Allowing someone to drive your vehicle with a suspended or revoked Mass. License is a criminal offense and it can have severe consequences. I just finished speaking with a gentleman who is facing the revocation of his vehicle’s registration for allowing someone who had a suspended license to drive his car. Under Melanie’s Law, allowing someone to drive your vehicle without a license is a crime and the Registry can suspend the vehicle’s registration and/or the car owner’s driver’s license for up to one (1) year.

Being a “nice guy” and allowing someone to borrow your car may seem like a good idea. However, knowing allowing someone to drive while they are suspended, revoked, or unlicensed can land you in hot water with the police, courts, and the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles. If your license or registration is suspended for this reason, which is referred to as a “complaint regulatory,” you are entitled to have a hearing at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer at this important complaint regulatory hearing.