Employing an unlicensed operator MA Law
Employing an unlicensed operator to operate a motor vehicle is one of the new offenses that Melanie’s law added to DUI cases. The law is governed by Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 90, section 12. If the employer is convicted of this offense and it is a first offense, the employer could face up to a $500 fine. If the employer is convicted of a second offense, the employer could face up to a 1 year in the house of correction and up to a $1,000 fine. Additionally, the employer can have his license suspended for up to 1 year along with his registration.
An example in which a MA employer could be charge
The defendant is driving a company van. The defendant is pulled over and the police officer discovers that the defendant’s license is suspended. The defendant can be charged with operating a motor vehicle while his license is suspended. The employer can be charged with allowing an unlicensed employee to operate a motor vehicle.
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