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Melanie’s Law

Melanie’s Law, passed in late 2005, was enacted to enhance penalties and administrative sanctions for DUI offenders in Massachusetts. The following subsections outline those changes.

  • Employing or allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle
  • When the state can take away your vehicle
  • The ignition interlock device
  • Breathalyzer refusal or failure
  • If your drunk driving kills someone
  • Child endangerment while DUI
  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol with a suspended license