Have you been pulled over and ticketed or arrested for driving on a suspended license in Maryland when you know you are not and should not be suspended? Did you get an interlock on your car in order to preserve and protect your license only to have deputy officer pull you over and tell you that your license is suspended anyway? Well, you are not alone! The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration is screwing up and the worst part, they don’t give a damn!
We have a number of clients that have dutifully installed the interlock on their car as required by law to preserve their driving privilege only to be wrongfully, negligently and maliciously pulled over by the cops and in some cases actually arrested and incarcerated- wrongfully. When we contacted the MVA to find out what their problem is we were told “sorry” the branches of the MVA just aren’t talking to each other. That is almost funny when you consider that cop cars have cameras on their trunks to scan all passing motorists which instantly communicate with the MVA to see who is suspended or wanted, etc. So they can use high technology to accomplish their desired mission in seconds; but when it comes to something as simple as common decency and protecting the innocent, the MVA cannot seem to accomplish this simple task.
We do not feel the MVA answer or their effort is adequate. The negligent failure of the MVA “branches” to talk to each other should not and will not be the problem of Maryland’s motoring public. For the majority of Marylanders a driver’s license and one’s freedom is of paramount importance. Taking either one negligently and recklessly with complete disregard for the law is not only a disgrace it is actionable. We will move to protect our clients and the citizens of Maryland that find themselves in this unenviable situation.