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Massachusetts License Fraud Suspensions

Protecting You From Severe Penalties

The Massachusetts Registry’s Special Investigations Unit suspends licenses when it discovers license fraud. If the Massachusetts State Police Compliance Unit or the Registry of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Services Division determines that a person made false statements to obtain a Mass. driver’s license or Registry Identification Card, the RMV will automatically suspend all licenses involved in the transaction and schedule a hearing before the Special Investigations Unit.

If you have received a letter from MassDOT informing you that your license is being indefinitely revoked for “COMP FRAUD LIC/ID,” I urge you to contact me to discuss legal representation. I have successfully handled a large number of these cases at the Registry and Board of Appeal. Contact The Law Office of Brian Simoneau, P.C. by calling 508-665-2995 today.

What Kind of Penalties Can You Face for License Fraud?

Pursuant to G.L. c. 90 § 24B, procuring or attempting to procure a Massachusetts learner’s permit, a license to operate motor vehicles, or an RMV identification card is a felony that carries a sentence of up to five years in state prison.

Providing false information to obtain a permit, license, or ID is also a felony, and it carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. Falsely impersonating another person to obtain a license, permit, or ID is also a felony, and it may constitute the crime of identity theft, which is in addition to the separate crime of license fraud.

In addition to any criminal penalties, license fraud will result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license or right to operate, even if no criminal charges are filed.

Can You Get Your License Reinstated?

If the Registry is taking action against your license or right to operate in Massachusetts due to license fraud or “COMP FRAUD LIC/ID,” you will not get your license reinstated unless you personally appear at a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) hearing, which is only held at the Registry office located at the Massachusetts Transportation Building, 2nd Floor, 25 Stuart Street / 10 Park Plaza, in Boston, Massachusetts. You must bring certain documents to this hearing to prove your true identity, date of birth, signature, immigration status, and residential address.

If you were found to have provided any false documents or information to obtain a Massachusetts Driver’s License or Identification Card, your current license or right to drive will be suspended. The crime of license fraud is complete as soon as you hand a license application containing false information to a Registry employee. You have violated the law simply by providing false information, and it does not matter whether no license was granted based on the false information or you never received or used the license. As soon as you provide false documents or information such as your true name, date of birth, or social security number, the crime of license fraud has occurred.

After your license fraud hearing, you may be considered for a restricted hardship license or early reinstatement of your full license by filing an appeal with the Board of Appeal of the Division of Insurance. This Board has the legal authority to grant you driving privileges if you can convince the Board members that you have a legitimate hardship and you deserve relief. The Board is the only source of hardship licenses or early reinstatement in Massachusetts license fraud cases.

Whether you get early relief or not, you will be required to take a full written examination, obtain a learner’s permit, and schedule a road test. You will have to pay a $500.00 reinstatement fee and a $100.00 new license and road test fee. Whenever you get your license back, in the form of a full license or a Cinderella license, you will have to present all required documentation to the Registry as if you never had a license before.

Do You Need a Lawyer for License Fraud?

The Registry detects license fraud in a variety of ways, such as facial recognition and cross-matching information provided by the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you have received a letter from the Registry regarding license fraud, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your case and options. I have successfully handled a large number of Massachusetts License Fraud cases.
I have been able to obtain excellent results for my clients, so I invite you to contact me for a review of your license fraud case. I have distinguished myself as an expert in these cases, and I am available to consult with other lawyers who need assistance with this and other matters involving the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles. If you need help with a license fraud case, call The Law Office of Brian Simoneau, P.C., at 508-665-2995 today.