All About License Suspensions For Commercial Drivers In Massachusetts, And How To Keep Your Right To Drive

Some of the harshest license suspensions in Massachusetts affect those of us who are holders of a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Several decades ago, Massachusetts adopted the Federal Government’s Department of Transportation standards and regulations related to commercial driver license disqualifications. Under these standards, CDL license holders can have their commercial licenses suspended even for […]

7 Surchargeable Events 60-Day License Suspension

In Massachusetts if a driver accumulates seven motor vehicle law violation convictions or “at-fault” accidents over three years, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will issue a 60 day license suspension. Pursuant to G.L. c. 175 §113B, the Registry will automatically issue the suspension notice upon receipt of seventh conviction or “at-fault” determination. It is important to note […]

License Fraud Suspension

License Fraud Suspensions Did your friend tell you it would be ok to go and use his information to apply for and obtain a Massachusetts license or identification card? If so, you have put yourself and your friend into the arena of the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Massachusetts State Police Compliance Unit. In conjunction […]

Junior Operator License Holders Beware

Imagine, you have just turned 16 and a half and finally passed the drivers test. The Registry of Motor Vehicles issues Junior Operator Licenses to individuals who are under 18 years old. However, as a Junior Operator License Holder you still have many restrictions imposed on you. For example cannot operate between 12:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M. […]

Registry Of Motor Vehicles To Run National Driver Registry Match Impacting Thousands

It seems that the fall out from the horrific motor vehicle accident in New Hampshire that led to the death of seven individuals continues to embroil the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Following the horrific actions of Mr. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, it was discovered that the Registry of Motor Vehicles had been failing to process out […]

Have An Experienced OUI/DUI And License Suspension Attorney On Your Side

In October 2005 the Massachusetts passed landmark legislation that is most commonly known as “Melanie’s Law.” The law significantly altered OUI/DUI Penalties and created new criminal offenses related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Most of the new provisions that were included in Melanie’s Law apply retroactively, meaning if you are convicted of a […]

How To Appeal License Suspensions To The Board Of Appeals?

In Massachusetts License Suspensions are imposed by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. However, many times they are resolved not at the Registry but at the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals. It is important to note that the Board of Appeals is not part of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  The best way to think […]

Applying For An OUI / DUI Hardship License

Massachusetts lawmakers, police officers, and district attorneys all take drunk driving seriously and impose significant suspension. However, if your license is suspended for Operating under the influence (OUI) you may be eligible for a hardship license. In Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is authorized to grant hardship licenses to individuals who have no more […]

Applying For A Hardship License Following A First Offense Alcohol Or Drug Program

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, individuals charged with their first offense for operating under the influence can opt to be assigned to the Alcohol Education Program, known as the 24(D) program. In these cases, you will admit to sufficient facts and your case can be continued without a finding for one year. The court will […]