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October 1, 2019

When Driving Becomes a Criminal Offense

In Massachusetts, driving with an expired, suspended or revoked license is illegal and punishable by law. As a driver it is your duty to remain informed on the status of your driver’s license and take seriously any driving related offenses to avoid criminal charges.

Your driver’s license may be suspended for any number of offenses, including but not limited to:

  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Failure to Appear on an Outstanding Arrest Warrant
  • Out of State Convictions
  • Repeated Traffic Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Comply with a Child Support Order
  • The Accumulation of 3 Speeding Tickets in 12 Months

Penalties for these offenses may range anywhere between $500, lifetime suspension and imprisonment.

To check the status of your Massachusetts driver’s license, click here. For more information on driving violations, please visit

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