License suspension in Massachusetts happens frequently. A simple traffic stop could result in the immediate suspension of your driver’s license, for months or years.
How long is an immediate threat license suspension?
Immediate threat suspensions impose an indefinite suspension of your right to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts. You will be given no specific date when you could hope to have your legal right to drive reinstated.
These license suspensions are initiated by a police officer or medical professional sending a request to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The RMV most often simply rubber stamps a recommendation by the police officer, with it going into effect even before a driver has the opportunity to challenge the suspension or tell his or her side of the story. The suspension has no end date.
Catch a police officer on a bad day and you could face an Immediate Threat Suspension after a speeding violation, even when no other vehicle operators were at risk, and may have been traveling at essentially the same speed.
If the officer also charges you with criminal charges, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will not provide you any guidance until at a minimum the case is resolved.