My first piece of advice is for you to do your best to be calm. Getting upset will not help you. The second piece of advice I have for you is for you to wait and speak to your lawyer. I am reluctant to comment to a person who is represented by counsel. The short answer (which you will need to get all the details from your attorney)... is that you can see a hearings officer once 30 days have passed since you list your license... assuming you did not lose your license for a failure to take the breath test. You said you took the test and failed so generally you would be able to get your license back during the pendency of your case. The fee is high, I believe it is $500. You have to make your own decision whether the price is worth having your license back early and knowing you could lose it again... and then later have to pay another reinstatement fee. For details more specific than that please speak to your lawyer. Good luck. ---Marc D. Roberts
Marc D. Roberts, Esq.
56 N. Main St., STE 323
Fall River, MA 02720
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I agree with Atty Roberts. The first thing you need to do is calm down and chill out. Your world will not get back to normal by you making rash decisions out of frustration. You need to discuss all of this with your lawyer. The laws regarding license suspension, oui, etc., are rather complicated. Someone who is familiar with the specifics of your case is the best person to advise you. Now breathe.....
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In Massachusetts, if you did take the breathalizer, generally you should get your license back after 30 days of suspension. You will need some identification, such as a passport and utility bills and if I'm not mistaken it will cost around $100. You should have your license until your case is resolved at which point, depending how your case is resolved (i.e. a guilty plea or a continuance without a finding), your license will again be suspended for another 45-90 days.
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