In July 2019, a review of the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) practices resulted in 2,039 license suspensions for about 1,607 Massachusetts drivers. Traffic violations, DMV demerit points, DUI charges, or persistent medical conditions can get you a suspended license. Unfortunately, a suspended license means that your driver's license is temporarily out of service, and you are not legally permitted to drive.
If you believe that your driver's license was wrongly suspended and you intend to fight your license suspension, retaining a skilled and aggressive Massachusetts suspended license attorney is crucial for detailed guidance. McBride Law provides experienced and comprehensive legal services, and has helped several clients fight their license suspension. He can fight vigorously to protect your rights and help you reinstate your driving privileges.
McBride Law proudly serves clients throughout Quincy, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas of Boston, Hingham, Norwell, and Weymouth.
Having your driver’s license suspended in Massachusetts can occur as a result of:
Your driver's license may be automatically suspended by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) for:
Getting three speeding violations in one year
Receiving five surchargeable events* in three years
Being a habitual traffic offender
Violating traffic in another state
* Surchargeable event is a moving violation that goes on your driving record and affects your insurance rate.
Being convicted of any of the following motor vehicle criminal offenses may also get your license suspended:
Stealing a motor vehicle
Leaving an accident scene with injuries or property damage
Driving to endanger other road users
Motor vehicle homicide
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Furthermore, the Massachusetts RMV may suspend or revoke your driver's license for a discretionary situation such as:
If you are deemed to be an immediate threat to public safety and need to be banned from the road
If you are considered to have operated a motor vehicle improperly
Some other reasons that can cause the RMV to suspend your license include:
Using a fake ID
Failing to comply with a child support enforcement order
Failure to pay court fines
Being convicted of a drug offense
Failure to appear on an outstanding arrest
Persistent physical or medical condition
Failure to register as a sex offender
In Massachusetts, the offense of driving with a suspended license is not treated lightly. Possible penalties include:
Fines between $500 and $1000
Up to 10 days in jail
License loss of 60 days
Fines of up to $1,000
Between 60 days to a year in jail
License loss of 60 days
Fines from $1,000 to $10,000
Between 60 days to 2.5 years in jail
License loss of 1 year
Subsequent DUI offenses often come with severe penalties, including substantial fines, lengthier jail time, and longer license suspensions.
A hardship license is a restricted driver's license, which allows you to drive for a maximum of 12 hours, seven days a week. To receive a hardship license, you will be required to provide detailed documentation that you would suffer a significant "hardship" without this limited use license.
However, the hardship license will only be granted at the RMV's discretion. To quality, you must need the limited driver's license to:
Get to work
Receive medical treatment
Fighting your driving with suspended license charges without proper guidance from a highly-skilled attorney can increase your chances of suffering the maximum penalties. If convicted, you could be facing hefty fines and lengthy jail time. This is why it is important to retain an experienced and aggressive Massachusetts criminal defense attorney to help protect your rights.
McBride Law is dedicated to providing outstanding legal services and strong representation in matters of suspended licenses, traffic violations, and DUI charges. As your attorney, he will review every detail of your case, carry out a comprehensive investigation, and determine your best defense strategy. He will use his extensive knowledge to help you navigate the Massachusetts criminal justice system. McBride Law will fight aggressively on your behalf to help defend your rights and get your license reinstated.
If you intend to fight your suspended license, don't do it alone. Contact McBride Law today to schedule a free one-on-one consultation and increase your chances of reinstating your driving privileges. He will determine your best defense strategy and fight vigorously to refute all the charges against you. Based in Quincy, McBride Law serves clients across Boston, Hingham, Norwell, and Weymouth, MA.