I got a DUI, blew higher than .15 in MD but live in WV one lawyer is advising me to switch my license to MD because they wont put interlock system (blow and go) in my car since im a WV license holder, is this correct?
Ask your lawyer. He'll give you the reasoning for the advice. We'd only be speculating.
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I agree that you should speak with your lawyer, but Maryland will suspend your privilege to drive in Maryland or your license if you get one in Maryland on the 46th day after the citation unless you request an administrative hearing or the ignition interlock within a very short timeframe. You would need to speak with a West Virginia attorney to ascertain the consequences there.
You can only get a license in the State where you live anyway. If you live in West Virginia, you should not be able to get a Maryland license.
Your attorney is the best person to answer your questions.
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