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Suspended License Ticket in Maryland, Should You Hire An Attorney for Driving On Suspended License in Baltimore, MD?

Driving On Suspended Driver’s License in Baltimore, Maryland?

You may or not know it, but your driver’s license or privilege to drive in Maryland or another state may be suspended, canceled, refused, or revoked.  If you are stopped by a police officer in Maryland and your license in Maryland or another state of suspended, revoked, or canceled, you could be facing arrest and charges that can carry up to 1 year in jail.

Should I hire an attorney for a Driving on Suspended License in Maryland?

Yes, you should hire a lawyer for all traffic citations in Maryland, in particular any violation of Maryland Transportation Article 16-303.  Contact a driving on suspended Maryland license attorneys with the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900.

What are the different sections of Maryland Transportation Article 16-303?

There are 7 sections to TA 16-303:

16-303(a) – Driving on a Refused License
16-303(b) – Driving on a Canceled License
16-303(c) – Driving on a Suspended License Generally
16-303(d) – Driving on a Revoked License
16-303(e) – Driving on a License canceled by other states
16-303(f) – Driving on a License suspended by other states
16-303(g) – Driving on a License revoked by other states
16-303(h) – Driving on a License suspended under certain provisions of the transportation article
16-303(i) – Driving on a License suspended by other state under certain provision of the transportation article

What is the Penalty, if convicted, for Driving on a Refused, Canceled, Revoked, or Suspended License in Maryland?

If you are found guilty of violating any section of TA 16-303, you could be eligible for a Probation Before Judgment (PBJ), or depending on your record or the facts of the case, you could receive a guilty finding.  If you receive a PBJ in your case, you do not receive any MVA points in Maryland.  That is beneficial because your insurance company will not find out about the conviction and more likely than not your insurance rates will not increase.

If you are found guilty:

Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (a): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (b): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (c): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (d): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (e): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (f): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (g): Maximum of $1,000 fine and 1 year incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (h): Maximum of $500 fine and 60 days incarcerated.
Maximum Penalty for violation of 16-303 (i): Maximum of $500 fine and 60 days incarcerated

What happens if I receive MVA Points in Maryland?

After you are convicted of a vehicle-related law violation in Maryland, the Maryland District Court notifies the MVA of the conviction. The MVA then applies the appropriate points to your driver record. Other actions taken by the MVA in response to this notification depend upon the total number of points that you have accumulated during the two-year period prior to the violation:

  • 3 to 4 points – The MVA will send you a warning letter.
  • 5 to 7 points – The MVA will require you to enroll in a Driver Improvement Program (DIP).
  • 8 to 11 points – The MVA will send you a notice of suspension.
  • 12 or more points – The MVA will send you a notice of revocation.

Can a Lawyer Beat a Driving on Suspended, Driving on Refused, Driving on Canceled, or Driving on Revoked License Case?

Each case is different and we won’t know until we research your case, review the statement of charges, and speak with witnesses, police officer, and State’s Attorney.  We do look to a number of cases that have provided defenses to these types of charges, including:

McCallum v. State
Rice v. State
Jones v. State
State v. Sullivan
Dukes v. State

Which Lawyer Should I hire to handle my Driving on Suspended, Revoked, Canceled, or Refused License Case in Baltimore County, Harford County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Baltimore City, and all of Maryland?

Contact the:

Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC
6914 Holabird Avenue, Suite A
Baltimore, Maryland 21222-1747
Office: 410-288-2900
Fax: 410-288-2988
Email: RiceLawMD@gmail.com

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