Reasons for a Suspended License in Maryland
If your license is suspended in Maryland, you cannot drive without committing a serious criminal offense. A license suspension is a temporary ban on your legal ability to drive. If the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) suspended your license, you will need to take action to satisfy the suspension requirement in order to have the MVA reinstate your license. Typically, this involves paying a fine or resolving a traffic citation.
Likely Reasons Your Maryland Driver’s License is Suspended
Your license may be suspended for one or more reasons. Among the most common issues that lead to a license suspension are:
- Failing to resolve a traffic ticket
- Accumulating too many points against your license
- Violating a driver’s license restriction
- Being medically unfit to drive (according to the Medical Advisory Board)
- Refusing to submit to a DUI breath test
- Driving under the influence
- Falling behind in child support payments
The length of time your license can be suspended correlates with the severity of the violation that lead to your suspension. More serious violations lead to longer periods of suspension.
Being without a license can set back a person’s entire life. Think twice before worsening your situation by driving with a suspended license and call a qualified traffic attorney in Baltimore to help you resolve the issues standing between you and your driving privilege.
Consequences of Driving with a Suspended License
Driving without a valid driver’s license is considered a criminal offense for which a conviction may lead to incarceration and steep fines. The maximum period of incarceration depends on the reason for the crime and considers prior convictions for driving on a suspended license. The state may also impound your vehicle for a period of no more than 180 days.
Working with a Baltimore Suspended License Lawyer
Whether your license is suspended or you were caught driving without a valid license, The Law Office of Hillel Traub is ready to protect your rights. Attorney Hillel Traub has over 20 years of experience helping Baltimore residents reinstate their driver’s licenses and overcome criminal charges of driving with a suspended license. See how he can help you resolve your traffic violations by calling (410) 580-1100 for a free consultation.