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Mass. False License Suspensions

Massachusetts Registry News

The Mass. RMV uses facial recognition technology and other means to detect drivers who have obtained or tried to obtain false licenses. Pursuant to G.L. c. 90 § 24B, it is a felony with a maximum sentence of 5 years in state prison to make false statements on a Massachusetts Driver’s License Application. Providing a false name, date of birth, or social security number constitutes the crime of driver’s license fraud. Also, under the Mass. false driver’s license law, it is a felony to impersonate someone or use another person’s information when applying for a Mass. driver’s license.

A person convicted of violating G.L. c. 90 § 24B will have his driver’s licenses suspended for 1 year. Also, a false license conviction counts as a predicate offense for 4 year Habitual Traffic Offender revocations.

In addition to the law on false driver’s licenses, someone who uses another person’s information to obtain a driver’s license may be guilty of identity fraud. Providing false information to obtain any identification card or other evidence of such another’s identity violates the Massachusetts identify theft law, a misdemeanor which carries a fine up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 2 ½ years.

If you have received a letter from the Registry stating that your license is being revoked indefinitely for Comp Fraud Lic/Id, you should contact a lawyer. You must attend a hearing at the Registry’s Special Investigations Unit and there is absolutely no way to get your license back until you are cleared by the Mass. RMV Special Investigations Unit. A lawyer can help you get clearance and get back on the road as soon as possible. Call today or complete the contact form on this site for a free consultation and review of your Massachusetts false license case by Attorney Brian E. Simoneau, a lawyer who specializes in Massachusetts license revocations and reinstatements. Attorney Simoneau has successfully handled a large number of false license cases at both the RMV Special Investigation Unit and the Board of Appeal.

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