As well as advising people about their best options for resolving Massachusetts drunk driving and drug possession cases, Boston traffic violations attorney Randy Chapman also helps people take care of the driver license problems that inevitably follow an arrest for OUI drunk driving or certain drug charges. To learn more about our law firm’s ability to protect your interests across a range of practical concerns, contact Chapman & Chapman, P.C., for a free consultation.

Dependable Advice for Drivers in Metro Boston and the North Shore

Based in Chelsea and Salem, our law firm works with clients throughout Greater Boston, Middlesex County and such North Shore communities as Salem, Lynn, Peabody and Beverly about the best ways to protect their driving privileges. The most effective approach, of course, is to defeat the criminal charges through dismissal or a victory at trial. Our ability to spot the weaknesses in the case against you on the criminal charge can represent a significant advantage toward an early resolution of the case, including its driver license aspects.

Attorney Chapman regularly appears before the Registry and Board of Appeal. He is highly knowledgeable about the numerous traps that exist in criminal cases that can trigger license suspensions, sometimes for life. He has a proven and established record of success before the Registry and in the courts both avoiding license suspensions and reinstating licenses. He has been at the forefront of novel issues that have minimized and avoided the long term consequences of over-aggressive Registry action, that is often more concerned with its public relations image than whether its decisions are fair and legal.

Our objective is to avoid a suspension of your license whenever possible, and if there is no way to avoid it entirely, then to protect your ability to obtain hardship driving privileges. In many situations, you’ll be able to get a hardship license after completing half of the suspension imposed. Another important goal is to protect you from the consequences of designation as a habitual traffic offender, which could result in a suspension of five years.

Greater Boston Attorney for Revoked or Suspended License Problems

Here are some examples of the kinds of cases we handle that could affect your driver license:


  • Drunk driving arrest with a blood alcohol reading of .08 or higher

  • OUI with a blood alcohol level of .04 or higher for a commercial driver license holder

  • Any measurable blood alcohol level for a driver under age 21

  • Any refusal to supply a breath or blood test when arrested on suspicion of OUI

  • Drug possession convictions, not including cases resolved through a continuance without a finding

  • Serious traffic violations charged against truckers, cab drivers, bus drivers or other commercial operators

An experienced defense lawyer can help you find a way past the challenge of a suspension. Traffic violations of various kinds are frequently overcharged, and equipment malfunctions in blood-alcohol tests have been known to be charged as implied consent violations. Just like more serious criminal defense problems, license suspension proceedings are very sensitive to the specific facts of a given case, and a knowledgeable attorney knows how to find the weaknesses in the case against you.

Find out more about the ways we can help you protect or recover your driving privilege after a drunk driving arrest or drug possession conviction. Contact Chapman & Chapman in Chelsea or Salem for a free telephone consultation.