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RMV Hearings in Massachusetts

What can I expect at a RMV hearing?

A hearing at the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) may be necessary for a number of reasons. Maybe you need to schedule a hearing to address a Chemical Test Refusal. You could need to apply for a hardship license or to get your license reinstated after being convicted of an OUI. It is ideal to enlist the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to handle these hearings and represent your best interests in such matters.

If you refused to take a breath or blood test after being stopped on suspicion of operating under the influence, you must challenge the suspension of your license within fifteen days of your Chemical Test Refusal (CTR). CTR hearings are only conducted at the Boston branch of the RMV.

You can only challenge your suspension based on three issues.

  • The law enforcement officer did not have sufficient grounds for your OUI arrest.
  • You were not under arrest when you refused the test.
  • You did not refuse the breathalyzer test.

Your suspension will only be rescinded if you can effectively prove that one of these situations occurred during the incident. To determine whether or not your license can be reinstated after suspension for an OUI conviction or if you will be granted a hardship license, the RMV will consider many things, including your driving record and any prior offenses.

Attorney Joseph Bernard: A Strong Legal Advocate to Represent Your Case

Your case may hinge on technicalities, and you could be offered only limited options at your hearing. An effective attorney who understands the complexities of the law can ensure that your rights are protected and that you are given the best possible alternatives. Attorney Bernard has guided countless clients through the often complicated legal process of restoring licenses and rescinding license suspensions after Chemical Test Refusals and may be able to represent you as well.

He is committed to providing his clients with comprehensive and dedicated legal counsel and fights incessantly to protect their rights and liberties. Contact his firm today at (413) 731-­9995 to ensure that your case is given the best chance for success.

Fight to protect your future

If found guilty, you may be facing serious penalties and life altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines, court ordered alcohol treatment programs, and community service. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, your offense may be charged as a felony, which exponentially increases your penalties. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to resolve themselves. Be proactive and call immediately to secure the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to resolve your case in the most efficient way possible and with the most favorable outcome available to you.


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