Columbia Driver’s License Issue Lawyer
If you’ve had your driver’s license suspended, you know just what a hassle it can be to take care of daily obligations like getting to and from work, carting the kids to school and soccer practice, and getting simple chores like grocery shopping done. The fact of the matter is that in many situations, the experienced Columbia driver’s license issue lawyers at the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA can effectively secure useful interventions for people just like you. A call to our office can be the first step in simplifying your life. On the other hand, if you continue to drive on a suspended license and get caught, the consequences can be head spinning. That’s why you should call our Columbia office at 410-964-0050 the minute you know that your license has been suspended.
Driving on a Suspended License
If your license is suspended and you ignore the problem, it will definitely catch up to you one way or another. If convicted, your license may be revoked altogether, and you could face fines of $500 and two months of jail time (Maryland article TA§ 16-303). And that’s just for a first offense. If it happens a second time, the fine doubles and jail time increases to one year. Those sanctions double again if there’s a third offense.
How Will I Know There’s a Problem?
The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) sends out a notice of suspension requiring you to surrender your license by a particular date. Unfortunately, some people don’t pay attention to their mail, and quite often drivers don’t even realize there’s a problem until they are pulled over for an unrelated issue and are informed of their status from the officer right there on the roadside.
Reasons for Driver License Suspension
There are a number of circumstances under which individuals lose their driving privilege in Maryland. The most common issues related to license suspension and/or revocation are:
- Unpaid traffic ticket(s);
- The accumulation of a disqualifying number of driving points;
- Having the Medical Advisory Board deem you as unfit to drive due to medical limitations;
- Violating restrictions on your license;
- Declining to take a Breathalyzer when asked by law enforcement;
- Driving while intoxicated;
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Obtaining a Restricted License
In the fast-paced world in which we live, it is very difficult to manage effectively without being allowed to drive. In many cases, our legal team has been able to help clients acquire a restricted license that allows them to legally drive to necessary locations, including:
- To their place of employment;
- To their or their children’s school;
- To other limited authorized destinations.
In the event the license was revoked due to drug or alcohol-related events, an ignition interlock device may be required before you are allowed to drive.
You Need Effective Legal Help Now
Driver’s license issues are nothing to toy with. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we understand just how problematic it can be to lose your license, and we know how serious avoiding the issue can be. This is the type of setback that can be dealt with quickly and efficiently with the right team on your side. Contact our Columbia driver’s license issue lawyers today at 410-964-0050 for a free, confidential consultation, and let’s put this matter behind you.