Dealing With Driver’s License Issues
It can be easy to get your driver’s license, but it can also be easy for something to happen to it. Speeding tickets, accidents, and criminal acts such as driving while under the influence (DUI) can all affect the status of your license, causing it to get suspended or revoked.
You may be at a loss as to what to do in these situations. You are now facing a hardship because you cannot get to work or school. Indeed, living a life without the ability to drive can be quite the challenge.
Although the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration offers information online to help you resolve your driving issues, the process can still be confusing. It’s best to get a lawyer on your side to quickly assist you in resolving your driver’s license issue once and for all.
Common Driver’s License Issues
A person can experience driver’s license issues in a number of ways. The interesting part is that many of these issues occur without the driver’s knowledge. The issues accumulate until one day, they discover that their license has been suspended or revoked. Some common issues include:
- Failure to pay prior traffic tickets
- Failure to appear for a court proceeding
- Failure to pay court fines
- Accumulation of too many points
- Medical Advisory Board issues
It is also possible for drivers to face crimes for traffic violations. Some examples are driving without a license, driving while suspended, and driving while revoked. While these are all misdemeanor charges, they carry the possibility of jail time if the driver is convicted. The driver must appear in court to deal with these violations. They cannot simply pay the citations to avoid going to court. If a person is convicted of these crimes, they can accumulate points on their driver’s license and this could result in their license being suspended or revoked.
A driver is not legally allowed to drive on Maryland roads if their driver’s license is suspended or revoked. For driving while revoked, a person could face one year in jail as well as a fine of $1,000. They will also get 12 points on their driver’s license. For driving while suspended, the maximum penalty is 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. The driver will also receive three points on their driver’s license.
Contact a Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Getting a driver’s license can be exciting, but holding onto it can be challenging. Traffic tickets, accidents, and DUI offenses can all threaten one’s driving privileges.
If you have a restricted or suspended license, it can be confusing to handle it on your own. Get help from a Columbia driver’s license issue lawyer from The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. You don’t want to avoid these issues; it’ll only make matters worse. Schedule a free consultation today so we can resolve this matter. Call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form. We have two offices to serve you.