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Massachusetts RMV Consequences of Criminal Offenses

Motor Vehicle Related Offenses:
Offense:RMV Consequences
Operating after Suspended or Revoked License G.L. c. 90 s. 23Upon conviction, license will be revoked for additional 60 days
Operating after Suspended or Revoked Registration G.L. c. 90 s. 23Upon conviction, license will be revoked for additional 60 days
Uninsured Operation G.L. c. 90 s. 34JUpon conviction, license will be revoked for 60 days; Second or subsequent offense within six years will result in 1 year loss of license
Use without Authority G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a)Upon conviction, mandatory 1 year loss of license; Second or subsequent offense will result in 3 year loss of license
Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle G.L. c. 266 s. 28Upon conviction, mandatory 1 year loss of license; Second or subsequent offense will result in 5 year loss of license
Operating to Endanger (Reckless/Negligent Operation) G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a)Upon conviction, 60 day loss of license; Second or subsequent offense within three years will result in 1 year loss of license
Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Property Damage G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a)Upon conviction, 60 day loss of license; Second or subsequent offense within three years will result in 1 year loss of license
Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Personal Injury G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a1/2)(1)Upon conviction, mandatory 1 year loss of license; Second or subsequent offense will result in 2 year loss of license
Leaving the Scene of an Accident – Death G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a1/2)(2)Upon conviction, mandatory 3 year loss of license; Second or subsequent offense will result in 10 year loss of license
Motor Vehicle Homicide G.L. c. 90 s. 24GUpon conviction, 15 year loss of license; Second or subsequent offense will result in revocation for life
Attaching Wrong Plates to Conceal IdentityNo statutory RMV consequences
Failure to Obey Police Officer G.L. c. 90 s. 25No statutory RMV consequences
Making False Statement in License Application G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a)Upon conviction, 60 day loss of license; Second or subsequent offense within three years will result in 1 year loss of license
Road Racing G.L. c. 90 s. 24(2)(a)Upon conviction, 60 day loss of license; Second or subsequent offense within three years will result in 1 year loss of license
Drag Racing G.L. c. 90 s. 17BUpon conviction, mandatory 30 day suspension; Second or subsequent violation will result in mandatory 180 day suspension
OUI Offenses:
Offense:RMV Consequences
OUI Drugs/Alcohol – 1st Offense G.L. c. 90 s. 24(1)(a)(1)Upon conviction, up to 1 year loss of license; hardship eligibility after 3 months; 45 day loss of license under 24D disposition
OUI Drugs/Alcohol – 2nd Offense G.L. c. 90 s.Upon conviction, 2 year loss of license; hardship eligibility after 1 year w/ ignition interlock device
OUI Drugs/Alcohol – 3rd Offense G.L. c. 90 s.Upon conviction, 8 year loss of license; hardship eligibility after 2 years w/ ignition interlock device
Operating after Suspended License – license suspended for OUI G.L. c. 90 s. 23Upon conviction, license will be revoked for additional 1 year
Drug Offenses:

** In 2016 session laws Chapter 64 of the Acts of 2016 removed mandatory license suspensions for most drug offenses including possession and possession with intent to distribute. The Act maintains license suspensions for Trafficking offenses.

Offense:RMV Consequences
Possession Class A-E G.L. c. 94C s. 34Previously faced up to 1 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of possession of controlled substance
Second/Subsequent Offense Possession Class D or E G.L. c. 94C s. 32C & 34DPreviously faced up to 3 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of possession of controlled substance second or subsequent offense
Possession w/ intent to distribute Class A-E G.L. c. 94C s. 32Previously faced up to 3 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of possession with intent to distribute controlled substance
Second/.Subsequent Offense Distribution G.L. c. 94C s. 32Previously faced up to 4 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of possession with intent to distribute controlled substance second or subsequent offense
Trafficking G.L. c. 94C s. 32EUpon conviction, 5 year loss of license; hardship eligibility after time served
Uttering False Prescription G.L. c. 94C s. 33(b)Previously faced up to 2 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of most drug offenses, including uttering false prescription
Larceny of Controlled Substances G.L. c.94C s. 37Previously faced up to 2 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of most drug offenses, including larceny of a controlled substance
Inducing Minors to Sell or Distribute Drugs G.L. c. 94C s. 32KPreviously faced up to 5 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of possession of controlled substance
Conspiracy to violate Controlled Substance laws G.L. c. 94C s. 40Previously faced up to 1 year loss of license upon conviction **new law removes mandatory license suspensions for those convicted of most drug offenses including conspiracy to violate drug laws
Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney

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