Suspended License Appeals in Amherst, Springfield & Northampton

Learn more about license suspension from the Massachusetts RMV.

Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokonowski handles appeals of driver’s license suspensions, both in front of the RMV and The Board Of Appeals And Bonds.

Whether your license was suspended for OUI, Habitual Offender, Immediate Threat, a drug conviction or any other reason, you have the right to have it restored either in full or on a hardship basis prior to the expiration of the full suspension, in many cases. 

Because Attorney Kokonowski has dealt with so many criminal cases that involve license suspensions, he has vast experience dealing with the RMV in getting driving rights restored.

Most recently, he was successful in having a 4th offense OUI suspension (10 years) ended four years early for his client.

Appealing a License Suspension

Whether or not you are able to get your license reinstated depends on the reason why your license was suspended. Not all suspensions are eligible for reinstatement.

Suspension for an Accumulation of Offenses

According to the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), your license can be suspended if:

  • You get 3 speeding tickets in a year
  • You get 3 moving violations/surchargeable events in a year

Suspension for Non-Criminal Civil Offenses

Your license may have been suspended as a result of a non-criminal civil offense. Reinstating your license in these cases is often as simple as obtaining a “green release” form and paying a $100 fee.

Suspension for OUI

If you are found to be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OUI) in Massachusetts, your license will be suspended:

  • Over the age of 21 and 0.08{9cf3d661798bdd1a21596d96d864c58fbc0f2f6fcb790ce31dcab58c5e84cbcc} BAC or more: 30 day suspension
  • Under the age of 21 and 0.02{9cf3d661798bdd1a21596d96d864c58fbc0f2f6fcb790ce31dcab58c5e84cbcc} BAC or more: 210 day suspension

If you refuse a chemical test or have had prior OUI offenses, your license could be suspended for 180 days or up to several years.

For example, a driver with a prior OUI with serious bodily injury who refuses a chemical test will have their license suspended for 10 years. 

Other Reasons Your License Could Be Suspended

Massachusetts will often suspend licenses for a variety of infractions, including:

  • Failure to pay state taxes
  • Failure to pay child support
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Property damage claims

Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kokonowski Today

If you have received notice that your license has been or will be suspended, you must take action as soon as possible.

Thomas Kokonowski is an experienced license suspension appeal attorney who can provide you with comprehensive legal representation. He will fight aggressively to protect your right to operate a motor vehicle legally.

Call today for a consultation at 413-585-9200 or 413-737-9700.

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