Ignition Interlock Department Increases License Suspensions

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 License 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 […]

License Suspensions 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 […]