MOTOR VEHICLE CRIME ATTORNEYS IN BOSTON
Loss of License Defense
Losing a driver’s license is more than a minor inconvenience to most people. The ability to drive is critical to many aspects of life. Our lawyers at the Denner Criminal Defense Group advocate for drivers throughout New England and beyond in administrative driver’s license proceedings. We also defend people against criminal charges that can result in the loss of your driver’s license.
Two offices to serve clients regionally and nationwide
From our offices in Boston, the attorneys at the Denner Criminal Defense Group help people keep their driving privileges. Whether you are facing the loss of your license because of multiple drunk driving convictions or because you have too many points on your driving record for moving violations, our lawyers can help.
Contact us in Boston (617-500-4398) or toll-free at 866-370-5422 to learn how we can keep you on the road.
How you can lose your driver’s license
In some cases, people do not know that their license has been suspended or revoked until they attempt to get a license in another state. We help drivers resolve the issues with their old license so they can drive in their new location. In Massachusetts and most other states, your license can be suspended for violations and infractions such as:
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Three speeding tickets within one year
- Five accidents or moving violations within three years
- Seven accidents or moving violations within three years
- Being a habitual traffic offender, having three major moving violations or twelve major and minor violations within five years
- Suspension in another state
- Driving without a license or while your license is suspended or revoked
- Failure to pay excise tax
- Failure to pay child support
- Altering or faking a license
- Conviction for drunk driving
- Failing to take a breath test when arrested for drunk driving
- Drug possession and driving under the influence of drugs
Penalties for infractions and violations
Criminal and civil infractions such as these can result in suspension or revocation of your license for years, jail time and significant fines. The way the punishments and penalties are applied varies according to the number of previous infractions or convictions and the state where your license was issued. The Registry of Motor Vehicles in Massachusetts tracks civil and criminal infractions as well as accidents in which you are more than 50 percent at fault, making infractions and violations cumulative. This is similar in other states as well.
In Massachusetts, Melanie’s Law has an enhanced effect on your ability to drive.
With the advent of Melanie’s Law, the penalties increase if you are arrested for drunk driving while already suspended for a prior conviction. That is why it is so important to have your initial drunk driving charge reduced or dismissed. That first conviction can affect your ability to drive, even if the incident occurred many years ago. Penalties under Melanie’s Law for infractions such as this and others can include significant prison time and fines. Additionally, your car can be seized by the District Attorney and you can lose the title to your car.
Contact an attorney right away
It is important to have experienced representation from the beginning of your case. Many of these matters move through the system quickly. The rules and penalties seem complicated, especially if you have never experienced a problem with your license before. Contact an experienced lawyer right away to guide you through the system.
We develop strong cases for our clients
If you are facing a civil or criminal loss of your driver’s license, consult with attorneys who have a reputation for success with cases such as yours. Contact the Denner Criminal Defense Group at our office in Boston (617-500-4398) or by calling toll-free 866-370-5422.
We are available to respond to emergencies at all times, including evenings and weekends. Staff can accommodate clients speaking Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and some Southeast Asian languages. We offer translators for any other languages.