Is Driver’s License Revocation Permanent in Maryland?

Losing your Maryland driver’s license can be a major setback, especially if you rely on driving to get to work, school, or other important activities. In Maryland, your driver’s license can be revoked for various reasons, such as drunk driving, reckless driving, or accumulating too many points on your driving record. When your license is revoked, you are not allowed to drive legally in the state for a certain length of time, which can range from six months to 24 months, depending on the severity of the offense and your driving history.

Even though license revocation may not always be permanent, the process of getting your license back can be complex and time-consuming. Attorney Hillel Traub at The Law Office of Hillel Traub can help you regain your legal rights to drive by simplifying the legal process and striving for the best results.

License Revocation vs. License Suspension in Maryland

Often, people use the terms license “suspension” and “revocation” interchangeably. However, license suspension is generally less serious. Suspension means that your license is temporarily taken away for a specific period of time, after which you can apply for reinstatement.

The following are common reasons why you may get your license suspended:

  • An accumulation of points on your driving record
  • Failure to pay traffic tickets
  • DUI charge

Once the suspension period ends and you pay the required fees, your license will no longer be suspended. An indefinite suspension depends on taking specific action to lift the license suspension, which may include paying traffic tickets or child support.

What About License Revocation?

However, when your license is revoked, it is invalid in the state of Maryland. You will need to take the necessary steps to reapply for a new license after a specified period of time, which varies depending on the number of license revocations on your driving record.

The following are waiting periods for obtaining a new license after revocation in Maryland:

  • One revocation: 6-month waiting period
  • Two revocations: 12-month waiting period
  • Three revocations: 18-month waiting period
  • Four or more revocations: 24-month waiting period

Working with a Maryland traffic offense lawyer can help you reduce the number of obstacles standing between you and your driving privileges.

Getting Your License Back After Revocation in Maryland

Applying for a driver’s license after revocation is generally a straightforward, but lengthy, process. You must meet specific requirements to have your license reinstated. If you meet the criteria, you must contact the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Driver’s Wellness & Safety Division (DW&S) and request to have your license reinstated.

The DW&S Division will request the following information:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Current address
  • Driver’s license number

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will review your driving record for any violations that may disqualify you. They will send you a denial letter if they find issues with your driving record. If no problems are found, they will send you an application form for a new license.

Contact the Renowned License Revocation Lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub

Working with an experienced license revocation lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub is a critical asset to ensure the resolution of problems that can stand between you and your driving privileges.

As a former Assistant Attorney General for the MVA, attorney Hillel Traub has the skills necessary to fight for your legal rights and help you navigate the legal process. He also has over 30 years of experience fighting for his clients. Schedule a complimentary consultation today by calling (410) 580-1100 or filling out our contact form.