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Use of Vehicle Without Authority

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, Section 24(2)(a) punishes people who use a motor vehicle without authority knowing that doing so is unauthorized. An important element to this offense is knowledge—a person must know that they are using the ve… Read More
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Operating After Suspension or Revocation

What does it mean to operate after suspension or revocation? Under Massachusetts law, to operate a motor vehicle after suspension or revocation is a crime. The offense is “operating after suspension or revocation of license.” What does the govern… Read More
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What does the law say on shoplifting? Massachusetts law states: “Any person who intentionally takes possession of, carries away, transfers or causes to be carried away or transferred any merchandise displayed, held, stored or offered for sale by a… Read More
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Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

Negligent Operation of a motor vehicle is a crime in Massachusetts, punishable under M.G.L. c. 90, § 24(2)(a). A person acts negligently when they fail to use due care, or they act in a way that a reasonable person would not. Massachusetts General L… Read More
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