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Working toward having your license reinstated after revocation

If you have been charged with some type of vehicular crime in Massachusetts, one of the consequences you could be facing is having your license revoked until further notice. The repercussions of this consequence could leave you needing to be creative with finding transportation to get to where you need to go. At David B. Zirlen, we will do our best to defend those who are facing legal consequences because of criminal behavior. 

Could I lose the right to drink?

If you live in Massachusetts, it is reasonable to conclude that driving while under the influence may lead to a suspended license. If someone is injured or there is damage to property during this time, the chances of losing your license climbs even higher. But, what about the right to drink?

Is a road test all that is required before license reinstatement?

Immediately after you have received notification that you are eligible to request that your license is reinstated in Massachusetts, your attention to detail will be crucial in making sure that you have your driving privileges given back as soon as possible. Contrary to what you may have heard from other people, a driving test may not be the only requirement in your effort to have your license reinstated. 

The unexpected effects of license suspension

In Massachusetts, there are several different reasons why someone may end up with their license suspended. For example, operating a vehicle while under the influence (OUI) can result in such penalties. Today, we will take a look at some of the reasons for license suspension and the effects it can have on drivers.

What happens to your insurance if your license is revoked?

When you were pulled over for operating your vehicle under the influence in Massachusetts, your license may have been revoked temporarily. This action prevents you from being able to legally drive for a period of time while you work to pay restitution for your choice. While you may think that your license's revocation is limited to your driving privileges, it can also affect your insurance which is something you should be aware of. 

Losing your license as a parent

Any time someone loses their driver's license, life can become tricky in various ways. For some people, however, this can be an especially challenging ordeal. For example, a parent who loses his or her driver's license may be completely unsure of how to deal with the situation. They may be unable to take their kids to school, run errands such as buying groceries or be able to participate in other important activities and events. As a result, if you are a parent and have lost your driver's license due to drunk driving charges, it is important to know your options.

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. 

What if my license is suspended for a DUI in another state?

While you were out of state visiting a friend, you were pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence. Your Massachusetts driver's license was suspended in that state. Can you still drive in Massachusetts?

A Cinderella license may help you keep your job

After your arrest for drunk driving, you naturally worry that the Massachusetts penalties for this offense will destroy your life as you know it. Losing your driver's license will make it impossible for you to retain your employment, as you have no other means to get to and from work. We at the law office of David B. Zirlen often assist people with a DUI arrest to regain their driving privileges.