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  • Hearings before the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and Board of Appeal can be confusing, frustrating, and intimidating, especially for those who are not represented by an attorney. Given the complexities of Massachusetts laws regarding issues such as license suspensions / revocations, hardship licenses, operating under the influence of liquor, representation by a skilled attorney familiar with the Mass. Registry and Board of Appeal can make the difference between winning and losing.

  • The Registry holds two types of hearings: scheduled and unscheduled. Generally, the Registry automatically schedules hearings for habitual traffic offender, immediate threat, ignition interlock device, and 7 surchargble incident suspensions / revocations. Scheduled hearings are usually held at the RMV office located at 630 Washington St. in Boston, MA.

    Unscheduled or walk-in hearings are available at Mass. Registry braches located in Beverly, Boston, Brockton, Framingham, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Reading, S. Yarmouth, Springfield, Watertown, and Worcester.

    Walk-in hearings can be used to obtain reinstatement when you have a Board of Appeal decision which rescinds or modifies a license suspension or revocation. They are also used to obtain a hardship or work license when your Mass. license was suspended or revoked due to OUI or drug offenses. Also, you must appear before a Registry Hearing Officer to have an ignition interlock device (IID) restriction removed from your license. You must complete a  Registry Hearing Form when you appear for a hearing.

    At your RMV hearing, a Registry hearing officer will review your driving record as well as any relevant documentary evidence which you present. Such evidence customarily includes letters from employers, physicians, treatment facilities, alcohol programs, and/or probation. Our lawyers will prepare a comprehensive package of documents to be submitted at your hearing, along with the laws and/or regulations which apply to your case.

    After considering all of the evidence as well as the legal and factual arguments made on your behalf, the hearing officer will render a decision regarding your license reinstatement, the issuance of a hardship license, or the removal of the ignition interlock restriction.

    The RMV Hearing Officer may ask questions regarding your driving and/or criminal record, alcohol treatment (if applicable), necessity for a license, work & family situation etc... It is imperative to have answers for these questions. Our lawyers will prepare you for these questions before your hearing.  



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