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Under Massachusetts General Laws and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) has the authority to suspend or revoke a learner’s permit or driver’s license or right to operate. Additionally, the RMV has the authority to suspend or revoke your registration to prevent you from operating the motor vehicle attached to a suspended registration. For many people, day to day living without the ability to drive a car can have a major negative impact on family, work, and social relationships.
Mass. RMV Hearing Procedures
Mass. RMV Lawyers is not a government agency or affiliated with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles or any DMV. You can reach the suspension section of the Mass. RMV at 857-368-8200 and you can reach the Mass. Board of Appeal at 617-521-7794.
RMV Suspensions & Hearings
Your license can be suspended or revoked due to the accumulation of both minor and major offenses, including civil and criminal violations. The following is a list of events that trigger further suspensions and RMV hearings:
How to Win Your RMV Refusal Hearing
While retaining a RMV attorney is usually the best way to increase your chances of winning your breath test refusal hearing, there is no reason you cannot do it yourself with a little preparation. We have compiled key information which you can use to challenge your breathalyzer refusal suspension.
Mass. RMV Hearing Procedures
If you are denied a hardship license by the Mass. RMV, you have the legal right to appeal to the Division of Insurance Board of Appeal. This appellate board has the legal authority to review and overrule the Registry’s hardship license determination. If you are appealing a suspension to the Board, you should be represented by a lawyer who has a proven track record of winning. The Board does not automatically give out hardship licenses and hiring the right lawyer can increase your chances of winning your hardship license appeal.
Massachusetts RMV Hearings
Massachusetts drivers facing an OUI offense and those who have been convicted of a DUI or charged with other driving offenses will need to apply to the Registry of Motor Vehicles for License Reinstatement and undergo the hearings process. RMV hearings are complex and follow specific administrative rules and laws. Drivers are far more likely to have these hearings go their way when they are well-represented by a MA RMV attorney who understands these procedures and how the law can be applied to a specific hearing.
Getting Your MA Driver’s License Reinstated
For each suspension period, even those occurring between the time your license is confiscated after arrest up until your court disposition, you may need to then apply for reinstatement and pay a reinstatement fee to the registry.
Impact of Out-of-State License Suspension
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