Having your driver’s license suspended can be very scary and extremely unsettling, to say the least. If this has never happened to you before, you may be uncertain as to what steps you should take as you proceed. Our lawyers understand how the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA) works and what you need to do next.
If you have received notification from the MVA that your driver’s license has been suspended, you must not disregard the notice. It is especially important that you follow all of the steps outlined regarding your driver’s license. If you are still in possession of your license, you must surrender it to the MVA. This can either be done through the mail or by handing it over in person.
The next aspect of having your license suspended is to remember that you are no longer legally allowed to drive. If you do drive on a suspended license, you face the possibility of arrest and spending time in jail.
Lastly, you may opt to simply wait for your suspension time to be up and then have your license reinstated or retain an attorney who can examine your case and see if you have any legal options available to have your license reinstated at an earlier date.
Our lawyers have assisted many drivers with issues regarding their driver’s licenses. If you would like to speak to a member of our highly qualified legal team, contact our law office at (410) 484-0400 and schedule a free initial consultation.
How Do I Get a Hardship License in Maryland?
Hardship licenses are designed so that individuals who have had their license suspended can still drive to and from work and school, pick up children, or complete other vital tasks such as doctor’s appointments or counseling.
In Maryland, in order to obtain a hardship license, you are first required to submit an application form. You will also be asked to present supporting documents that can verify that you are employed and therefore need to be able to drive to and from work. You will also be required to pay a fee for the hardship license itself.
It is important to note that not everyone who applies for a hardship license is granted one. Being approved for a hardship license depends a great deal on the individual circumstances and the details surrounding why your license was suspended, to begin with.
If your license is currently suspended and you would like assistance in trying to obtain a hardship license, contact our law office at (410) 484-0400 and schedule an appointment to speak with a member of our legal team who can advise you of your legal options. We look forward to working with you.