Six Month License Suspension Overturned
Jen* came to Gilman Law, P.C., after she was referred to the firm by another attorney. Jen had just received notice that her license was going to be suspended the following day for an indefinite period. Attorney Gilman immediately contacted the Massachusetts Enforcement Services Department and delayed the suspension for over one month.
Years ago, Jen allowed her friend to borrow her credit card. Her friend was in nursing school and need some extra financial help. At the time Jen was in a position to help. Unfortunately, Jen's friend was often asked for an I.D. when she went to use the card. Jen suggested that they go and get a duplicate I.D. in Jen's name from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Years have since passed and only now is the Registry of Motor Vehicles coming for Jen and her friend. Jen is now the mother of three and set to begin nursing school in the fall and her best friend works fulltime as an emergency room nurse. Neither Jen nor her friend could survive any extended license suspension. After meeting with the Enforcement Services Division of the Registry of Motor Vehicles both Jen and her friend were issued 6 month license suspensions and told they would have to retake the permit test and road examination.
Attorney Gilman knew the suspension was not fair, and advised Jen that she had a great appeal to take to the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals. Within just a few weeks, at the Board, Attorney Gilman argued that the six month suspension was not just unfair but that it was wrong as a matter of law! We argued that M.G.L. c. 90, §34B permits a one year suspension upon a criminal conviction. If there is no prosecution or conviction, the suspension should not exceed 60 days. Attorney Gilman argued that Jen should not only be entitled to the immediate reinstatement of her driving privileges but that she should not be obligated to retake either the permit or driving test. Jen had renewed her license multiple times before the Registry decided to act!
Just a few days after the hearing, we received the Board of Appeals Decision – Jen's license was no longer suspended! The Board voted to fully reinstate her drivers license!
Do Not Let the Registry of Motor Vehicles Get Away Without a Fight!
Stories of license restatements and hardship licenses are happening every day. Attorney Gilman has an extensive record of success at not only the Registry of Motor Vehicle's but at the Board of Appeals. If you have or are facing a license suspension, do not wait! Attorney Gilman is available for a Free Case Consultation. Attorney Gilman can help you get back on the road legally!
* Real names have been changed to protect confidentiality. This testimonial, dramatization, or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. The results portrayed were dependent on the facts of that case, and your results will differ if based on different facts.