Understanding License Restrictions in Maryland

Driving is a privilege, and every state has rules and regulations that drivers must follow to drive legally. In Maryland, drivers may be subject to certain license restrictions for a variety of reasons, including medical conditions, and driving or criminal history. Types of restrictions may include Ignition Interlock Device restrictions, alcohol or drug restrictions, work and education restrictions, and others. Failure to comply with licensing restrictions may result in a traffic charge and license suspension or revocation.

A restricted license lawyer can help you if you are subjected to licensing restrictions by fighting to get a different penalty imposed or to understand your specific restrictions. At The Law Office of Hillel Traub, we offer effective and trusted legal representation at every step of the legal process so your rights are protected.

What Are License Restrictions?

A license restriction is a limitation placed on a driver’s license that restricts or prohibits certain driving activities as a result of a judge’s decision in court or a hearing. They may be imposed for various reasons. Ultimately, it serves as a way to protect the driver and others at risk on the road.

Penalties for License Restriction Violations

If a driver violates a licensing restriction, their license may be suspended or revoked. There may be other penalties associated with specific restrictions, including the following:

  • Violation of Ignition Interlock Device restriction: Depending on the violation, you may be subject to an extension of your IID requirement period, revocation or suspension of your driver’s license, and/or a $1,000 fine.
  • Alcohol/drug restriction: Driving a vehicle in violation of an alcohol restriction carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

In Maryland, violating a licensing restriction is a misdemeanor offense. Speak with an experienced license restriction lawyer for an assessment of your case to understand your best legal options to challenge any penalties against you.

3 Types of License Restrictions in Maryland

There are various types of licensing restrictions in Maryland. Depending on your unique situation, one of the following types may be placed on your license:

1. Ignition Interlock Device Restrictions

Maryland drivers who have been convicted of certain DUI offenses may be required to install an Ignition Interlock Decide on their vehicle in order to drive. This requires the driver to pass a breathalyzer test before starting their vehicle and may also mandate periodic testing while driving.

2. Alcohol/Drug Restrictions

You may be subject to an alcohol or drug license restriction if you are convicted of a drug or alcohol charge. This may be a condition of probation.

3. Work and Education Restrictions

When a driver takes a breathalyzer test and blows between .08 and .14, the penalty may include a 45-day license suspension. In this situation, you may get a permit that will only allow you to drive to designated locations such as work, school, or medical appointments, as well as to and from any kind of court-ordered activities.

Contact the Experienced Traffic Lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub

Retain the help of an experienced license restriction lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub if you are at risk of getting your license suspended due to a DUI or other type of violation. It can be challenging to navigate Maryland laws without legal guidance.

Attorney Hillel Traub has over 30 years of experience fighting cases relating to license restrictions. As a former lawyer for the MVA, he can help you assess your best legal options and fight any licensing restrictions. Schedule a complimentary consultation by calling (410) 580-1100 or filling out our contact form.