On Thursday, May 23, 2019, NG, a 49 year old woman from Wilmington, was driving home from work. She exited off Route 93 at the Dascomb Road exit in Andover and fainted and crashed into a guardrail. The police and fire department arrived at the scene. According to the police report NG appeared disoriented and could not remember the moments leading up to the accident. The police submitted an immediate threat medical to the Registry and the next day, May 24, 2019, the Registry suspended NG’s license for “immediate threat medical”. On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 NG and her husband consulted with Attorney Robert Lewin of North Andover. Attorney Lewin explained the “immediate threat” process to NG and explained what NG had to do to get her license back. On Thursday, May 30, 2019 NG retained Attorney Lewin. Attorney Lewin explained that NG had to go first to the RMV and obtain the Medical Evaluation Form AND the Loss of Consciousness Form and the Police Report of immediate threat. Attorney Lewin explained to NG that she then had to go to her doctor and have her doctor complete both forms. Attorney Lewin further explained that when NG had the completed medical forms then NG and Attorney Lewin could go to the RMV and have a hearing to get NG’s license back. NG got very lucky as her doctor was available that same day. She went to her doctor and the doctor completed all the forms and certified that NG as competent to drive without a road test. The next day NG and Attorney Lewin went to the RMV in Lawrence and had a hearing. At the completion of the hearing the hearing officer reinstated NG’s license.
Within 48 hours of first meeting Attorney Lewin and within 24 hours of hiring Attorney Lewin NG had her license back. NG and her husband were thrilled. They both work and she absolutely needed her license. Success in this case was in great part dependent upon two facts: (1) that Attorney Lewin was intimately familiar with the “immediate threat process” and gave NG very specific instructions on what she had to do and (2) that NG followed through on all the instructions and did not delay.