Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle: Dismissed

Motor Vehicle Offenses

Dartmouth Police charged a Rhode Island man with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operation of an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.  These charges followed a long-term investigation by police where officers repeatedly observed the man drive and park his car overnight in Massachusetts.  Although the man’s driver’s license and vehicle registration were both active in Rhode Island, he appeared to be living in Massachusetts; therefore, police arrested and charged the man with these misdemeanor offenses in Massachusetts.  The Rhode Island man was dating a woman who lived in Massachusetts and his vehicle was seen in the Commonwealth when he visited her home, to include regularly staying overnight.  Following the man’s arrest, he hired Massachusetts Motor Vehicle and Criminal Defense Lawyers, John L. Calcagni III and Brett Beaubien, to defend him against charges filed in the New Bedford District Court.  The lawyers relayed to prosecutors the man’s purpose for visiting the Commonwealth and provided proof of the man’s active license, registration and motor vehicle insurance in Rhode Island.  Based on these collective factors, the matter was dismissed.