Understanding Restricted Licenses During Suspension

While restricted, these licenses allow some mobility during the license suspension period. An experienced OUI - License Suspension attorney at Gilman Law can help you to seek a Hardship License. Our lead attorney has a rare level of experience and success in all license suspension issues.

What is involved in getting a Hardship License?

If you have had your license suspended or revoked, you could be eligible for a Hardship License. These licenses can be granted to those who are considered habitual drug offenders, have been convicted of a drug offense, or alcohol offenses. Often decisions will lie with an RMV Hearing Officer – who will act as judge, jury, and prosecutor. Will the decision be fair? That depends on how your Hearing is managed. Often hardship appeals must go directly to the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals

An attorney with experience in license suspension can assist you to:

  • Thoroughly review your driving and criminal record to develop a plan of action
  • Submit correct, error-free paperwork
  • Schedule an RMV hearing
  • Represent you at the hearing to pursue a Hardship License 
  • Prepare extensive memorandum at all Board of Appeal hearings.
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What type of License Suspensions will the Registry consider a hardship license for?

The Registry of Motor Vehicles will only consider drivers for hardship licenses when the license is suspension due to:

  • 1st and 2nd OUI Suspensions
  • Habitual Traffic Offender Suspensions

If your license is suspended for any other reason, your only avenue for relief is through the Division of Insurance Board of Appeals. Whether it be through the Registry or the Board of Appeals, the Attorneys at Gilman Law have the experience and expertise to get you back on the road.

Why hire an attorney with experience in license suspension?

Hiring an attorney with expertise in MA license suspension is advantageous because they understand the applicable laws and possess valuable insight on how various procedures work within the RMV system; something even very educated lawyers without experience in this field often know little about.  

An attorney who knows how the RMV works typically leads to faster, better results than trying to get a Hardship License on your own – which is challenging and often almost impossible. The RMV Hearing Officer will decide what you will have to live with – can you risk it? If you were refused a Hardship License, our firm can help you appeal the decision.

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Where are you allowed to drive with a Hardship License?

A Hardship License can provide a huge relief for those who have had their driver’s license suspended for OUI or other offenses as it allows them to travel every day. The license allows a person to drive for a 12-hour period. The RMV is very strict in the documentation that they require to establsih a hardship. Specifically, the RMV requires paperwork establishing a need for a license to drive to work, school, or medical appointments.

However, it is important to remember that these licenses come with specific restrictions, based on your individual situation. An experienced attorney can educate you on all relevant information so that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities when operating a vehicle with a Hardship (Cinderella) license.

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Why choose Gilman Law?

Here at Gilman Law, we specialize in Massachusetts' license suspension law, providing people who have had a license suspended for OUI, DUI, or other offense to seek a Hardship License, offering flat fees for many services.

We also provide:

  • Payment plans
  • Same day service
  • Administrative work with the RMV
  • Honest opinions and integrity throughout all stages of the process

With our lead attorney’s unique experience as a former Hearing Officer at the RMV, we have unparalleled insight into the system's workings which allows us to efficiently help our clients get their licenses back quickly. We are a go-to resource for OUI or DUI and license suspension issues throughout MA and strive to serve our clients and seek a Hardship License, no matter serious the situation. 

Protect your right to drive

We understand that dealing with the RMV system can be overwhelming and confusing. That’s why we offer flat fee services and payment plans; you won’t need to worry about unexpected charges or fees. Each case is handled efficiently and thoroughly. This includes filing proper paperwork and following up on your behalf, so you are free from any extra stress or hassle that comes along with dealing with the RMV.

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Experience matters when seeking a Hardship License.

Our lead attorney has previously worked at the RMV as a Hearing Officer and understands exactly how the system works; he is well equipped to guide you through each stage of your case while advocating on your behalf. At Gilman Law, we provide personalized service that meets our client's needs - from providing protection from criminal charges to taking steps to get you back behind the wheel quickly and efficiently.

With us on your side, you can rest assured that you have experts fighting for you. Time is of the essence when it comes to driver’s license suspension, so contact us today.

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