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Drug Related License Suspensions

If your Massachusetts License has been suspended for a drug offense, you may be able to appeal your license suspension and obtain a hardship license from the Registry of Motor Vehicles or the Board of Appeal. A suspended license lawyer can help you.

On March 30, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law which prohibits the Registry from suspended licenses due to convictions for most drug offenses. Except for serious cases involving trafficking of certain controlled substances, the Registry can no longer suspend for drug convictions. 

If you license has been suspended for anything but a serious drug trafficking conviction, you can get your license reinstated by seeing a Registry Hearings Officer. You should not need an attorney to get reinstated under these circumstances. 

The Mass. RMV will continue to impose 5 year license revocations for drug trafficking (Class A, B, C, or Fentanyl)  Hardship consideration is possible by appearing before a MassDOT Hearings Officer such as those located at the Boston Branch of the RMV, 136 Blackstone Street, Boston, MA or the Division of Insurance, Board of Appeal. Legal representation is recommended.