First Offense – 180 Days; Second Offense – 3 years; Third offense – 5 years; Fourth offense – Lifetime.Failure of Breath Test – 30 days.
There is no work license eligibility on suspensions resulting from a refusal to submit to the Breath Test or as a result of failing the Breath Test in Massachusetts. Once your refusal failure suspension has expired, you are eligible to get your full license back for a reinstatement fee regardless of whether your case is still pending in court. If however, you decide to admit to the offense or go to trial and are found guilty while the refusal suspension is pending, you may be eligible for a hardship license on a first offense.


Massachusetts board certified drunk driving defense lawyer, Attorney James Milligan represents clients charged with DUI DWI OUI throughout Massachusetts including Barnstable County, Bristol County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Suffolk County, and Worcester County. If you have been charged with drunk driving DUI DWI OUI in Massachusetts, contact Attorney Milligan for a Free Case Evaluation.