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In writing and in the mail.If you have had a few priors and anticipate not receiving your LTC, how do towns tell you that your LTC has been declined? Phone call, meeting to discuss, snail mail??
Interesting. I'm not thinking Lt. Harry Wareham's move to the "Safety Division" is a promotion. But how long could they keep someone who had his LTC revoked because he was statutorily disqualified and lied on his application/renewal in the position of Licensing Officer? I did hear he got FRB relief but that was only after he got caught. Us little people would not have gotten this special treatment.Website shows Lt. Jorge Ruiz
Think of this though... The form asks about any DQ events, if you say NO and they think you know it was YES, that's lying on the form. A criminal offence all by itself. Playing dumb can be risky. Unless you're talking suitability and not statutory DQ.Fair question. All I have is the old adage of you don’t know unless you ask. As well as I don’t want to hold a resentment against the State of MA unless completely warranted.
If you receive a denial it has to state in writing the reason. How detailed that reason is most likely varies by department.
Disgusting. Have they cashed your check yet?Mashpee:
Dropped off application early August
Appointment in early Nov (After Expiration)
Today (Jan 27 - still under review by local police)
I'm confused by the qualifier "direct" are they felonies or not? 18 years ago, doesn't matter. If they are not DQs then it would be a suitability denial. Suitability is Bi...h, basically up to the LO and varies greatly from town to town. I got a suitability denial for a single arrest 20 years previously and the charge was dismissed. I've had a couple LOs and one Chief in MA tell me it was total BS, but the one that mattered made something out of nothing. I moved to NH and work with a lot of LE, I've told Chiefs about this and they think I'm BSing them, because they can't believe anyone would care. The point is that who the LO is matters more than what happened.
Disgusting. Have they cashed your check yet?
IF this were me, and they cashed the check, I would be contacting one of the NES/Comm2A/GOAL friendly lawyers to see if that constituted the beginning of the renewal process. Though it may depend on if it was entered into the state computer system. @Len-2A Training might be able to help on this.
Best of luck.
Did you get a receipt printed out? Best of luck to you.Just got back from the PD. The back up licensing officer didn't fully submit the application to the state. It was one of those, "I submitted it." "Really, because the state says they're still waiting on you to review it." "Uhhh, let me check on it."
10 minutes later...
"You're all set." "Okay, and that means?" "Now you have to wait for the state to process it."
I figure around the end of May. Not the first time this town has f***ed up my LTC application. 2007 was 9 months.
Assuming you mean it's a DUI conviction in MAIt’s DUI related. Which is not a direct felony in MA but because it’s subject to a penalty of up to 2.5 years I think it’s looked at differently.
Unfortunate, first conversation with a lawyer is usually free, if you're seriously thinking of doing something about it. Other than a pardon with restoration of rights, re-opening it and getting a dismissal is pretty much all you can do on the Fed level.
Yeah, if you have a DUI conviction in MA you're pretty much screwed, at least for now.
That's *almost* within the legally required 40 days, and is substantially less than the 8 weeks that used to be the usual rule. It seems that most towns and cities are getting speedier about issuing licenses. This is a good thing.Somerville renewal
Submitted application and met with pd:
Received new LTC
Not a bad turnaround time
Delays are mostly caused, accidentally or on purpose, by the City/Town. State turn around is pretty consistently quick.That gives me some hope. New license application submitted 12/19 (Medford), called the state hotline on Tuesday and they said it's still being processed by the LO.
If “at least 18 years old” means “before May 27, 1994”, then you have a chance.
This is really important and something you should check Huckleberry.If “at least 18 years old” means “before May 27, 1994”, then you have a chance.
That’s when a first time DUI offense became 2-1/2 year potential sentence. Before that it wasn’t a disqualifying offense.
Or if the DUI wasn’t in Mass. Only Mass has a 2+ year sentence for a first DUI.