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 […]

Effect of Out of State Offenses & License Suspensions on Massachusetts Drivers

Massachusetts Residents and License Holders who are arrested, convicted or suspended in another state of any number of offenses such as OUI/DUI, Reckless Operation and motor vehicle law violations can face suspension of their Massachusetts Driver’s License or right to operate. There are a number of different reasons or ways by which a Massachusetts Resident […]

Costs Associated with a First Offense OUI/DUI

If you are assigned to the first offender Driver Alcohol Education Program there are significant fees and fines that the court will impose. Some courts will consider remitting some of the costs and fees while others cannot be waived. $65 per month Probation Supervision Fee; $250 Head Injury Assessment; $250 24D Program Fee; $50.00 Victims […]

License Suspensions for Refusing the Breathalyzer Test

Yes. If you are arrested and the police suspect you are under the influence of alcohol, police will request you submit to a breathalyzer test. Massachusetts is an “implied consent” state, which means if you refuse to submit to the test your license will automatically be suspended. If you decide to take the breathalyzer test […]

Ignition Interlock Department Increases Violation Enforcement

Inside the Registry of Motor Vehicle’s there is a special department tasked with monitoring the Commonwealth’s Ignition Interlock Program (IID). The Registry of Motor Vehicle’s Ignition Interlock Department monitors interlock restricted operators compliance with the interlock program. Recently, the Interlock Department has significantly stepped up its enforcement. The Department has appeared to increase the number […]

I Just Reinstated My License, Why Did I Get A New Suspension Notice?

Many clients have experienced the roller coaster of emotions when dealing with the Registry of Motor Vehicles and license suspensions. There is the initial shock of receiving the license suspension notice in the mail, the optimistic feeling after speaking with my office, the fear of the Board of Appeals Hearing and the complete joy when […]

Calculating License Suspension Reinstatement Fees

ndividuals in Massachusetts who loose their license due to a license suspension will be required to pay a reinstatement fee prior to their driving privileges being reinstated. Calculating license suspension reinstatement fees used to a be a simple task, however with the new RMV ATLAS System, individuals may need a graphic calculator to figure out the […]