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Criminal Offense Convictions Can Lead to License Suspensions

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, there are a significant number of criminal statutes under which a conviction could not only result in criminal penalties but also carry mandatory driver's license suspensions. Such license suspensions can run from 45 days all the way to a lifetime revocation. Below is a list of just some of the criminal offenses for which a conviction will carry a mandatory license suspension.

Criminal Offense Conviction in MA


License Suspension

OUI First Offense

45 days to 1 year

OUI Second Offense

2 years

OUI Third Offense

8 years

OUI Fourth Offense

10 years

OUI Fifth Offense

Lifetime license revocation

Larceny of a Motor Vehicle & Use Without Authority

1-3 years

Operating a Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License

60 days to 1 year

Driving to Endanger

60 days to 1 year

Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident

1-2 years

Leaving the Scene of a Property Accident

60 days to 1 year

Involuntary Manslaughter

15 years to life

Vehicular Manslaughter

15 years to life

Child Endangerment

1 year

If you are a facing any of these criminal charges, it is critical that you speak with an attorney who understands not just the criminal consequences associated with the charges but also all the collateral driving consequences prior to resolving any criminal matter.

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