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How to Handle License Suspensions During COVID 19

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

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 a license suspension notice you contact a law firm that specializes license suspension law and that knows the ins and outs of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

I Received a Suspension Notice What Can I do?

Due to COVID-19 license suspension hearings are now being conducted over the telephone. Although, that sounds easy, it is anything but. In order to have a license suspension hearing, you must request a hearing in person at just a limited number of Registry Branch locations. Not easy for individuals who just found out their license is suspended.

In addition to having to get to one of the limited Registry locations that conduct the hearings, suspension hearings are limited per location per day. License Suspension Hearings are held on a first come first serve basis. Often times the hearing forms for the day are all issued before 9 A.M.

Where are License Suspension Hearings being offered?

License Suspension Hearings are only conducted out of a very limited number of Registry of Motor Vehicle Locations. Most importantly the hearing's process only starts at these locations. The hearings themselves will be conducted over the telephone.

What Happens When I Get to the Registry?

Hopefully you arrive early enough to get issued a hearing sheet. If applications for the day are still available, you will be provided a hearing application to be completed. You will need to turn in the completed application. In addition, you will need to provide any documentation that you think the hearing officer will need in your case.

What Happens After I Complete the Hearing Application?

After you turn in the application and all other relevant documentation, you can go home. At some point either that same day or within the next several days you will receive a phone call from a restricted or blocked number. This is most likely the hearing officer calling to conduct you hearing.  You do not want to miss this call.

If you have provided all relevant documentation, are clear on the National Driver Registrar and AMMVA Systems, the hearing officer will set your reinstatement fee. Reinstatement fees can be paid by:

Can I have Gilman Law, P.C. Help Me Navigate This Process?

Absolutely, we help clients throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts everyday get their right to operate reinstated. We do all that we can to make the process as easy as possible. In fact, we appear on behalf of our clients multiple times per week at Registry locations throughout the state to complete the hearing application process for our clients. We make sure to arrive by 7 A.M. to ensure our clients get their hearings. Most importantly we make sure our clients are prepared and in the best position to get their license reinstated as quickly as possible.

If you have or are facing a license suspension, contact the team at Gilman Law, P.C. to start the process of getting back on the road. Trust the team that knows the ins & outs of Massachusetts License Suspension. Our office is dedicated to License Suspension Law and OUI Defense. Start getting back on the road today, by calling the firm that knows how to do it.

Let's discuss your license suspension and how to get it back: Call 978-612-6447 or contact us online today.

About the Author

Matthew Gilman

Meet Matthew Gilman Attorney Matthew Gilman understands the difficulties his clients face when their driver's license is suspended or they are charged with an OUI/DUI.  Prior to opening his law practice, Attorney Gilman worked as a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) hearings officer. During his t...


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