Reasons for Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation
Most of us look forward to the day we receive our driver’s license. Being able to drive is a freedom that many of us take for granted. Driving is a privilege that must be taken seriously, though.
It is possible for a person to get their driver’s license suspended or revoked for various reasons. Most of these reasons are related to driving-related issues, such as speeding or DUIs. However, there are situations not even related to driving that can cause you to lose your license. Learn about the top reasons for license issues and how you can resolve them.
A DUI is one of the most common causes of license loss. A conviction can lead to other penalties as well, including points, fines and even jail time. A DUI is typically a misdemeanor, but can be a felony if injuries or death were involved.
Refusing a Breathalyzer Test
To avoid a DUI conviction, you may refuse the Breathalyzer test. However, this won’t solve your problems. Your license will automatically be suspended and you could be without a license for a minimum of 45 days up to one year. You will receive a temporary license and be given a small window of time to rectify the situation.
Unpaid Traffic Tickets
A speeding ticket or other driving violation is not something that can be ignored. If you fail to pay the fine or attend court, the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will be informed. They will send you a notice and proceed to suspend your license if you do not comply with the requirements by a certain date.
Too Many Points
Traffic violations can add up and cause you to lose your driver’s license. In Maryland, license suspension happens once you reach eight points. Once you accumulate 12 points, your license will be revoked.
Some drivers have medical issues that cause them to have restricted licenses. If, for example, you are not supposed to drive at night, but you do anyway, your license can be suspended. You will likely have to go to court to save your license.
Unpaid Child Support
Failure to pay child support can affect you in many ways. All 50 states have laws in place that allow for driver’s licenses and other types of licenses to be revoked for not paying child support. Even professional licenses (such as a medical license) and hunting and fishing licenses are at risk.
Contact a Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
There are several ways in which a person can lose their driver’s license. Don’t let this happen to you. Your license symbolizes freedom, and this can be a hard thing to give up.
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, you need the law on your side. The Columbia driver’s license issue lawyers at the office of Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A. understand how frustrating it can be to not have a license. Our team can help you gain back your freedom. We have two locations in Maryland to serve you. Call (410) 774-5987 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.