Maryland DWI License Suspension

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Driver’s license suspension is a common punishment for those convicted of a DWI/DUI. In addition, your license is also subject to suspension in the event of a DUI/DWI arrest! Since most drivers often rely on their vehicle to commute to work, attend classes at school, or conduct day-to-day activities, it is critical to obtain legal assistance in order to get your driving privileges back.

I, William R. Hall, I am committed to protect your rights and aggressively defend you against serious charges. I understand how important it is to have the ability to drive your vehicle, which is why I will do everything it takes to get your back on the road as soon as possible.

My License Was Confiscated by the Arresting Officer, What Should I Do?

If your license was taken away due to a DUI/DWI arrest, you must’ve been issued a “temporary driver’s license,” which enables you to continue driving for 45 days. Unless you request a hearing with the Office of Administrative Hearings within 10 days to guarantee an extension, or 30 days to guarantee a hearing, your license will be suspended after the 45th day.

The fee to request a hearing is $150. You will then be notified of the date and time of your hearing by mail.

If you do not succeed at your hearing or fail to request one, you will have your license suspended for:

  • Refusing a chemical test
    • First offense – License suspension for 270 days or Ignition Interlock Device for one year
    • Second offense – License suspension for two years
  • Failing a chemical test
    • First and second offense – 180 days

Keep in mind, administrative penalties are separate from criminal penalties. If convicted of a first-offense DWI, you are subject to a maximum license suspension of six months. If convicted of a second-offense, then it is a 12-month license suspension.

Driving on a suspended license is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $1,000.

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With more than 18 years of legal experience, I have successfully handled thousands of DUI/DWI cases. Do not risk losing your driving privileges without putting up a fight with my help.

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