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Q: My son was convicted in VA 2nd DWI in 5 yrs - Susp period for license ends 4/9/18. Can he get his MD license back now?

He was md driver but both DWI's were in VA..none in MD. He met the VASAP requirements but will need to get the Northumberland office to send a release notice to the DMV or court..not sure. Court did not say he is required to have interlock system upon restoration of his driving privilege but DMV paperwork seems to say he does. He is doing good and just wants to get his license back so he can work and do good. Can you help us understand what he needs to do?

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: As soon as his privilege is reinstated in VA it should be reinstated in MD. If it is not, he can get proof of the reinstatement in VA and take it to the MD MVA. If he was convicted in VA of DUI, then MD may give notice of intent to suspend or revoke his MD license based on an out of state conviction that would be a conviction in MD had it been charged here. He must request a hearing in response to that notice if he gets it, and then retain a MD lawyer to appear with him in order to avoid or minimize any further penalties.

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