COVID-19 Update: How We Are Serving and Protecting Our Clients

Immediate Threat Medical

The Registry of Motor Vehicles in Massachusetts, sometime referred to as the RMV or the DMV can take steps to revoke or suspend your driver’s license due to an immediate medical threat that may be alleged against you.

If you have a medical condition which seriously impacts your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, your operation of a motor vehicle could be determined to pose an immediate threat to public safety. This will usually be assessed by a police officer who may have pulled you over or noticed you pulled to the side of the road, similar to complaint medical. Thus, this determination is subjective and made solely on the police officer’s discretion and opinion, which means that the decision is initially being made by a person with no medical training. Regardless, when an officer has labeled you as an immediate threat medical, your driver’s license, learner’s permit, or right to operate a motor vehicle will be immediately revoked or suspended by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles (RMV), and it will remain that way indefinitely. To combat this suspension or revocation, you will be able to request a hearing with the RMV to reinstate you driver’s license, learner’s permit or right to operate a motor vehicle. You will also need a Massachusetts criminal defense attorney who has many years of experience with RMV hearings to defend against the allegation and put your best case forward. The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has the experience you need to help guide you through the RMV hearing process.

More often than not, when a police officer makes an allegation that you are an immediate threat to public safety based on a medical reason or condition, they have no concrete or persuasive evidence to support it. An officer can only base his allegation on what is presented in front of him when you are pulled over or approached, and this means that their determination cannot be based on any accurate record of your medical history. It may be important that you meet with a trained medical professional to provide you with a health evaluation to provide during your hearing with the RMV. This will supply you with an accurate account of your current state of health and whether or not the police officer’s label of you as an immediate threat medical will remain valid. A doctor might determine that your medical condition is completely manageable and will possibly prescribe you a medication or provide you with some remedy to keep your condition well within your control so that your ability to drive and maintain your freedom to get around can be restored.

In order to prove that your condition is under your control and that you are therefore not a threat to public safety, you will need a Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer with immediate medical threat experience to help terminate the suspension or revocation of your license, learner’s permit or right to operate a motor vehicle. The Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy has successfully aided clients who have faced RMV hearings coinciding with revoked licenses, learner’s permit or right to operate a motor vehicle for decades. Attorney Murphy always puts works aggressive on behalf of his clients to meet their goals and applies his expertise to ensure his clients’ result in the most favorable outcome. To contact the Law Office of Attorney Patrick J. Murphy today for a confidential and free assessment of your case, call (617) 367-0450 or by fill out the contact form on our website.

Client Reviews
"Highly Recommended. Attorney Patrick J. Murphy absolutely helped me out in my time of need. When I met him in his Boston office he put me right at ease and explained the criminal process to me in a way I could easily understand and in a manner that gave me complete confidence. I was facing a criminal wanton destruction of property charge in Barnstable District Court. On the day of the case, he was at the courthouse waiting for me and my wife. Mr. Murphy handled the hearing in a very thorough and professional manner putting us through our testimony and making a powerful argument to the decision maker. My case was thrown out and I could not be happier with the service from Attorney Murphy. I highly recommend him to you as a skilled legal advocate!" Rob, Avvo User
"Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer. From the first consultation I knew Patrick Murphy was the right choice for my criminal defense. He was knowledgeable of the laws and knew how to build up a strong defense for my case. Every phone call and email I made was promptly answered. When it came time for my hearing, Patrick was prepared and able to get the criminal complaint against me dropped without ever becoming charge! Would highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking a top quality defense attorney to handle their case!" John, Avvo User
"OUI Not Guilty Verdict. Patrick Murphy provided excellent service as council on my case. He worked diligently over a long legal process that spanned over 3 years. He was able to take my case to a Jury Trial and get me a Not Guilty verdict through he expert knowledge of the law and expertise in cross examination of the prosecutions witnesses. He was very professional and available at anytime night or day to answer questions." Chris, Avvo User
"Highly Skilled and Professional Lawyer. Attorney Pat Murphy did a great job guiding me through an A&B charge, and most importantly getting the case dismissed in a very timely manner. He is very professional, returns call promptly, and did a great explaining his strategy and the legal process to me. I was confident throughout the whole process that I was in good hands and would receive the best possible outcome in my case. Would highly recommended Attorney Murphy." Avvo User
"I Felt That I was in Good Hands... and I Was! Mr. Patrick J. Murphy was very quick to respond to my needs. He was always there to answer any questions I had in a timely fashion, and he made me feel very comfortable in an extremely uncomfortable situation. Having Mr. Murphy by my side in the courtroom felt like I was at an advantage. He speaks with confidence. He doesn't stutter or pause while put on the spot. He treated me with respect. He listens. He always greeted me with a warm welcome and never wasted any time." Avvo User