Driver's License Suspensions in Maryland & DC
Yes, Bethesda and the Greater Washington, DC metro area are known for their
thorough and convenient public transportation options. That's small
comfort, however, if you are facing suspension of your driver's license.
Driver's license suspensions occur in response to several different
situations. The Department of Motor Vehicles or the police may suspend
your driver's license for a
drunk-driving offense, for
failure to pay child support, for failure to pay traffic tickets, and for other violations of the law.
Depending on the jurisdiction you are in, you may be eligible to apply
for a restricted driver's license — one that will allow you
to drive to work or to childcare.
As part of the criminal defense services we offer our clients,
The Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech handles the administrative hearing process necessary to appeal driver's
license suspensions and apply for a restricted driver's license.
Requesting a Hearing
In Maryland, you must request a license suspension hearing from the Motor
Vehicle Authority (MVA) within five days if you are a state resident,
or within 10 days if you have an out-of-state driver's license.
In DC the DMV requires that the DC driver’s license holder requests
a hearing within 10 days, while it requires the non-DC driver’s
license holder to make the request within 15 days after being arrested.
The DMV will notify you in writing about your opportunity for a hearing.
Our law firm is led by veteran trial lawyer
Lloyd A. Malech, who has practiced law in Maryland since 1994 and DC since 1996. We offer
our clients the benefits of access to experienced legal help, at reasonable
rates, from a lawyer who understands the DMV hearing procedures in both
Depending on the type of criminal charges you face, the administrative
license suspension hearing can give your defense lawyer an excellent opportunity
to begin to build a defense against the criminal charges.
If your driver's license has been suspended or revoked, contact The
Law Offices of Lloyd A. Malech for an immediate appointment. Call 301.913.9119
or 202.441.2107, or use our
online contact form.