Hyde Park, MA asked in DUI / DWI for Massachusetts

Q: Does the Melanies Law Regarding having a mandatory breath Alyzer installed in vehicle for 2 years apply only in mass?

My finance got arrested 25 years ago for 2nd DUi and his license was suspended. He has not had a license or license infraction or drove in over 25 years and would like to get it back. He wants to know can he legally get his license in other states ( does the Melanies Law apply only in the state of Mass)?

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Kris  Patria
Kris Patria
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Fitchburg, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Assuming that your fiancé was convicted of 2nd offense OUI in Massachusetts 25 years ago, he may be eligible to reinstate his driving privileges in Massachusetts, providing that he has fully complied with all relevant obligations resulting from his conviction, including fines and fees. With regard to obtaining a license in other states, your fiancé should consult with an attorney licensed to practice in the alternative jurisdictions where he wishes to pursue obtaining a license as each state separately mandates drivers license eligibility.

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