Open Cases & Mass. Board of Appeal Hearings

BOARD_APPEAL_ATTORNEYYou should not appear before the Board of Appeal of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance at a hardship license hearing if you have open criminal or civil matters that may result in future suspension(s). You should contact a lawyer to review your driving and criminal records prior to filing for any hardship license hearing with the Board to determine if you have open matters. If you have any open criminal cases or civil motor vehicle infractions (CMVIs) that would trigger license suspensions if you were convicted or found responsible, you should not appear before the Board. In situations such as this, the Board will either affirm the suspension and deny you a hardship license or not hold a hearing and place your case on hold until the open matters are resolved. The Board generally does not hear hardship appeals when other cases are pending, because it would make little sense to grant a hardship license only to have a new suspension supersede it.  Contact Attorney Brian E. Simoneau at 508-656-0057 or via e-mail ( if you would like more information.