The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will indefinitely suspend or revoke your driver’s license or right to drive indefinitely when a police officer files a report indicating that allowing you to keep your license may endanger public safety. This occurs when an officer observes or has dangerous driving brought to his or her attention. In such cases, where a driver poses such a significant threat to public safety, the RMV can revoke his or her license.
In complaint immediate threat cases which involve criminal charges such as DUI, operating so as to endanger, the Registry may delay reinstatement until the criminal charges are resolved. At the immediate threat hearing, the Registry may impose additional suspension time, assign you to a remedial driver training program such as the National Safety Council Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, or the State Courts Against Road Rage Program. The Registry may also you to pass a written examination and full road test prior to getting your license reinstated. There is a $500.00 mandatory reinstatement fee to clear a complaint immediate threat suspension.
It should be noted that even if your criminal charges are dismissed or you are found not guilty, the Registry can still take action against your license and require to serve suspension time on a complaint immediate threat. These suspensions are indefinite in length, meaning that the Registry can keep you off the road until the hearings officer is satisfied that you are no longer a danger to public safety and you’ve served enough time.
Of course, one of the best ways to get on the road as quickly and painlessly as possible is to hire a lawyer who specializes in Registry of Motor Vehicle Hearings. I have cleared a large number of immediate threat revocations and I have obtained full reinstatements for my clients. If you’ve received a letter from the Mass. RMV stating that your license was suspended due to an immediate threat, contact me for a free consultation and review of your situation.