If you've been charged with DUI, you'll likely have your license suspended. License suspension limits your ability to get to your job, school, or doctor's appointments. Thankfully, in Maryland a judge can allow DUI suspects to carry a hardship license, or a restricted license. Drivers with suspended licenses may be able to obtain a restricted driving credential, which can be used for specific driving purposes—such as traveling to and from work or school.
Drivers whose physical health does not allow them to operate a vehicle with an unrestricted credential may also be able to receive a hardship license.
Applying for a Hardship License
To become eligible to reinstate driving license in Maryland, drivers must apply for a restricted driver’s license through the MD DMV. The process may be different depending on the type of restriction that was imposed.
When applying for a restricted license, you'll complete these steps:
- Submit an application form
- Present evidence and documents to your hardship
- Supply documents needed—such as employment verification
- Pay the application fee
Contact a DUI Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a DUI, it is vital to contact a Prince George's County DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. A driver only has 15 days to schedule an administrative hearing after the notice of a license suspension or revocation. A DUI offense can have multiple penalties aside from license suspension. Our DUI defense attorneys can help you receive a hardship driver’s license to help you live your life while you await trial, as well as defending your future from the charges.
We are available 24/7, so call our offices today to get started: (301) 842-8584!