suspended license in marylandHave you been charged with driving with a suspended license in Maryland?  Driving with a suspended license in Maryland is considered a serious offense and is a “must appear offense in Maryland.  Must appear means you have to appear in Court.  It is not a ticket that you can pay by mail or at the Courthouse.  You must appear for your trial date before the Judge.

There are three types of tickets a police officer may issue if you are caught driving on a suspended license in Maryland:

  1. Driving while privilege is suspended generally (16-303(c);
  2. Driving while privilege is suspended by other state (16-303(e)); and
  3. Driving while privilege is suspended under certain provisions of article (16-303(h).

Suspended License in Maryland – Penalties

If you are convicted of driving while privilege is suspended generally (16-303(c)) then you could face a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine.

If you are convicted of driving while privilege is suspended by other state (16-303(e)) then you could face a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and/or a $1,000.00 fine.

If you are convicted of driving while privilege is suspended under certain provisions of article (16-303(h)) then you could face a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a $500.00 fine.

Suspended License in Maryland – MVA Points

If you received a “guilty” for a driving while privilege is suspended in Maryland, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will assess points to your driving record.

If you receive a Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) then the MVA will not assess points to your driving record.

The following list provides the points that will be assessed to your driving record if you are found guilty:

  • 16-303(c) – 12 points
  • 16-303(e) – 12 points
  • 16-303(h) – 3 points

Suspended License in Maryland – What should I do?

As soon after you are stopped and ticketed for driving with a suspended license in Maryland, you want to resolve the underlying issue that caused the suspension. There are numerous reasons your license may be suspended in Maryland or another State.

If you failed to pay a ticket, go to the closest District Court in Maryland and pay the outstanding ticket(s).

If you failed to pay child support, make sure you pay any outstanding child support payments as soon as possible.

Suspended License in Maryland – Attorneys

If you’ve been charged with driving on a suspended license in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900.  The attorneys at RiceLawMd.com will discuss your case and possible defenses.  They have represented thousands of clients in Maryland that have been charged with driving on suspended license in Maryland.