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Framingham, MA 01701


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Massachusetts License Suspensions


Massachusetts license suspensions can be broken down into 3 categories: mandatory, discretionary, and suspensions related to criminal convictions.

If the RMV suspends or revokes your driver’s license, you must stop driving immediately. You have lost your driving privileges, and it is illegal for you to operate any motor vehicle. Driving while your license is suspended or revoked is considered a criminal motor vehicle violation. You may face a considerable fine and/or jail sentence, as well as additional suspension sanctions, for doing so. If you are found operating after suspension, you may be arrested.

Under Melanie's Law, there is a one year minimum mandatory sentence for any person convicted of operating with a suspended license for an operating under the influence (OUI, DUI, DWI).

If your license is suspended or revoked, you have the right to a hearing with a Hearings Officer. Also, to reinstate your driver’s license or your right to operate a motor vehicle, you will have to appear for a Registry Hearing. At your hearing, the RMV Hearings Officer will review your case, including your driving record and all applicable laws and regulations. You have the right to be represented by counsel at any RMV suspension / license reinstatement hearing. The experienced attorneys of Mass. RMV Appeals can help you. Contact us now for a FREE CONSULTATION.

Why risk arrest and jail for Operating After Suspension or Revocation, when you may be able to drive legally with a Hardship License?

Massachusetts law requires you to pay a fee to reinstate a suspended or revoked license. The most common fee is $100, but suspensions caused by serious offenses may require reinstatement fees as high as $1,200.

Depending on the suspension, you may also be required to pass a knowledge exam and road test as part of the reinstatement process. You will be required to present four forms of identification to prove your identity if you have to take a written exam and road test.

The first step in determining the best way to get your license reinstated is to obtain and review your Massachusetts Driving Record.


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When the time comes to renew your driver’s license, the RMV will refuse your renewal
request if you have any of the following: unpaid fines for parking violations, Citations for abandoned vehicles, outstanding excise tax due, outstanding court warrants, unpaid Fast Lane violations.

If your Mass. Drivers License is non-renewable, before you can renew your license you must present official release forms showing that all fines and taxes have been paid to local communities or that outstanding warrants have been satisfied. For an outstanding court warrant, a recall notice from the court is required. No other documents will be accepted by the RMV. Unpaid parking tickets and excise taxes must be paid to local cities and towns. The RMV can only collect Fast Lane violations that are 60 or more days delinquent. This means that at least 60 days have passed since the date of violation issuance. You should address any issues which may render your license non-renewable before your RMV Hearing.



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