06

Apr

Massachusetts Drug Convictions No Longer Mean An Automatic Driver’s License Suspension

Recently the Massachusetts legislature passed a law, signed by Governor Baker, which lifted the requirement that those convicted of certain drug offenses have their driver's license suspended. Prior to the enactment of this legislation, individuals convicted under...

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06

Apr

Learner’s Permit Test And Road Examination Update

The Registry of Motor Vehicles announced last week that they are unveiling additional services following the COVID-19 shutdown: Learner's Permit Tests - Individuals who need to take their Learner's Permit Exam can make an appointment to take the examination. Indivi...

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06

Apr

Massachusetts Recommended License Suspension Attorney

In Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles has many ways to suspend your right to operate a motor vehicle. Meaning you can lose your license or privilege to operate in Massachusetts for a large number of reasons.While there are many ways by which the Registry may...

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06

Apr

Interlocks Required On First Offense OUI Hardship Licenses

Beginning in 2021, individuals convicted of or who plead to a first offense OUI/DUI will be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device if they wish to obtain a hardship license.The New Law Requires Interlock Devices On First Offenses If: Have no prior OUI/D...

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06

Apr

Covid-19 and License Suspension Hearings

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has implemented a new license suspension hearings process due to the Covid-19 virus. Hearings will now all be conducted over the telephone and in person hearings have been stopped for foreseeable future. However, the process from needi...

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06

Apr

How to Handle License Suspensions During COVID 19

Although many aspects of our daily lives continue to be upended, one thing has not changed. The Registry of Motor Vehicles continues to issue license suspensions. License Suspensions can range from thirty days to an indefinite time period. It is critical that that if you receive...

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06

Apr

Clients Charge Of Using A Motor Vehicle Without Authority Dismissed

I am excited to report that after just two court appearances a client with an extensive criminal record had the criminal offense of using a motor vehicle without authority dismissed. This case had extra significance because a conviction would have caused the client to loose his l...

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06

Apr

Client Avoids Two Years Of Having An Ignition Interlock Device

I am thrilled to report that the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals voted 3-0 in favor of a client and against the Registry of Motor Vehicles.In this case the client who was never a Massachusetts Resident or Massachusetts License Holder was being told by the Registry that in...

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06

Apr

Breathalyzer Test Results Are Again Admissible

For the past two years Prosecutors across the Commonwealth have been unable to introduce the results of breath tests administered on the Alcotest 9510 machine. On November 5, 2018 pursuant to a settlement agreement, breath tests were deemed to be presumptively excluded from use i...

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06

Apr

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Record?

Massachusetts is one of the strictest states when it comes to DUI laws and penalties. Unlike some states, Massachusetts never scrubs DUIs off a person's record. It will stay on record for life.How Can I Avoid a DUI on My record?Having a DUI on your record for life could serious...

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