I received a DWI/DUI yesterday in Maryland yesterday. I moved to Maryland a few months ago. I had only a North Carolina ID card on me when I was pulled over. I have an old Maryland license that is expired/eligible from when I lived in Maryland prior to moving to NC. I read online that you have 45 days to request a hearing to keep your MD license. Do I need to do this if the DWI/DUI wasn't applied against my expired MD license. All the paperwork shows my NC ID information. I would like to go renew my MD license and don't know if that will affect anything.
Most states are part of the interstate Driver License Agreement which is a compact between the driver licensing agencies of various states. This means that the DWI/DUI will be reported to North Carolina and will still show up against you here in Maryland...and you could face penalties imposed by both states if you are still driving under a NC drivers' license. Your best bet would be to consult a DWI/DUI attorney.
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I think you need to hire an attorney asap. I believe this will impact your ability to get a license to drive in Maryland. The MVA statute is quite complicated and convaluted. Of course, you can just walk into the MVA and see what happens.
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You need to consult with a Maryland attorney immediately. You have a very short timeframe to request a hearing or your license will be suspended for at least 45 days in Maryland, maybe more depending on the facts. The time lime is not 45 days, but is shorter.
Consult with an attorney to handle the MVA matter and to defend the DUI charge which carries a year in jail, $1,000 fine, and 12 points as maximum penalties. The courts take these charges very seriously.
Yes, a suspension of your Maryland license will prevent you from renewing your license.
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First, you need to address the MVA issues re your temporary license within 10 days, depending on your options. You should consider meeting with an attorney right away to discuss the entire matter. Time is of the essence. I, like many of us, offer a free consultation. Call anytime. Thanks
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You have several issues regarding your driver's license. There is not enough information provided to give an answer, and frankly, you do not want to provide detailed information on a public forum. You need to consult with an experienced DUI attorney. One answer is that you have 30 days to request a hearing, not 45. In addition, you should request the hearing within 10 days. Once again, speak with an attorney ASAP
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YES! If you don't, your privilege to drive in Maryland will be suspended.
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