LICENSE SUSPENSIONS FOR CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS
- Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license - suspension for 60 days - 1 year.
- Operating a motor vehicle without the owner?s authority / larceny of a motor vehicle ? license suspension of 1 - 3 years.
- Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident - license suspension of 1 - 2 years.
- Leaving the scene of a property damage accident - license suspension of 60 days - 1 year.
- Operating to endanger - license suspension of 60 days - 1 year.
- Motor vehicle homicide - license revocation of 15 years ? Lifetime.
- Vehicular manslaughter - license revocation of 15 years ? Lifetime.
- Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs ? (OUI, DUI, DWI)
- 1st offense - 1 year suspension
- 2nd offense ? 2 year suspension
- 3rd offense - 8 year revocation
- 4th offense - 10 year revocation
- 5th offense - Lifetime License Revocation
- Any drug-related conviction (operation of MV not required) 1- 5 years.
- Defacing real or personal property, spraying paint or applying stickers or other graffiti (Tagging) (Operation of a vehicle is not required) - 1 year.
Criminal convictions which result in suspension or revocation of your Mass. license will appear on your driving record. If your license is suspended or revoked, you have the right to a hearing before a Registry Hearings Officer. You have the right to legal representation at this suspension hearing. You may be able to obtain a hardship license or work license. If the Registry Hearing Officer rules against you, you have the right to appeal the RMV's decision to the Board of Appeal.
The RMV may also suspend your license for mandatory and discretionary reasons.
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