You depend on your driver’s license to get where you need to go. When your license is suspended, you might find that you can’t go grocery shopping, get to work or run other errands. This is why some people fight so hard to keep their driving privileges.
Drunk driving charges in Maryland can lead to a suspended driver’s license. You can also lose your driving privileges in some cases, even if you aren’t driving drunk. Implied consent laws require that you consent to a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test when one is requested. If you don’t consent to the test, you can lose your license.
Other reasons why you can lose your driver’s license include failing to pay court fines or financial obligations that are court ordered. Reckless driving, having too many points on your license from traffic offenses and leaving the scene of an accident can all lead to you losing your driver’s license.
Typically, you will receive a mailed notice that your license is being suspended. If you are able to remedy the issue leading to the suspension, the steps you must take will be outlined in the correspondence. It will also include information about how to appeal the suspension. This can be a valuable step to take if you think the suspension isn’t warranted.
If you are facing a DUI, you probably know that you need to battle against the charges. You will also need to work on fighting the penalties that you face, which can include losing your driver’s license. Learning your options can help you to decide how you will handle each aspect of your case.
Source: FindLaw, “Suspended Driver’s License Basics,” accessed Feb. 24, 2017