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What is a Driver's License Suspension for Immediate Threat?

Updated: Nov 9, 2019


If your driver's license has been suspended, it's important to act fast. A lawyer can reinstate your license.

Your driver's license will be suspended immediately if the registry of motor vehicles (RMV) finds that your continued driving poses an immediate threat to public safety. This will generally come after a serious traffic violation.


This driver's license suspension is immediate and indefinite. This means you cannot drive as soon as you get the notice of suspension, and you won't be able to drive until your license is reinstated. If you drive with a suspended license, you could be charged with driving with a suspended license and your bail could be revoked.


The good news is that a driver's license suspension lawyer can work to reinstate your license and right to drive. You should contact a lawyer immediately because time is short.


You have 30 days to request a suspension hearing at a local RMV. These hearings are walk-in - you cannot get an appointment. You must request this hearing in person at an RMV office. It's important to get a driver's license suspension attorney to help present your case at the RMV.


There are various RMV offices around Massachusetts where you can request the hearing, but generally Boston is the best place because they have the most hearing officers. Otherwise, you could have to get to the office really early to ensure you'll be able to get a hearing that day.


If the hearing officer at the RMV refuses to reinstate your license, you have 14 days to request that the Board of Appeals on Motor Vehicle Liability Policies and Bonds hear your case. This form can be delivered either in person to their office in South End Boston or mailed in.


If your license has been suspended because of immediate threat, it's critical to contact a driver's license suspension lawyer immediately to get started and get your license reinstated. While my office is in Boston, I handle driver's license suspension cases all over Massachusetts. Contact me today at 617-356-8217, and let's get started on your case.

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