May 18, 2016 – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a law that ends automatic license suspensions for people convicted of most drugs crimes, including possession and sale of drugs. Previously, anyone with a drug conviction automatically had their driver’s license suspended and were required to pay a fine to have it reinstated.
This law will end one barrier for former prisoners to reintegrate into society, hopefully allowing individuals more flexibility getting to and from a job and supporting their families.
Those navigating post-conviction life may need other legal support. The Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service can connect people with attorneys in several practice areas, including:
- CORI/Record Sealing;
- Parole Hearings;
- RMV/License Reinstatement Hearings;
- and Criminal Appeals.
To connect with us, please call 617-742-0625, or receive a referral by email by submitting an online request.