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What is the Penalty for Driving on a Suspended License in Maryland?

The penalty for driving on a suspended license in Maryland is either a maximum $500.00 or $1,000.00 fine and 60 days, 1 year, or 2 years incarcerated or both depending on the charge.

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If you are charged with driving a suspended license in Maryland, contact the:

  • Baltimore County,
  • Harford County,
  • Howard County,
  • Baltimore City,
  • Anne Arundel, and
  • Maryland

Traffic ticket defense attorney, G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at 410-288-2900.  We have handled thousands of driving on a suspended Maryland driver’s license and out of state driver’s license cases, let our experience go to work for you in the Courtroom.  We are available 24/7 and offer a free consultation for all case.  Call us now and get the answers and representation you deserve for your driving ticket(s).

What is Driving On a Suspended License in Maryland?

Maryland Transportation Statute §16-303 provides the crime of Driving without a license in Maryland and states:

§ 16-303. Driving while privilege is canceled, suspended, refused, or revoked

(a) Refused licenses. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license or privilege to drive is refused in this State or any other state.

(b) Canceled licenses. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license or privilege to drive is canceled in this State.

(c) Suspended licenses generally. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license or privilege to drive is suspended in this State.

(d) Revoked licenses. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license or privilege to drive is revoked in this State.

(e) Licenses canceled by other states. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license issued by any other state is canceled.

(f) Licenses suspended by other states. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license issued by any other state is suspended.

(g) Licenses revoked by other states. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license issued by any other state is revoked.

(h) Licenses suspended under certain provisions of article. — A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license or privilege to drive is suspended under § 17-106, § 26-204, § 26-206, or § 27-103 of this article.

(i) License suspended by another state for failure to appear or pay fine.

(1) This subsection applies only to a person whose license or privilege to drive is suspended under the traffic laws or regulations of another state for:

(i) Failure to comply with a notice to appear in a court of that state contained in a traffic citation issued to the person; or

(ii) Failure to pay a fine for a violation of any traffic laws or regulations of that state.

(2) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person’s license or privilege to drive is suspended under the traffic laws or regulations of any other state as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.

(j) Assessment of points.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, any individual who violates a provision of this section shall be assessed the points as provided for in § 16-402(a)(31) of this title.

(2) Any individual who violates a provision of subsection (h) or subsection (i) of this section shall be assessed the points as provided for in § 16-402(a)(12) of this title.

Section 27-101 provides the penalty for driving on a suspended license in Maryland:

§ 27-101. Penalties for misdemeanor 

(a) Violation of vehicle laws a misdemeanor. — It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate any of the provisions of the Maryland Vehicle Law unless the violation:

(1) Is declared to be a felony by the Maryland Vehicle Law or by any other law of this State; or

(2) Is punishable by a civil penalty under the applicable provision of the Maryland Vehicle Law.

(c) Penalties — $500 and 2 months. — Any person who is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of the following sections of this article is subject to a fine of not more than $ 500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both:

(13) §16-303(h) (“Licenses suspended under certain provisions of Code”);

(14) §16-303(i) (“Licenses suspended under certain provisions of the traffic laws or regulations of another state”);

(h) Penalties — $1,000 and 1 year; $1,000 and 2 years.

Any person who is convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of §16-113(k) of this article (“Ignition Interlock System Program participant driving vehicle without ignition interlock”), § 16-303(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), or (g) of this article (“Driving while license is canceled, suspended, refused, or revoked”), § 17-107 of this article (“Prohibitions”), or § 17-110 of this article (“Providing false evidence of required security”) is subject to:

(1) For a first offense, a fine of not more than $ 1,000, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both; and

(2) For any subsequent offense, a fine of not more than $ 1,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both.

Maryland Suspended License Attorney

If you have been charged with driving on a suspended license in Maryland, contact our office at 410-288-2900 immediately.

Speak with Attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., and he can answer all of your Maryland traffic ticket questions.

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