License Suspensions and Surchargeable Offenses In Massachusetts

Massachusetts Surchargeable Infractions Frequently, client’s contact Gilman Law to find out whether the citation/ticket they were just given by a police officer will count as a surcharge. How much will this one citation or offense cause my insurance to go up. Surcharges in Massachusetts are applied to your insurance premium if you pay the citation or […]

Massachusetts Department of Revenue and License Suspensions

Imagine you are ordered to or agree to pay child support and you get stuck in a difficult situation and fall behind. M.G.L. c. 119A §16B provides the Department of Revenue (DOR) with authority to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to suspend or prohibit the issuance or renewal of your drivers license. DOR can make […]

License Suspensions Due to an OUI/DUI Conviction

If you need to drive to get to work, school or frequent medical appointments, losing your drivers license following a DUI Arrest and conviction is a major hardship. A restricted license or hardship license is possible. If you have received your first DUI conviction, the court has no authority in Massachusetts to granting you a […]

What to Expect at a Board of Appeals License Suspension Hearing

Drivers all across the Commonwealth receive license suspension letters everyday. Some matters can be resolved quickly at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, while other cases go to the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals. The Board of Appeals is an administrative hearing board that has legal authority to overturn or modify any decision issued by the Registrar […]

Options following an Arrest for a First Offense OUI/DUI

Every day, in every corner of Massachusetts, people are arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor or drugs (OUI or DUI). It does not matter what city or town you live in, who you know, or what kind of car you drive, every day countless people’s lives are changed because of Operating Under […]

What to Do After Being Arrest for OUI/DUI in Massachusetts

Drivers all across the Commonwealth have felt that sick feeling in their stomach when they see the blue police cruiser lights turn on behind their vehicle. The feeling is even worse when you have been out and may have had a few drinks. Below are some easy to remember steps you should take if you have […]

Legal Limit Blood Alcohol Levels in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts it is not illegal to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. It only becomes a crime when you are operating a motor vehicle and your ability to so is either impaired or your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is measured above the legal limit. Your blood alcohol content is measured as a percent […]

Is There A Difference Between DUI, OUI And DWI?

The offense of driving under the influence of intoxicating liqour can go by many names. In some states there are different criminal offenses depending on the severity and the blood alcohol intent. While some states have the crime of Driving Under the Influence and others have Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and others have […]