When you are convicted for a DUI or DWI, one of the penalties that you are likely to face is the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. In order to gain back your ability to drive there will be certain stipulations. This will often be a time limit and once the time has passed you can begin seeking the reinstatement of your driver’s license. You will need to apply with the MVA and you will also be required to take the vision test, knowledge test and road test again.

Another requirement that you will need to meet is showing that you have successfully completed Maryland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program. A fee of $45 or $75 will also need to be paid for the reinstatement. An SR-22 will also need to be filed to show financial responsibility for three years from the time that our license was suspended or revoked. You may gain back your ability to drive but if you have been convicted then you may be ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed. This will assess if there is alcohol on your breath before you are able to start the car.

Losing your ability to drive is a challenging thing to face. It can leave you reliant on friends and family to take you to where you need to go. You may be unable to get to your job or to necessary appointments. The penalties of a convictions can be far more damaging than just taking your license. It can put a strain on your relationships, career and your quality of living. There are options to seek limited driving privileges if you license has been suspended. If you have been charged you may also still be able to fight losing your license. Contact my office for the guidance of a Baltimore criminal defense lawyer.