This week Attorney Inna Rifman successfully argued on behalf of her clients resulting in "Not Responsible" findings on two serious traffic violations charges.
Dorchester District Court:
Operator charged with 'Unsafe Lane Change" in violation of Mass. Gen. Laws Chapter 89, Section 4 and "Speeding" 80 mph on 55 mph zone in violation of Mass. Gen. Laws Chapter 90, Section 18, total citation of $350.00. After Police Prosecutor presented the facts, Attorney Rifman was able to point out several weaknesses of the case resulting in dismissal of speeding charge and reducing the total fine from $350.00 to $50.00. As a result of "Not Responsible" finding the client was able to avoid a 6 year increase in the insurance premium.
Brookline District Court :
Operator charged with 'Failure to Yield". Operator inadvertently failed to yield to a police officer when making a left turn at an intersection. She was subsequently pulled over and issued a citation. Attorney Rifman over Police Prosecutor's objection secured a dismissal of an alleged violation.
We're often asked, "Should most people hire a lawyer to fight a speeding ticket or other civil motor vehicle infraction? Why not just pay the ticket and be done with it?" Because paying the ticket doesn't make the problem "go away." There are consequences to doing that – and they include serious and costly auto insurance surcharges. The insurance rating system in Massachusetts is designed to reward incident-free drivers, and penalize (i.e., raise insurance rates) on high-risk drivers who have been involved in multiple traffic accidents or incidents. Accidents and traffic violations can produce surcharge points that stay on your record for six (6) years and that are reflected on your insurance statements for up to five (5) years. Surcharge amounts can add up to thousands of dollars in increased insurance premiums.https://www.facebook.com/GreaterBostonLaw