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Do I really need a driver’s license to get a job?

Many people in Massachusetts are surprised to learn that not having a driver’s license can limit their ability to find work. Even if you do not need to drive for work as a trucker, pizza delivery guy or cab driver, you may need a driver’s license as proof of identity. Some companies may also consider the reason you got your license revoked as a red flag. Note that an in-depth background check is required for many jobs, such as in security or banking, so a record leading to a suspension or revocation could cost you that job.

Applying for a hardship driver’s license

Driving in Massachusetts is expensive. From the fees for a driver’s license to tickets, insurance and reinstatement, driving costs money. Driving also comes with grave responsibilities. Failure to take these responsibilities seriously could cost a driver, their passengers and other passersby their lives. Because of this, many states have rules in place regarding who can have a license and under what conditions it can be reinstated if suspended or revoked.

Research shows racial disparities in the policing of drivers

From the northeast of Massachusetts to the southwest of California, there is a cynical term used within the African-American community: driving while Black. Some people joke that this in itself is an offense. While this is an exaggeration, the statement is not altogether false.

Out-of-state suspensions can lead to Massachusetts suspensions

It is not uncommon for Massachusetts drivers to head to big party cities like Miami and Las Vegas and get their driving privileges suspended or revoked. This may result from multiple DUIs in the area or a serious car crash. Many may then believe they can escape their driving records in Florida and Nevada by just heading back to Massachusetts like nothing ever happened.

How do I reinstate my suspended driver’s license?

Driving in Massachusetts is a privilege, not a right. As a result, failing to obey the laws of the road, including DUI and OUI violations, may lead to a suspension of your license. After you have served your driving ban, your license may not be automatically reinstated. There may be additional steps you need to follow to get your driving privileges back.

What happens in court when you appeal your license revocation?

If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and have subsequently been required to surrender your license, you may be looking for alternatives to help you get your driving privileges back as soon as possible. Fortunately, the state of Massachusetts does allow you to appeal the decision made by the court. An appeal can be filed via mail or an online platform. 

Other challenges you may face after losing your license

On our blog, we have written about some of the hardships that people have to endure after they lose their driver's license, from the hurdles that parents may have to overcome to problems related to your job. There are many other ways in which someone's life may be upended as a result of license suspension, however, and we will discuss some of them in this blog post. In Boston, and cities around the entire state of Massachusetts, it is pivotal for those who have had their driving privileges taken away to be aware of their options.

Do I qualify for a hardship license?

Driving to and from work is something most Massachusetts residents take for granted. However, if you have a suspended license due to operating under the influence, getting to work may be difficult. If driving is essential to your routine, you can request a suspension hearing for a hardship license at one of the RMV hearing sites.

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.

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