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You Do Not Have to Suffer a License Suspension

If you lost your license following a DUI conviction in Massachusetts, you understand that it can be incredibly inconvenient. With no way to make it to school, work, or appointments, you may find yourself stuck at home or relying on others to chauffeur you. Taxi cabs and rideshare services are always options, but those fares add up. With the help of Jack Diamond Law Offices, you can apply for a hardship license to help you drive places until your license is reinstated.


Our Boston hardship license lawyer can help you apply and then advocate for you at your hearing. Call (617) 925-6772 or contact us online today.


What is a Hardship License?

If you have had your driver's license suspended or revoked in Massachusetts, you may be eligible to apply for a hardship license. These licenses are also known as a "work license" and will permit an individual to operate a motor vehicle for a 12-hour period each day. These privileges are allowed in an effort to help the driver still be able to retain their employment while going through a the process of a license suspension.

Hardship licenses are available to individuals who have had their license suspended for the following offenses:

Regaining Your Right to Drive in Massachusetts

Hardship licenses are issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, not by the courts. This means you will need to apply through the RMV and attend a hearing. You can choose an RMV hearing site near your residence. Massachusetts only allows hardship licenses for cases relating to jobs, school, or medical appointments. Fifth time DUI offenders and subsequent offenders do not qualify.

The steps to apply for a hardship license are:

  • Go to the RMV website and apply
  • Attend your hearing
  • Bring all required documents and present them to your hearings officer

Handling Your Trial Effectively

If you do not bring all the specified documents to your hearing, the appointment will be canceled and rescheduled at a later date. It is often difficult to obtain a hardship license when you need to schedule a second hearing.

Even if you meet all of the prerequisites, the licenses are given at the discretion of the RMV. They have the right to refuse your request. This is where skillful advocacy from a professional Boston hardship license attorney can be advantageous.


Get representation from a knowledgeable Boston hardship license lawyer for your hardship license hearing. Call (617) 925-6772 to speak with our firm.