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 […]

Habitual Traffic Offender License Suspension | Hardship License Attorney

Did you know that your motor vehicle license could be suspended for four years if you were to get 12 civil infractions in five years or just three convictions for major offenses? Under M.G.L. c. 90, § 22F the Registry of Motor Vehicles will automatically suspend an individual’s license for four years if they are determined to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]