In Massachusetts if you get caught operating after suspension, you will likely be arrested and your vehicle may be towed. You will have to appear in court and the criminal offense of driving while suspended will be added to your Massachusetts driving and criminal records. If you are convicted of operating after suspension or revocation in Massachusetts, you will have an loss of license added to your record, in addition to any other suspensions or revocations. Also, if your license was suspended for OUI and you’re found operating, you will face a minimum mandatory 60 days in jail. If you are on probation, being arrested for operating after suspension may result in a probation violation, which can have serious consequences.
In many cases, all of these consequences could have been avoided by receiving a hardship license issued by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles or Board of Appeal. In my law practice, I have helped a large number of deserving clients obtain hardship licenses or early reinstatements of their full drivers licenses.
If the Registry has taken your driver’s license in Massachusetts, I urge you to contact me for a free review and analysis of your license suspension or revocation. After speaking with me, you will know exactly where you stand and what I can do to help you get your license back, so that you can drive legally without the fear of being arrested for operating after suspension.
If you have the misfortune of facing license suspension charges, you should contact a lawyer and take steps to ensure that you will not be convicted and face a new suspension. Also, depending on your prior record, a conviction for driving on a suspended license may trigger a 4 year habitual traffic offender revocation.
Don’t suffer with a suspension if you can legally drive with either a limited 12 hour Cinderella license or an early reinstatement of your regular driver’s license.