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License suspension, OUI, and other traffic charges can have a significant damaging effect on your life—both personally and professionally. Experienced criminal defense attorney Matthew Gilman offers frequent blog posts filled with helpful information and knowledgeable insight about topics such as criminal charges, defense strategies, the legal process, retaining your driving privileges, protecting your rights, and choosing the right attorney.

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Breathtest OUI/DUI Could Be Overturned

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

27,000 OUI/DUI convictions Could be Overturned The Massachusetts Trial Court announced this week that 27,000 notices will be sent to individuals who may have pled or were found guilty of OUI/DUI between 2011 and 2019 and today may be eligible to have the conviction overturned and a new trial orde...

Vacating Massachusetts OUI/DUI Convictions

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

Individuals who were arrested and charged with OUI/DUI between June, 2011 and April, 2019 may be soon eligible to have those convictions vacated and removed from their record. After years of litigation challenging the use of improperly calibrated breathalyzer machines closure is finally in sight....

Learner’s Permit Test and Road Examination Update

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

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. Individuals must take the tes...

Massachusetts Recommended License Suspension Attorney

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

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 suspend a drivers license....

Covid-19 and License Suspension Hearings

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

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 needing a hearing to u...

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 suspens...

Breathalyzer Test Results Are Again Admissible

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

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 in prosecutions fr...

How Long Does a DUI Stay on Record?

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

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 seriously impact your a...

National Driver Register (NDR) License Suspensions

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

One of the most common ways in which a Massachusetts Resident or License Holder finds themselves with a license suspension is by being suspended in a different state. How Does the Registry Find Out About Out of State License Suspensions? There are a number of ways by which the Massachusetts Regis...

Criminal Arrest Warrants | License Suspensions

Posted by Matthew Gilman | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

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,...

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