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What to Expect During an MVA Hearing

With the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road each day, there may come a time when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident.

If it’s believed that you are at fault and charged with a DUI, you could be facing a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearing to decide the fate of your driver’s license. If this has happened, seek a lawyer in Westminster, MD, to defend you. Our team at McFadden Law Offices has a great deal of experience in this area and is ready to stand by you.

Here’s a bit of what you should expect during these hearings that are held by the Department of Transportation’s MVA to determine the status of your license. One of our lawyers will look closely at the process and may attempt to have the issue dismissed on the grounds of flawed paperwork, for example, or some other deficiency.

The hearings are often short and straightforward. If you are requesting a modified license for work, it could take around 20 minutes. Challenging a suspension will take longer.

Hearing outcomes can range from a restricted license that allows you to drive for work, having an interlock system installed in their car for a year to suspension. Having a lawyer represent you will go a long way toward a favorable outcome for you.