Steps to Take after License Suspension in Maryland
Baltimore is a bustling city of over 600,000, however, it is not known for reliable public transportation. Hundreds of thousands of drivers in the Baltimore metro area depend on their cars and valid Maryland driver’s licenses to get around. Without access to a vehicle, many people would find it difficult to get to school or hold down their jobs, and generally live their day-to-day lives.
The freedom to come and go as you please can be stripped from you in an instant through a Maryland driver’s license suspension. Your license may be suspended for a variety of reasons. It is up to you to get to the root of the problem and fight back through the assistance of a suspended license lawyer.
REASONS FOR A MARYLAND DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION
The State of Maryland may choose to deny a person the privilege of driving for several reasons. Most of the time, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) suspends driver’s licenses due to driving-related matters; however, some actions that have little to do with safely operating a vehicle can trigger a license suspension.
Maryland drivers may lose their driver’s licenses for any of the following reasons. If a driver has already had his license suspended and drives anyway, the state can add more time to their suspension period.
- Having multiple unresolved traffic tickets
- Accumulating too many points on your driver’s license (a minimum of 8 in 2years)
- Driving under the influence
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving without auto insurance
- Being disqualified from driving due to a physical or psychological condition
- Failure to appear in court or to respond to the MVA’s notice to appear
- Failure to pay traffic tickets, fines, and court costs
- Failing to pay child support
No matter your reason for a suspended driver’s license, the goal of a qualified suspended license lawyer in Baltimore and surrounding areas is to help you resolve them so you can continue driving legally.
WHAT TO DO AFTER LOSING YOUR MARYLAND DRIVER’S LICENSE
If you have received a notification from the Maryland MVA that your license has been suspended, pay close attention to the notice. If you still have your driver’s license, surrender it to the MVA by mailing it to their office or hand it over in person. If the police did not take your license away at the traffic stop that led to your suspension or in court, then you cannot hold onto it after receiving a notice of suspension.
Next, be sure to refrain from driving. If you get caught driving with a suspended license, you may be arrested.
Finally, you may choose to wait for the MVA to restore your license when the suspension period ends, or you may contact an attorney who helps drivers get their licenses back. For speedier service, go with the attorney. He or she will look into why your license was suspended and advise you on the steps you should take to start cleaning up your driving record so that you can get back on the road.
YOUR LICENSE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR
The realization of the effects that a suspended license will have on your life may not sink in right away; however, the sooner you contact an attorney to help you restore your license, the better your chance will be of winning your license back. Don’t let the Maryland MVA bully you into a life without a license.
Serving Baltimore and the surrounding areas for the past 20 years, attorney Hillel Traub focuses his practice on helping drivers reinstate their licenses. Hillel Traub has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the MVA and now uses his experience to your advantage. Call (410) 580-1100 or complete our contact form for a free consultation on what to do after a license suspension.