Quincy Registry Hearings Lawyer
Also Serving Clients throughout Norfolk County
Attorney Dave Flanagan provides the legal assistance you need for a Registry Hearing if your driver’s license was suspended following an arrest or conviction for OUI/DUI. We have been selected as an Avvo 2013 Client’s Choice Lawyer for DUI and Criminal Defense and have the experience and skills with OUI/DUI cases to effectively represent your interests. Our Quincy criminal defense lawyer has a history of success for our clients and will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for you.
If you are arrested, convicted or plead guilty to OUI/DUI charges in Massachusetts, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) will suspend your driver’s license. The suspension periods are mandated by state law and depend on the number of priors. The suspensions are 1 year for a first offense, 2 years for a second, 8 years for a third, 10 years for a fourth, and a lifetime for a fifth offense.
For a second or subsequent OUI/DUI conviction or drug program assignment, an Ignition Interlock Device must be installed and remain in any vehicle you drive for 2 years after your license is reinstated. If your license has been suspended, you are entitled to a hearing in front of a Registry Hearing Officer to seek reinstatement, or a hardship license.
The Registry Hearing Officer has some discretion in determining whether or not to grant a hardship license or reinstatement. For hardship applications, the hearing officer has a checklist to follow. The first item on the list is no evidence of operation of a motor vehicle since the license was suspended.
Other items include proof of hardship, compliance with probation, completion of a proper alcohol treatment program, and that the minimum license revocation time for hardship consideration has been served. The minimum time varies with the length of the suspension and the type of hardship (work, education or general
Professional Counsel for Registry Hearings
A conviction for OUI or DUI is serious and can change your life. You need knowledgeable and skilled legal assistance to help you get through it. You can take advantage of our free case evaluation. Contact our firm for a strong defense and valuable advice about your OUI/DUI matter.
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