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What can you do when your driver’s license is suspended in Massachusetts?

On Behalf of | Jul 5, 2024 | Criminal Defense |

Different reasons can lead to your driver’s license being suspended in Massachusetts. These include being found responsible for three speeding tickets, refusing to submit to a lawful breathalyzer test and accumulating a total of three convictions for not having transparent windows on your car.

Your driver’s license may also be suspended if you receive three surchargeable events (at-fault accidents or traffic law offenses that may increase your insurance premiums) within two years, five surchargeable events within three years and seven surchargeable events within three years. Note that the applicable surchargeable events may include out-of-state violations.

So, what can you do if you lose your driving privileges:

Request a suspension hearing

If you believe you were not guilty of the offense that led to the suspension of your driver’s license, you should consider fighting the charge. For example, if you were not at fault for a surchargeable accident, provide the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) with documents that prove the other driver caused the crash, such as photos of the accident scene, a copy of the police report and so on. You can also provide a letter or any other document showing you have been allowed to appeal the at-fault accident and so on.

Find a way to get around

It’s unlawful to drive on a suspended license. You may end up paying heavy fines, facing imprisonment or losing your driving privileges permanently. Thus, before your case is finalized, find a way to get around. Consider public transportation, walking, biking, carpooling or having a loved one drive you around.

If your driver’s license is suspended, seek legal help to avoid costly mistakes and, in turn, protect your driving record. 

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