Work Licenses for 3rd Offense DUI

Massachusetts Work License for OUI 3rdMost DUI 3rd offenders in Massachusetts end up at the Board of Appeal for work license consideration instead of the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles. This is because the RMV’s suspension department requires proof of completion of a ninety (90) day in-patient (residential) DUI treatment program, which is approved by the Department of Public Health. If you have not completed this specific alcohol program, the Registry will not grant you any type of work or hardship license. However, the Registry is not the only game in town.

The Division of Insurance Board of Appeal has the legal authority to grant you a hardship license even if you do not meet the Registry’s strict requirements. I have personally obtained hardship licenses from the Board of Appeal for third offenders who have only completed a first offender program such as the 24D Driver Alcohol Education Program. In these cases, where the applicant does not have the proper program, it is imperative to provide sufficient documentation to satisfy the Appeals Board that the driver does not represent a danger to public safety and that his or her alcoholism has been brought under control.

There are likely countless drivers suffering needlessly, with 8 year license revocations, when they could be driving lawfully. It’s not easy to get a hardship license with 3 drunk driving convictions. However, it is certainly not impossible. You must go for an alcohol evaluation, which my office can arrange, and you will be required to use the ignition interlock during your revocation period and for at least 24 months after the removal of the “H” (hours) restriction from your driver’s license. Use of the IID is mandatory if you are a Massachusetts resident and there are no exceptions.

Having proper documentation and effective legal representation can be essential when seeking a Cinderella license. If you have an 8 year OUI 3rd offense license loss, I invite you to contact me for a free review of your situation and assessment of your chances of success at the Board of Appeal.

Some Client Reviews

If you have recently been denied a “hardship license ” thru the Registry and are thinking about hiring a attorney to help you get back on the road,  I strongly recommend Attorney Brian E. Simoneau,  a friend who was in the similar circumstances with a 3yr loss of license mentioned him. Attorney Simoneau, knows the entire process, I used his website and he returned my call and email promptly, he has an extensive exhausting list of things that need to be done, but I assure you that you are in good hands with him. I was facing a 3yr loss of license because of chemical test refusal and loss of a job, without Attorney Simoneau that would of happened. I am happy to say that we received a favorable decision in my favor and I am back behind the wheel thanks to his experience and professionalism.  Attorney (Brian ) Simoneau is a person who will fight for you.  I am not writing this because I was asked by him, people need to know about the man.
Thanks again,
Jim M.
Millbury, Mass.
  • “Hi Brian,  happy to say I went to registry and was able to get reinstated.  Just saying Thanks again for your help.”
  • Thank you so much.  This is the best news.  This is going to be such a big help in so many ways.  I am so filled with gratitude right now. I can’t thank you enough for your part in making this a reality.
    Sincerely Michele

 

  • “I’d like to thank you for representing Vinnie in his efforts to get his license back. I’m still in shock that they gave him a hardship license,  very happy that he can now move forward with his life.”
  • “Thank you so much for your help Mr. Simoneau, can’t express how important this is, I will be sure to recommend your name. Thanks again for all your help.”