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How can you get around without a license?

If your Massachusetts driver's license has been suspended due to a DUI you may be freaking out and worried about how you are going to get your kids to school, drive to work, get to medical appointments etc. While public transportation is an option, this is time-consuming and not always the most convenient choice, especially if you live in a small town. For those that qualify, a hardship license is available which can help ease some of the stress.

License suspension as a parent

Whenever anyone loses their license, daily life can become incredibly complicated. However, this is often especially true for those who have kids. If you are trying to move forward after having your license suspended as a parent, it is important to make sure that you understand which conditions have to be satisfied for you to be able to drive again. In this post, we will examine some of the consequences of license suspension from a parent's perspective.

License suspension and your job

There are all sorts of reasons why having a suspended license can make life tough and our blog has covered some of these issues. For example, you could be unable to transport your children to and from school or you may have to miss out on some of your hobbies and interests because you cannot drive. However, license suspension can be especially concerning with respect to your job and we will take a closer look at this matter in this post. Many people across the state of Massachusetts have struggled with having their driving abilities taken away and it is essential to not only know how this could affect your life, but what your options are.

Losing your driving privileges as a teen

People are usually aware of the hardships that come with losing one's driving privileges as a result of drunk driving charges. For example, someone's career may be adversely affected or they could be able to drive their kids to school or run errands. With that said, the loss of driving privileges can be very difficult for teenagers and young adults as well. Whether a young person is unable to drive to school or they cannot find transportation to work or extracurricular activities, the suspension of a driver's license can be very hard for a teen. Even from a social standpoint, being unable to drive can be very problematic.

Can I appeal a permanent license suspension?

The day you dreaded has finally come; after struggling to get your driving record straight, the state of Massachusetts has permanently suspended your driver's license. You cannot drive to or from work, pick up your children, meet to socialize - and while you may be able to call for driving service, the costs are beginning to escalate. You desperately need your revoked driver's license back, but permanent is permanent...or is it?

Can your license be suspended for an out-of-state DUI?

Whether you are out of state visiting relatives, on vacation or on business, it can be tempting to get a little tipsy and risk the drive when you are not dealing with your home state's laws or state police. If you are pulled over for driving under the influence, you think it may not matter if your license is suspended or revoked in that state because your license was issued in Massachusetts. But what happens when you get back to Massachusetts and find you still cannot drive?

How can you reinstate a suspended license?

After one or more drunk driving convictions, your Massachusetts license may be suspended or revoked for a varying period of time depending on the severity of your DWI charge. Once your license is suspended you cannot legally drive without further incurring new charges and potential jail time. This is a measure taken for your own safety, but once you have completed your requirements for rehabilitation, how do you apply to reinstate your suspended license?

Understanding criteria for a hardship license in Massachusetts

If your license has been suspended by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles for driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, you may find yourself struggling to keep your job or maintain any sort of gainful employment if your employment requires being able to transport yourself to and from work, job sites or other key locations. At John B. Seed, Attorney we take pride in supporting you in resolving your DUI to ensure that you are able to maintain your quality of life and work via an application for a hardship license.

The state of driver's license revocation

Certain violations of Massachusetts’s laws might lead to an individual losing the right to drive. With the deleterious economic and social ramifications of losing a license taken into consideration, most drivers choose to pursue a conditional license.

Hardship Licenses in Massachusetts

A DUI conviction can bring with it several consequences, including fines and possibly even jail time (depending on the circumstances). Some may think that, if convicted, once the aforementioned penalties have been satisfied, their ordeals are over. Yet one result of a DUI convinction can continue to hinder drivers long after their offenses: license suspension. According to Section 24(3) of Massachusett's General Laws, one who has had his or her license suspended due to driving under the influence cannot have it reinstated for one year. During that time, however, he or she may still need to travel around Boston to attend work, school and other important appointments. How is he or she to do that without a license? 

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