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No more automatic license suspensions for drug convictions

It's been a long road to get to this point, but Massachusetts has finally abolished the automatic driver's license suspension for drug crime convictions.

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, the Massachusetts House passed a bill to eliminate the automatic license suspension for drug crime convictions. And now this bill has become law. 

 

Although the previous law had been in place since the 1980s, it was so unpopular, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted unanimously in favor of the bill to effectively eliminate this automatic license suspensions for those convicted of drug crimes.

Just last week, three months after bill S.2021 was passed, the Boston Globe reports that Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill into law.

This new law means that those convicted of drug crimes that have nothing to do with driving will not face an automatic suspension of their driving privileges.

This new law does not mean that a license suspension is out of the question, however. License suspensions are still a possibility for more serious drug trafficking crimes and for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Other serious penalties are still possible, as well, so we advise you to work with an experienced attorney you trust if you are ever facing drug crime charges. 

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