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6-19-18: License Reinstated After Immediate Threat Suspension – The client was observed driving erratically and was involved in a motor vehicle accident. When the police arrived, the client admitted to consuming drugs. He was ultimately charged with operating under the influence of drugs and negligent operation in the Barnstable District Court. After learning of the charges the RMV determined that he was an immediate threat and suspended his license indefinitely. At court Attorney Gaudreau was able to discuss the case with the Commonwealth and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the OUI upon a plea to the negligent operation. The RMV would still not reinstate the client’s license due to his poor driving history. Attorney Gaudreau appealed to the Board. At the hearing Attorney Gaudreau was able to show that the client was gainfully employed and had remained drug free since the incident. The Board reinstated the client’s license with no restrictions.


6-19-18: License restored without restriction for out of state OUI- Client received a notice from the RMV that his license was suspended for one year for a 1988 conviction for OUI in RI. The client went to the RMV and asked that they overturn the conviction due to the age of the offense. The RMV refused to overturn the suspension and stated that the client would not be eligible for a hardship unless he installed the interlock device. Attorney Gaudreau appealed to the Board. At the hearing Attorney Gaudreau was able to show that the client had no record after 1988 and that he could not afford the interlock device. The Board reinstated his license without restriction.


6-13-18: License Reinstated After Immediate Threat Suspension- Client was observed “passed out” in her car in the roadway. When the police arrived, she admitted to consuming alcohol and alcohol was found inside her car. She was ultimately charged with Operating under the influence of Alcohol in the Brighton Court. As a result of her charges the RMV determined she was an immediate threat and suspended her license indefinitely. Attorney Gaudreau appealed to the Board. At the hearing Attorney Gaudreau was able to show that the client had extensive work history, no prior record and that she had completed intensive therapy. The Board overturned the client’s immediate threat suspension.


6-13-18: License Reinstated After Immediate Threat Suspension- Client was observed driving erratically and collided with the guardrail. Police arrived and the client admitted to consuming alcohol. He was ultimately charged with Operating under the Influence of Alcohol, Negligent Operation and Leaving the Scene of Property Damage. As a result of the incident the RMV determined that his operation of a motor vehicle posed a risk to public safety and suspended his license indefinitely. Attorney Gaudreau appealed to the Board. At the hearing Attorney Gaudreau argued that the defendant was not an immediate threat; that he had resolved his case, that he had no prior record and that he had entered into an alcohol treatment program. The Board overturned the immediate threat suspension.


6-7-18: License Reinstated after immediate threat suspension for OUI child endangerment While case is Pending in the District Court- Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Police arrived and spoke with witnesses who stated they observed the accident and that the client appeared to be “drunk”. After a brief discussion the client was sent to the hospital. She was later charged with operating under the influence and child endangerment while operating under the influence of alcohol in the Wrentham District Court. As a result of the charges and the officer’s observations the RMV determined that the client’s continued operation of a car would pose an immediate threat and her license was suspended indefinitely. The RMV would not consider reinstating her license until she had disposed of the case in court. Attorney Gaudreau appealed to the Board of Appeals. At the Board Attorney Gaudreau was able to show that the client had taken all available steps to maintain sober, that she had a limited prior driving history and that she had no prior criminal history. Attorney Gaudreau argued based on these facts the client should be granted a hardship license while her case was pending. The Board agreed and issued her a license with the interlock device.


5-30-18: Immediate Threat License Suspension Overturned- Hardship Granted- Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident. When police arrived, the client was belligerent and admitted to consuming alcohol. She was subsequently charged with operating under the influence and negligent operation in the Wrentham District Court. As a result of the incident the RMV determined that she posed an immediate threat and her license was suspended indefinitely. The client chose to resolve her case so that she could get a hardship license to get to work. Attorney Gaudreau appealed the immediate threat suspension to the Board of Appeals and asked that they grant the client a hardship license on her court ordered suspension. At the hearing Attorney Gaudreau was able to show that the client did not have any prior criminal record ,that she had been under significant mental stress at the time of the accident, and that she needed a license to get to work. The Board overturned the immediate threat suspension and the client was granted a hardship license.


5-16-18: Immediate Threat Suspension Overturned- License Reinstated While Case Pending- Client was involved in a one car accident. It was alleged that he drove off the road and hit a rock. When police arrived, they were unable to locate the client. When they did make contact with the client officers alleged that they observed signs that led them to believe that the client was drunk. He was ultimately charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation, and leaving the scene of property damage in the Wrentham District Court. As a result of the incident the RMV determined that he was an immediate threat and suspended his license indefinitely. The RMV stated their position was that they would not even consider the matter until he resolved his case in court. Attorney Gaudreau appealed to the Board of Appeals. At the hearing Attorney Gaudreau was able to explain the circumstances that led to the accident and to highlight the fact the client had no prior criminal record. The Board overturned the immediate threat and reinstated the client’s license with the interlock device.


2-23-18: License reinstated after immediate threat suspension. – Client’s license was suspended indefinitely after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and was subsequently charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. At a hearing before the Board of Appeals in Marlborough, Attorney Gaudreau was able to show, through the client’s driving record and lack of criminal history, that the client’s continued operation of a vehicle did not pose a safety risk. Client’s license was reinstated with no restrictions.


