MA DUI Operator Age 18 to 21 Law
In MA, if you are a person between the ages of 18 and 21, you can face an additional license suspension for DUI. It doesn’t matter if you are a junior operator or not. If you refuse the breathalyzer or fail the breathalyzer by having a blood alcohol level of .02 or above you can face an additional license suspension.
The penalty is that you will face an additional 180 day suspension, in addition to the time your license was suspended for the initial refuse or failure. You may be able to avoid this additional license suspension if you enroll into the youth alcohol program.
MA DUI license suspension for refusing the breathalyzer for 18-21 year olds
- No prior DUI offenses: 3 years + 180 days
- 1 prior DUI offense: 3 years + 180 days
- 2 prior DUI offenses: 5 years + 180 days
- 3 or more prior DUI offenses: Lifetime + 180 days
The additional suspension is designed to encourage you to undergo the alcohol education program. Your license will not be reinstated even if you win your DUI case in court. In certain situations, the 180 days suspension may be waived by the MA registry if you entered into an approved program.
MA DUI License Loss for 18-21 Year Olds for Failing Breathalyzer
In MA, if you are between the age of 18 and 21 and have a breathalyzer reading of 02 or higher, your license will be suspended for 30 days + 180 days. The additional 180 days can be waived by the MA registry if you enroll into an approved alcohol education program.
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