How Can You Contest a Driver’s License Suspension in Maryland?
Contesting a driver’s license suspension in Maryland involves navigating a series of steps, from requesting an administrative hearing to potential appeals. Understanding the specific timelines, filing fees, and the role of legal representation is essential for individuals facing license suspension. Whether the suspension is related to points, violations, or a DUI offense, the following outlined procedures provide a roadmap for those seeking to challenge these decisions and protect their driving privileges.
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How To Contest a Driver’s License Suspension in Maryland
Facing a driver’s license suspension in Maryland can be a challenging and stressful experience. However, the state provides multiple avenues for individuals looking to contest these suspensions, such as:
Requesting an Administrative Hearing
A license suspension can be contested by requesting a hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings. To request an administrative hearing, there is a $150 filing fee. Hearings are typically conducted online and scheduled for four to six weeks after the request date. The driver will then receive a notice in the mail with the hearing date and time. After the hearing, the Office of Administrative Hearings will notify the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) of the results.
Filing an Appeal
If you are dissatisfied with the administrative law judge’s decision, you can file an appeal within 30 days of the administrative hearing date. Appeals are filed in the Circuit Court of the county that you reside in. Compliance with any notice or order received is crucial to prevent further loss of driving privileges.
DUI License Suspension
If arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or other substances, the license is typically taken away and a temporary license is issued for 45 days. Individuals can request an administrative hearing during this period or opt for participation in the Ignition Interlock Program. However, failure to request a hearing or participate in the program within 30 days results in a license suspension. It is crucial to contact a lawyer immediately after the DUI event, because there are rights that could be waived if not preserved.
Working With an Attorney
When an administrative hearing is requested, the Office of Administrative Hearings notifies the individual’s attorney of the hearing details. An attorney plays a crucial role in presenting arguments against the MVA’s decision and may request modifications to the suspension. Attorneys can also advocate for obtaining a restricted license during the suspension period.
Contact Our Experienced Driver’s License Suspension Lawyer
Attorney Hillel Traub brings unparalleled expertise, backed by over 30 years of experience and a unique perspective as a former lawyer for the MVA. When it comes to contesting a driver’s license suspension in Maryland, you can be sure that Attorney Hillel Traub will protect your rights every step of the way.
Don’t navigate the complexities of license suspension challenges alone – choose the seasoned guidance and personalized representation that The Law Office of Hillel Traub offers. Your driving privileges deserve the focused attention and expertise that Attorney Hillel Traub provides. Contact us today for a consultation by calling (410) 580-1100 or by completing our contact form. Let us help you secure the strongest possible defense for your driving future.