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.
You are eligible to apply for a hardship license from the RMV after you have served 1/2 of the term of your license suspension. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to get a hardship license sooner from the Board of Appeal.
You must have proof of completion of the proper drug treatment program as well as documentation of three (3) clean urine screens. The clean urine screenings must be from the 3 months preceding the hardship license hearing.
You must also supply a letter from probation which is not more than 30 days old, stating that you are in compliance with probation.
You must also prove that you have a legitimate hardship. The Registry will require you to provide a letter from you employer, on letterhead, which cannot be more than 30 days old. The letter must state your need for a hardship license and the work hours. A suspended license attorney can help you with the content for your work letter.
If you are self employed, you must present proof of self-employment. Acceptable forms of proof consist of a business certificate, tax forms indicating self-employment, and/or a current professional license. If you are self-employed, you must also present a letter on your own behalf explaining your need for a hardship license and the hours requested. If your are applying for a hardship license for other purpose (i.e. education, medical treatments), the RMV will require third party documentation of the hardship.
Finally, you must provide proof regarding the unavailability of public transportation. In certain circumstances, if you receive a hardship license, you will be required to install and use an ignition interlock device (IID) on each vehicle which you own, lease, or operate. Also, if you have a Commercial Drivers License, convictions of certain drug offenses might cause your CDL to be suspended.
Although you might meet all requirements, issuance of a hardship license is only granted at the reasonable discretion of the RMV or the Board of Appeal, based on the facts of the case. This is why it is important to be represented by an attorney. There is absolutely no guarantee that you will receive a hardship license. However, effective legal representation can make the difference between suffering through a long license suspension or getting back on the road legally. Contact an attorney today regarding your Massachusetts License Suspension / Reinstatement case.
1 Year Drug Related License Suspensions
A first conviction of illegal possession of a Class A, B, C, or D Drug will result in a one year license suspension, with hardship license consideration after 6 months. Conspiracy to Violate the Massachusetts Drug Laws also results in a 1 year loss of license.
Attorney Brian E. Simoneau has obtained hardship licenses for many of his clients who were facing drug suspensions. Do not suffer through a lengthy drug suspension when it might be possible to get a Massachusetts Hardship License or even get your full license back.
Of course, the key to success is con vicing the Registry or Board of Appeal that you are deserving of a hardship license. You can do this through effective testimony and proper documentation. License Suspensions lawyers have done this many times in the past. We know what works and what does not. Please contact us today for a free consultation
2 Year Drug Related License Suspensions
A conviction of possession with intent to distribute a Class D controlled substance (Marijuana) or a class E drug triggers a 2 year license revocation, with hardship license consideration after 1 year. Uttering a false or forged prescription also results in a 2 year license suspension.
3 Year Drug Related License Suspensions
The Mass. RMV will suspend your license for three (3) years for a conviction of possession with intent to distribute a class a, b, or c controlled substance. Hardship consideration is available after serving 1.5 years of the drug suspension.
4 Year Drug Related License Suspensions
The Registry of Motor Vehicles will revoke your driver’s license for a period of four (4) years for a second or subsequent conviction of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class A, B, or C, controlled substance or a second or subsequent conviction of illegal possession of cocaine. Hardship License consideration is available after serving 2 years of the 4 year revocation.
5 Year Drug Related License Suspensions
The Mass. RMV will impose 5 year license revocations for drug trafficking or drug distribution convictions. Hardship consideration is possible after serving 2.5 years of the 5 year revocation period. .