Learner’s Permit Test and Road Examination Update

The Registry of Motor Vehicles announced last week that they are unveiling additional services following the COVID-19 shutdown: Learner’s Permit Tests  – Individuals who need to take their Learner’s Permit Exam can make an appointment to take the examination. Individuals must take the test online at their home up to 60 days after completing their […]

Covid-19 and License Suspension Hearings

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has implemented a new license suspension hearings process due to the Covid-19 virus. Hearings will now all be conducted over the telephone and in person hearings have been stopped for foreseeable future. However, the process from needing a hearing to ultimately getting a Registry Hearing Officer on the telephone […]

Criminal Arrest Warrants | License Suspensions

In the past, if you failed to appear for a criminal court hearing date and a warrant was issued, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles would suspended your drivers license. The law was changed and no longer do arrest warrants generate license suspensions. However, when the law was changed, the Registry of Motor Vehicles was […]

Out of State Citations and Massachusetts License Suspensions

Massachusetts License Holders and Residents need to be aware that if they receive a citation outside of Massachusetts they could face a license suspension in Massachusetts. What may appear to be a ticket that is a fine only, may result in a 60-day or longer license suspension. License suspensions can grind your life to a […]

Effect of Out of State OUI/DUI Offenses on Massachusetts Drivers

Individuals who are either Massachusetts Residents and/or Massachusetts Driver’s License Holders are held to an extremely high bar when it comes to out of state violations. This is especially so for such individuals who are charged with and convicted of an out of state OUI/DUI. Not only will your right to operate likely be suspended […]

National Driver Register (NDR) License Suspensions

One of the most common ways in which a Massachusetts Resident or License Holder can have their license suspended is if their right to operate becomes suspended in another state. Federal Law mandates that states complete a check of the National Driver Register (NDR), prior to issuing or reinstating an individuals drivers license. During this […]

Massachusetts Drug Convictions No Longer Mean An Automatic Driver’s License Suspension

Recently the Massachusetts legislature passed a law, signed by Governor Baker, which lifted the requirement that those convicted of certain drug offenses have their driver’s license suspended. Prior to the enactment of this legislation, individuals convicted under the 94c Controlled Substance Act had an automatic driver’s license suspension ranging from one to five years. In addition to the […]

Massachusetts Hardship License Attorney | Former RMV Hearing Officer

In Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has many ways to suspend your right to operate a motor vehicle. Meaning you can lose your license or privilege to operate in Massachusetts for a variety of reasons. There are just a select few ways that a Hearing Officer at the Registry of Motor Vehicles can grant […]

How To Get Your License Suspended As A Junior Operator In Massachusetts

magine, you just turned sixteen, studied for a couple of weeks, and passed the Massachusetts Permit Test. Or, you are sixteen and a half, spent countless hours in drivers education and, finally passed the road examination and in a flash, your permit or license is suspended. In Massachusetts, if you are under 18 years old […]

Clients Charge Of Using A Motor Vehicle Without Authority Dismissed

I am excited to report that after just two court appearances a client with an extensive criminal record had the criminal offense of using a motor vehicle without authority dismissed. This case had extra significance because a conviction would have caused the client to loose his license for one year. Client was a rear seat […]