Hardship Licenses

Penalties for Driving While Suspended

Thousands of drivers are charged with operating after suspension or revocation in Massachusetts each year. These charges can have serious consequences in the form of fines, fees, towing, inconvenience, lost time from work, additional suspension time, habitual traffic offender penalties, reinstatement fees, court appearances, insurance premium increases and legal costs. It is extremely easy to get caught driving while suspended in Massachusetts. Most police cruisers are equipped with laptops which are connected the Registry of Motor Vehicles. These computers will…

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Marijuana & Mass. License Suspensions

Possession of less than an ounce of Marijuana has been “decriminalized.” Also, possession of marijuana with a valid “medical marijuana” card has been legalized under Massachusetts law. However, marijuana still remains an illegal controlled substance under federal law. If you are convicted of a marijuana related offense such as criminal possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, distribution, trafficking, or cultivation, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will automatically impose a license suspension. This is because the Massachusetts Drug…

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Hire a Lawyer BEFORE your hearing!

Here’s an all too common unfortunate situation: I received a DUI continuance with out a finding in March of 2013. Although the courts were only trying me as a first time offender, I had a prior DUI with the same finding 7-8 years ago. I went to the hearing for my hardship license on my own about two months ago at the Board of Appeal and had a horrific experience, where they basically tell everyone there they are alcoholics. I…

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