Hardship License

Hardship License

It is a common misconception in Massachusetts that if you are charged with a drunk driving offense, you are entitled to a so-called "work" or "hardship" license. This is not the case.

However, you may be able to request one before your suspension period ends. Contact the Boston criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. We will determine whether you are eligible for a provisional license, also known as a hardship license. If you are, we will assist you in preparing the right paperwork before going to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV/DMV).

Why You Need A Lawyer For A Hardship License

It is important to consult an experienced defense lawyer before visiting the RMV. The laws regarding eligibility for these kinds of licenses are complicated, particularly when breath test suspensions are involved.

Additionally, these types of licenses are issued at the discretion of hearing officers at the RMV. A skilled lawyer can represent you before the hearing officer and help you protect your right to drive.

It is critical to make the right decisions and maximize your eligibility for these 12-hour licenses. Issues such as public transportation often come up during these hearings, and if you are unprepared, you may have to come back at another time with additional information or paperwork.

Contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C. today to discuss your licensing issue. We offer free telephone consultations, and have office locations in Boston, Quincy and Cambridge. Contact us at 617-225-2100 or use our contact form. Be sure to have any paperwork or other information ready when you speak to us.

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