Legal Question in DUI Law in Maryland

I live in maryland and got a dui in north carolina. will my license be suspended in maryland?

Asked on 9/07/09, 1:03 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Jason Cleckner Law Office of Jason Cleckner, LLC

You should probably ask this question of a NC lawyer, but in Maryland, the way it works if you have an out of state license is that they can suspend your license/privilege to drive in MD, but not in any other State. So theoretically your privilege to drive in NC would be suspended, but you could drive anywhere else, including MD.

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Answered on 9/12/09, 1:20 pm
William Welch William L. Welch, III Attorney

Maryland and North Carolina both participate in an agreement among several states to share motor vehicle violation information. Generally speaking, the agreement requires the member states to give an out of state violation the same effect as if it had happened in the "home" state. However, you can defend the charge in NC and seprately defend the MVA's administrative action in Maryland. While a DUI will trigger an administrative suspension, you may request either "no action" or a work only license instead of complete suspension by Maryland. Beware that there are deadlines.

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Answered on 9/12/09, 1:49 pm

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