If you were caught driving on a suspended license in the state of Maryland, you stand to face stiff penalties. What charges and penalties are assigned are based on why the license was suspended to begin with.
The driver’s license was suspended due to failure to pay for a ticket or failure to appear in court on a minor traffic charge.
Up to 60 days in jail, up to a $500 fine and 3 points against the driver’s record
The driver’s license was suspended due to accumulating too many points over a specific period of time, non-compliance of child support, or was suspended automatically as the result of a DWI/DUI.
Up to 1 year incarceration, up to a $1,000 fine and 12 points against the driver’s record
For subsequent offenses, both the jail time and fines go up with each additional violation.
The most common reason that people are caught driving on a suspended license in Greenbelt, MD is that they were unaware that their license was, in fact, suspended. The prosecution must prove that the suspect either knew they had a suspended license, or they must prove that knowledge was inferred.
In many cases, the notification of license suspension never reached the suspect, often due to the MVA having an incorrect address for the suspect. The post office cannot forward these notices, so they must be returned to the MVA.
Contact a Qualified Maryland Traffic Lawyer Today
Being convicted of driving on a suspended license can have significant negative impacts on your daily living and your future. It is absolutely in your best interest to fight these charges with the help of an experienced Greenbelt traffic attorney.
Attorney Shauna Rhodes, principal attorney at Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, has extensive experience working with clients who have been charged with serious traffic violations, including driving on a suspended license. She has the skills and resources to aggressively defend you against these charges, and will work hard to have them eliminated or reduced.
Shauna will work tirelessly to evaluate all the evidence available in your case, bringing to light evidence that suggests that you should be acquitted of all charges. Her goal is to help minimize the impact that these charges will have on your life in every way possible.
Contact the Rhodes Law Firm, LLC today for a consultation to discuss the charges against you at (301) 332-4774.