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Understanding MVA Hearings

If you are facing a license suspension following a DUI/DWI charge in Maryland, you have the right to an administrative hearing with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to challenge this decision. The request for a hearing must be made within specific time frames to avoid automatic suspension. Sending a request within 10 days from the notice of suspension ensures that your driving privileges are maintained until the hearing date. If a request is made within 30 days but after the 10-day window, your suspension will begin on the 46th day post-traffic stop unless overturned at the hearing.

During the MVA hearing, several critical aspects are reviewed including the legality of the traffic stop and arrest, the administration and results of chemical tests, and the adherence to procedural rights. Our experienced attorneys at Ryan Law LLC specialize in navigating these hearings, ensuring that every aspect of your case is thoroughly prepared and effectively presented to challenge any potential license suspension.
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Critical Factors Considered During MVA Hearings

The MVA hearings focus on specific criteria to determine if the license suspension is justified. These include whether there was reasonable cause to believe the driver was under the influence, whether the driver refused to take a chemical test, and the circumstances surrounding any chemical tests conducted, including the driver’s BAC level at the time of the arrest.

  • Evaluating if the initial traffic stop was based on valid reasons.
  • Reviewing the procedure followed during BAC testing and the accuracy of the results.
  • Discussing the implications of refusing to take BAC tests and the warnings provided.
  • Whether BAC levels were at or above the legal limits of 0.08 or 0.15.

Defending Your Case at MVA Hearings

At Ryan Law LLC, our approach to defending clients at MVA hearings is comprehensive. We meticulously review the details of your case, from the reason for your traffic stop through the procedures followed during your BAC testing. Our defense strategies are tailored to assert your rights effectively and challenge any procedural mistakes or legal shortcomings that occurred during your arrest or BAC testing process.

Our legal team prepares rigorously for these hearings, often employing witnesses to testify on technical aspects related to BAC testing and its potential flaws. We aim to demonstrate that either the stop was unjustified, the testing was flawed, or that your procedural rights were compromised, all in an effort to maintain your driving privileges.

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Proven Experience in MVA Hearing Defense

Choosing Ryan Law LLC for your MVA hearing defense means opting for a law firm that is deeply knowledgeable about Maryland traffic law and experienced in administrative hearing processes. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing a strong, personalized defense to protect your driving privileges and minimize the impact of a DUI/DWI charge on your life.

We understand the stress and potential consequences of facing a license suspension and work diligently to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Our firm’s commitment to excellence and client-focused approach make us a trusted choice for handling sensitive and complex MVA hearings.

Act Now to Protect Your License

Facing a potential license suspension is a serious matter that requires immediate and effective legal action. If you have received a notice of suspension from the MVA, contact Ryan Law LLC without delay to schedule a consultation.

We are ready to help you prepare for and navigate your MVA hearing with the goal of safeguarding your driving privileges.Call us at 917-576-4324 or fill out our online form. Let our skilled attorneys take the lead in your MVA hearing defense, ensuring that your rights are vigorously defended.

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