If you take a chemical test to determine your BAC level and fail it, or
if you refuse to take the test, the police officer will confiscate and
suspend your Maryland driver’s license, issue a paper temporary license, and prepare a case for the Maryland
MVA file. If you possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the
MVA will suspend your license and may disqualify your driving privilege.
You may receive the following documents after a
Officer’s Certification and Order of Suspension – The form details information about the arrest, the pending suspension
and provides whether or not you performed a chemical test. If your driver’s
license was confiscated, the driver copy acts are your temporary license.
The reverse side of the driver copy will provide information regarding
the Ignition Interlock Program.
Advice of Rights Form – The form provides the administrative sanctions associated with
your driving privilege in Maryland. It also points out additional penalties
that may be administered, and your ability to opt into the Ignition Interlock Program.
Once your license is suspended, you may request an Administrative Hearing
at any time within
30 days of the date of the Order of Suspension to “show cause” why
your driver’s license should not be suspended. You need to request
a hearing within
10 days of the date of the Order of Suspension to make sure that your driving privilege
is not suspended before your hearing. If you fail to request a hearing
within 10 days of the date of the Order of Suspension, your driver’s
license will be suspended on the
45th day after the order.
Your hearing request needs to be made in writing. The reverse side of the
hearing request copy details information and a form to request an administrative hearing.
Send your request to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) at 11101
Gilroy Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031-1301. You must also include a check or money order for $150 necessary for the
filing fee, made payable to the “Maryland State Treasurer.”
For more information regarding your specific case,
contact a Salisbury criminal defense attorney at
William R. Hall, P.A. for a
free consultation today.