Annapolis MVA Hearing Attorneys

If you are charged with driving under the influence or driving while impaired, it is important to understand that the criminal court proceedings are separate from the suspension of your driver's license by the Maryland MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration). It is possible to be convicted of DUI but retain your driving privileges. The converse is also true — your license can be suspended even if your criminal case results in acquittal or dismissal.

Challenging Your DUI License Suspension In A Motor Vehicle Administration Or DMV Hearing

The DUI defense attorneys of Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, provide formidable representation on both fronts to avoid MVA administration sanctions. We will fight your DUI license suspension or advocate for a restricted license or interlock device that allows you to keep driving. Even if you supposedly failed the Breathalyzer test, there may be serious flaws in the prosecution's case.

Act Today To Request An MVA Hearing
You must contact the MVA within 10 days of your DUI/DWI arrest to request a hearing. If you miss this deadline, your license will be automatically suspended for up to six months. We handle DUI cases in Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County and throughout Maryland. Contact us today for a free consultation.

DUI Defense Lawyers For Maryland MVA Hearings

If you request a Motor Vehicle Administration hearing ("MVA hearing") within the 10-day window, you can continue driving until your hearing (typically eight to 10 weeks). Our lawyers will use that time to exam the evidence against you and prepare arguments on your behalf. There may be valid defenses in the traffic stop, the field sobriety test, the breath or blood sample, or even the paperwork errors that result in dismissal of your case.

Despite our efforts, the MVA administrative law judge may suspend your license. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) was less than .15 on a first offense, you may qualify for a restricted license to drive to work, school and medical appointments.

If your BAC was .15 or greater or if you have prior DUI convictions, you may be allowed to drive if you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle at your expense. If you refused the breath test, you may not qualify for restricted privileges or ignition interlock.

Don't Give Up Your License Without A Fight

Find out where you stand and how we can help. Call Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, toll free at 888.268.5515 or contact our attorneys online. We offer a free consultation, and you can reach us day or night. We serve clients in Annapolis, Baltimore, and surrounding Maryland, including Naval Academy personnel.

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