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License Revocation & Suspension

Baltimore License Suspension & Revocation Attorney

Protecting Your Right to Drive Freely in MD

At Riley Legal, we know that driving privileges are more than an everyday convenience—they’re also an important part of protecting your freedom. If you’re facing a suspended or revoked driver’s license in Baltimore, seeking sound counsel is crucial to avoid harsh consequences. Fortunately, our experienced attorney has over 10 years of experience defending against a variety of traffic violations. 

Our firm can help you contest your citation by fighting tirelessly to dismiss the charges against you. Our traffic violations lawyer has represented hundreds of drivers at driver’s license suspension and revocation hearings and has an in-depth understanding of state traffic laws to zealously protect your rights. If your driving privileges are on the line, look no further than Riley Legal to safeguard your right to drive freely. 

Facing license suspension or revocation? We have extensive knowledge of traffic laws to fight for a favorable outcome in your case. Call (771) 220-7271 to schedule a free consultation.

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License Suspension vs. Revocation: What’s the Difference? 

Understanding the difference between driver's license suspension and revocation is crucial to navigating traffic violation proceedings effectively and obtaining a favorable outcome. Consider the following overview of license suspension vs. revocation: 

  • License suspension is a temporary withdrawal of your driving privileges. During the suspension period, you cannot legally drive, but after the suspension period ends and the required conditions are met (such as completing a driver improvement program or paying fines), your license can be reinstated. 
  • License revocation is a more severe penalty than license suspension. It means your driver's license is completely terminated. To regain driving privileges after a revocation, you must reapply for a new license, which may involve retaking the driving tests. Both penalties are serious and can significantly impact your ability to drive freely, making it crucial to seek sound counsel from a qualified attorney as soon as possible to avoid serious consequences.

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Common Causes of License Suspension & Revocation

License suspension can occur for various reasons. Courts generally impose license suspension when a driver exercises a disregard for traffic laws and the safety of others, prompting the state to temporarily withdraw driving privileges to mitigate risk and encourage responsible driving behavior. Generally, penalties like driver’s license suspension or revocation reflect the severity and nature of the traffic infractions. 

Which traffic offenses can result in driver’s license suspension or revocation in Maryland? Common causes include: 

Failure to Appear

If you receive a citation for a traffic violation and fail to appear in court on the designated date, your driver's license may be suspended. To resolve the suspension, you must appear in court and pay any fines or fees. Ensuring you arrive on time to address the court on the date of your hearing is important to prevent further complications and retain your driving privileges. 

Failure to Pay Fines

Non-payment of fines for traffic violations and other court-imposed penalties can result in driver's license suspension. The state uses this measure to ensure financial penalties are taken seriously and paid in a timely manner. To lift the suspension, drivers must settle all outstanding fines and may need to pay a reinstatement fee. A qualified license suspension defense lawyer can help you meet these obligations promptly to avoid escalation.


Maryland operates on a points system, where drivers accumulate points on their license for traffic violations. Accumulating a certain number of points within a specific timeframe can lead to license suspension. The amount of points required for suspension and the duration of the suspension can vary based on the severity and quantity of the offenses. 

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense that can lead to immediate license suspension. The severity of the suspension can vary depending on the circumstances of the DUI, such as the driver’s blood alcohol content and any prior DUI convictions. Drivers may also face criminal charges, fines, and mandatory participation in substance abuse treatment programs, making it imperative to secure a robust defense as soon as possible to avoid license suspension and other harsh penalties. 

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving is a broad category that encompasses various traffic violations, such as speeding, aggressive driving, and drag racing. If convicted of reckless driving, your license may be suspended for six months or longer, depending on the severity of the offense. A skilled license suspension attorney can help challenge the charges against you and protect your right to drive freely.

Fighting a Suspended or Revoked License in MD

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