Criminal Offense Convictions Can Lead to License Suspensions

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In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, there are a significant number of criminal statutes under which a conviction could not only result in criminal penalties but also carry mandatory driver’s license suspensions. Such license suspensions can run from 45 days all the way to a lifetime revocation. Below is a list of just some of the criminal offenses for which a conviction will carry a mandatory license suspension.

Criminal Offense Conviction in MAOperating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

  • 1st offense: 45 days to 1-year license suspension
  • 2nd offense: 2-year license suspension
  • 3rd offense: 8-year license suspension
  • 4th offense: 10-year license suspension
  • 5th offense: Lifetime license revocation

Larceny of a Motor Vehicle & Use Without Authority

  • License suspension for 1 to 3 years

Operating a Motor Vehicle With a Suspended License

  • License suspension for 60 days to 1 year

Driving to Endanger

  • License suspension for 60 days to 1 year

Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident

  • License suspension for 1 to 2 years

Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident

  • License suspension for 60 days to 1 year

Motor Vehicle Manslaughter

  • License suspension for 15 years to life

Motor Vehicle Homicide

  • License suspension for 15 years to life

If you are a facing any of these criminal charges, it is critical that you speak with an attorney who understands not just the criminal consequences associated with the charges but also all the collateral driving consequences prior to resolving any criminal matter.