License Fraud Suspensions

license_fraud_massachusettsThe Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to the Mass. State Police Compliance Unit aggressively investigate and prosecute cases of license fraud. Whenever fraud is found, the Special Investigations Unit of the Registry of Motor Vehicles will automatically revoke your driver’s license and you will have to attend a hearing at the Special Investigations Unit. Hearings officers located at the Registry branches to not handle license fraud cases and they will refer you to the Special Investigations Unit, where you will be required to appear for a hearing. You are entitled to be represented by a lawyer at this hearing. Therefore, if you have received a letter from MassDOT informing you that your license is being indefinitely revoked for “COMP FRAUD LIC/ID,” I urge you to contact me to discuss legal representation. I have successfully handled a large number of these cases at the Registry and Board of Appeal.

If the Registry is taking action against your license or right to operate in Massachusetts due to license fraud or “COMP FRAUD LIC/ID,” you will not get your license reinstated unless and until you personally appear at a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) hearing, which is only held at the Registry office located at the Massachusetts Transportation Building, 2nd Floor, 25 Stuart Street / 10 Park Plaza, in Boston, Massachusetts. You must bring certain documents to this hearing to prove your true identity, date of birth, signature, immigration status, and residential address.

If you were found to have provided any false documents or information to obtain a Massachusetts Driver’s License or Identification Card, your current license or right to drive will be suspended. The crime of license fraud is complete as soon as you hand a license application containing false information to a Registry employee. You have violated the law simply by providing false information and it does not matter that no license was granted based on the false information or that you never received or used the license. As soon as you provide false documents or information such as your true name, date of birth, or social security number, the crime of license fraud has occurred.

After your license fraud hearing, you may be considered for a restricted hardship license or early reinstatement of your full license by filing an appeal with the Board of Appeal of the Division of Insurance. This Board has the legal authority to grant you driving privileges if you can convince the Board members that you have a legitimate hardship and you deserve relief. The Board is the only source of hardship licenses or early reinstatements in Massachusetts license fraud cases. I have been able to obtain excellent results for my clients, so I invite you to contact me for a review of your license fraud case. I have distinguished myself as an expert in these cases and I am available to consult with other lawyers who need assistance with this and other matters involving the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles.