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Can you get your license reinstated without taking a test?

There are several reasons why you may have been issued a license suspension in Massachusetts. Some of the more common reasons may include operating under the influence, foregoing child support payments or excessive offenses of essential traffic laws. Whatever the reason, you are probably regretting the decisions you made that ultimately led you to lose your license in the first place. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to work toward getting your driving privileges reinstated, but the work you are required to do will vary according to the reason why you were suspended in the first place. 

According to Mass.gov, there are several requirements that you may be expected to pass before you are granted a reinstatement of your license including a written exam and/or a road test. If you were recommended a suspension that exceeds two years, you will undoubtedly be required to complete both the written and road portions of a learner's permit exam. To get started, it is recommended that you first check the requirements to have your license reinstated which will vary from case to case depending on your offense. You will also be asked to pay a fee which could range from $100 to $1200 based on your situation. 

Once your license is reinstated, this may not mean that your record is expunged. This is another, different process that will require time and commitment to showing that you have changed and are capable of operating a motor vehicle with responsibility and vigilance. 

The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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