Junior Operators

EVERY parent and junior operator should be aware of the license loss they face under Massachusetts drunk driving laws AND for other moving violations including speeding, operating with other passengers in the motor vehicle, and operating during night restriction (12 a.m. to 5 a.m.).  EVERY junior operator not only has a right to appeal any citation they receive, they should appeal the citation and hire a lawyer familiar with these appeals.

Some of the common charges are listed below:

Junior Operator Speeding (in addition to fines):

  • 1st offense: 90 day license suspension; plus $500 to reinstate license; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes; plus completion of the state courts against road rage program; plus $50 reinstatement surcharge; plus must retake and successfully complete driving test
  • 2nd offense: 1 year license suspension; plus $500 to reinstate license; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes; plus completion of the state courts against road rage program; plus $50 reinstatement surcharge; plus must retake and successfully complete driving test

Permit Holder Speeding (in addition to fines):

  • 1st offense: 90 day license suspension; plus $500 to reinstate license; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes; plus completion of the state courts against road rage program; plus $50 reinstatement surcharge; plus must retake and successfully complete driving test
  • 2nd offense: 1 year license suspension; plus $500 to reinstate license; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes; plus completion of the state courts against road rage program; plus $50 reinstatement surcharge; plus must retake and successfully complete driving test

Driving with other passengers in first six months:

  • 1st offense: $35 fine; plus 60 day license suspension
  • 2nd offense: $35 – $75 fine; plus 180 day license suspension; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes
  • 3rd offense: $75 – $150 fine; plus 1 year license suspension; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes

Junior Operator Driving between midnight and 5 am:

  • 1st offense: $100 – $1,000 fine; plus 60 day license suspension
  • 2nd offense: $100 – $1,000 fine; plus 180 day license suspension; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes
  • 3rd offense: $100 – $1,000 fine; plus 1 year license suspension; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes

Permit Holder driving without an adult or between midnight and 5 am:

  • 1st offense: $100 – $1,000 fine; plus 60 day learner’s permit suspension
  • 2nd offense: $100 – $1,000 fine; plus 180 day learner’s permit suspension; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes
  • 3rd offense: $100 – $1,000 fine; plus 1 year learner’s permit suspension; plus completion of registry program that encourages attitudinal changes

Junior Operator drag racing:

  • 1st offense: $250; plus 1 year license suspension; plus $500 to reinstate license; plus completion of the state courts against road rage program
  • 2nd offense: $500; plus 3 years license suspension; plus $1000 to reinstate license; plus completion of the state courts against road rage program

Junior Operator operating recklessly or negligently (in addition to fines):

  • 1st offense: 180 day license suspension
  • 2nd offense: 1 year license suspension if it occurs within a 3 year period of the first offense.

For more information, contact Attorney Jessica A. Foley at 1-866-981-7888, Jessica@JessicaFoleyLaw.com, or contact me online.

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