2-13-18: Hardship license granted—Client was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation after an officer observed the client driving the wrong way in a rotary. Client was found not guilty of the oui and guilty of the negligent operation and received a 60-day license loss. The RMV would not grant a hardship license. Attorney Gaudreau represented the client at a hearing before the Board of Appeals in Plymouth and was able to show that the client’s driving posed no risk to the public and that the client needed a license for work. The Board granted client a hardship license.


12-28-17: License reinstated Immediate threat suspension- Clients license was suspended after colliding with two parked cars. Client was never arrested however police reported that they were concerned that client’s medical issues made it unsafe for her to operate a motor vehicle. Attorney Gaudreau was able to present evidence from physicians and letters of recommendation showing that client’s medical conditions did not affect her ability to drive. License was restored without restrictions.


11-21-17: Immediate threat license suspension overturned—Client’s license was suspended indefinitely after police observed erratic driving and client admitted to consuming marijuana earlier in the day. At a Board hearing in Plymouth Attorney Gaudreau was able to show, through physician’s notes and a clean driving record that the client’s continued operation of a motor vehicle did not pose a risk to the public. Full license restored.


9-12-17: Second offense hardship allowed- Client had two convictions for OUI drugs and had been denied a hardship license at the RMV. Attorney Gaudreau was able to argue before the Board that the client had made significant strides in recovery and that she required a license to continue with treatment and to get to work. Hardship license was granted.


5-2-17: Immediate Threat Suspension Overturned – License Reinstated after Board Hearing- Client was pulled over by a Concord state trooper for erratic driving. When the trooper approached the car, he asked the client if she had taken any medications. After a series of field sobriety tests the trooper determined that the client was operating under the influence of drugs. Additionally, the trooper seized Nyquil from the client’s car. After receiving the report from the Concord State Police the Registry of Motor Vehicles suspended the client’s license indefinitely. Attorney Gaudreau was able to make an argument before the Board of Appeals attesting to the client’s sobriety and the Board reinstated the client’s license with no additional requirements.


4-28-17: Immediate Threat License Suspension Overturned after Board of Appeals Hearing- Client was involved in a car accident. Police responded to the scene and smelled the odor of alcohol. They asked the defendant to perform some field sobriety tests which the police determined that he failed. The Registry refused to reinstate the client’s license and recommended that he complete an alcohol treatment program and remain without a license for another year. After argument by Attorney Gaudreau, the Board decided to fully reinstate the client’s license and did not require him to complete any additional programs.


1-24-17: Hardship granted for driver with lifetime license loss. The driver had his license revoked for life after being convicted of five operating under the influence charges and a driving after license suspension. The RMV told the driver that he was ineligible for a hardship license. Attorney Gaudreau brought the matter before the Board of Appeals and was able to get the driver a hardship license with the interlock device.


11-2016: Client’s license was suspended for one year for an out of state operating under the influence charge. Attorney Gaudreau was able to successfully argue to have the suspension vacated at the Board of Appeals.


11-2016: Client’s license reinstated with interlock device. Client crashed into a police vehicle. Client was determined to be an immediate threat and her license was suspended indefinitely. Attorney Gaudreau appeared before the Board of appeals was able to successfully argue to have the client’s reinstated with the interlock device.


10-2016: Client’s one-year license loss overturned at Board of Appeals. Client’s license was suspended for one year after pleading guilty to operating after a suspension for OUI drugs. The client had a New Hampshire license which made him ineligible for a hardship license in Massachusetts. Attorney Gaudreau was able to successfully argue to have his one-year license loss overturned at the Board of Appeals. After completing a short driving course the defendant was granted a valid Massachusetts license.


10-2016: Client’s license was suspended indefinitely after being charged with OUI. Client was involved in an accident where her vehicle flipped after running a red light. Client’s license was suspended indefinitely after the RMV determined her to be an immediate threat. Client was told by the RMV that they would not reinstate her license until her case in court was resolved. Attorney Gaudreau was able to argue to the Board of Appeals to have her license reinstated with the interlock device.

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Michael was very professional and explained the process clearly and told us to be patient. After one year the charges got dismissed in the trial. Excellent knowledge of the court systems in the area of Boston. Would highly recommend him Ashwani
★★★★★
A careless decision on my part left me facing charges which would have severely hampered my ability to stay employed and support myself. But attorney DelSignore's skillful analysis and challenging of the evidence against me resulted in a conviction on a lesser charge. Now I'll be able to go on with my life, having learned a lesson I'll never forget. Thank you, Michael. Scott
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Mike stuck with my case for 3.5 years and always kept me informed regarding the status. Ultimately, because of his due diligence, we ended up with an OUI not guilty verdict. This case could have gone many ways but his thorough review of the case and exceptional preparedness for trial ultimately drove a positive outcome. Thank you Mike! David
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Michael DelSignore did an amazing job with my case! Either him or his partner Julie was always available to answer any questions I had and helped walked me through the entire process. I could not have done it without them! I highly recommend choosing this law firm to deal with your legal needs, you will not be dissatisfied. Ashley
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I cannot express the gratitude towards both Michael and Julie for their amazing work and help. It was a very stressful event and they certainly put me at as much ease as possible. From start to finish it took 14 months and all the way through they were both very engaged with me. Today was worth the wait, Michael was great in court and I was rightfully found not guilty. I would recommend Michael and Julie over and over again. Claire
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