If your license is your only form of id and issued by the state can the town police take it
yes - you can get another form of ID from the RMV
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Yes. In fact, they are required to. You can go to the registry and get a "Mass ID," which is like a driver's license for ID but doesn't allow you to drive.
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Yes, they can and likely they will. You may be able to get a Mass ID or a Liquor ID at the RMV. Your license will be returned to you once your right to operate a motor vehicle is reinstated again.
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Yes, and generally, they will take it upon your arrest and have it destroyed. You will be required to obtain your birth certificate, and a utility bill, and head to the RMV for a Mass. ID.
I wish you luck,
Anthony Rao, Esq.
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If you refuse or fail the breath test, your license/right to operate will be suspended and the police will, therefore, take your physical license. If you consent to the breath test and produce a result below .08, your license will not be taken. If you refuse or fail the breath test and the police fail to suspend or take custody of your license, the prosecutor may still file a motion at your arraignment under c. 90 s. 24N for that to happen. As my colleagues have stated, even if your driver's license has been taken by the police, you still can obtain a form of identification from the RMV.
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yes they can if you failed or refused the Breathalyzer and were charged with DUI. You can however go and apply for a state ID while the case is pending.
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