Articles Posted in Speeding Tickets

On April 23, 2014, BN, a 20 year old male from Tewksbury, was driving on his way to work. He was on Livingston Street in Tewksbury. A car was parked on the right side of the road with its hazard lights on. That car was half way in the travel lane and half way over the fog line. BN approached the stopped vehicle, slowed, put his left directional signal on, proceeded over the center line of the road, passed the stopped vehicle, and then went back into his lane of travel. An unmarked car pulled up behind BN and began to blink its lights. The unmarked car got right on BN’s tail. BN continued on. The unmarked car then pulled alongside BN and the operator held up a police badge. BN pulled over. An off-duty Tewksbury Police Officer came out of the unmarked car and approached BN. The off-duty police officer called for a cruiser and an on-duty police officer responded to the scene. BN was ordered out of his car; he was patted down by the police; the police searched his car. The police found nothing. The police then gave BN a citation for speeding and two marked lane violations.

BN requested a hearing and mailed in the citation. BN went to the first hearing before the Clerk-Magistrate without a lawyer and lost. BN appealed.

BN retained Attorney Robert Lewin from North Andover for the appeal hearing in front of the Judge. BN met with Attorney Lewin and fully prepared for the hearing. BN and Attorney Lewin went over the facts of the case in great detail. Attorney Lewin thoroughly prepared BN to testify. Attorney Lewin had BN practice his testimony as if they were in Court.

RJ, a 54 year old man who drives for a living, was at risk of losing his license for three speeding tickets. He had gone to Haverhill (MA) District Court on his own and lost his appeal of a speeding ticket and he had paid a speeding ticket in California which was then reported to Massachusetts. He then got stopped on the Lowell Connector and was charged with going 71 mph in a 55 mph zone. The police were using a Lidar Device. If found responsible he would have lost his license. On October 5, 2011 RJ and Attorney Robert Lewin appeared in Lowell District Court for the hearing in front of the Clerk-Magistrate. RJ thought his case was hopeless. After a full hearing before the Clerk-Magistrate RJ was found NOT responsible. RJ and Attorney Lewin focused on RJ’s version of what had occurred and his testimony that he was going 53 mph. The Clerk-Magistrate found RJ’s version credible, the Lidar reading notwithstanding.