New Bedford, MA asked in DUI / DWI for Massachusetts

Q: Was arrested for dui in Maine in 2004.I moved to MA.Received bench warrant for failure.Would like to apply for MA. lic.

I actually did go back to Maine only to have the case postponed. Hired ME. lawyer after that. Lawyer got me an extension. Lawyer filed for a second and had it refused resulting in a bench warrant. I'm still MA. resident and haven't driven for 13yrs. Would like to apply for MA. license so that I may become a contributing member of society again. I am unable to return to ME. due to lack of expense and willingness of anyone to drive me the 5hrs. there and back. Is this case something that a lawyer can handle over the phone? Is this case even still valid? I know this needs to be addressed before I try to apply for license because of bench warrant. I just want to put this all behind me.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: You may need to have the Maine case completed and dismissed before MA provides you a license. See: https://www.massrmv.com/SuspensionsandHearings/Suspensions/OutofStateSuspensionsandRevocations.aspx

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