The Registrar of Motor Vehicles is required to revoke your learner’s permit, license, or right to operate for any convictions of Vehicular Homicide or Manslaughter by Motor vehicle.
|Description||1st Offense||2nd & Subsequent|
|Vehicular Homicide||15 years||Lifetime|
|Motor Vehicle Manslaughter while OUI||15 years||Lifetime|
|Motor Vehicle Manslaughter||15 years||Lifetime|
If the Motor Vehicle Homicide or Motor Vehicle Manslaughter includes an OUI, and you have a prior OUI conviction or an incident that required you to complete an Alcohol Program, your license/right to operate a motor vehicle will be revoked for life.
If you were convicted of Vehicular Homicide or Motor Vehicle Manslaughter prior to 10/28/05 (Melanie’s Law), the revocation period is ten years for a first offense and lifetime for a second or subsequent offense. The Registry does not grant hardships for this type of offense.
Information provided by Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.