If you are facing a license suspension due to out-of-state convictions, such as DUI or reckless driving, an experienced attorney can help.
How to Reinstate a License after an Out-of-State Suspension
To reinstate your license in Massachusetts after an out of state offense, you must first meet all the requirements of that state. This may include attending courses, obtaining special insurance, or paying fines. Once completed, your license could be reinstated in Massachusetts – but not automatically.
Even if you have met the requirements for reinstatement in another state, it does not automatically guarantee reinstatement in Massachusetts. The RMV reviews each case separately and decides whether to grant reinstatement.
The Massachusetts RMV will treat the offense as if it occurred here in Massachusetts. Any out-of-state conviction can result in an additional suspension of your MA driver’s license – regardless of whether the penalty was already paid, or legal requirements fulfilled in another jurisdiction. It is always best to seek out legal counsel when facing a possible out-of-state suspension so that your rights are fully protected. Drivers should understand the collateral consequences before resolving a case in another state.