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Motor Vehicle Administration Hearings

Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings are a part of Maryland Attorney Rene Sandler's regular practice. The sanctions at the MVA are serious and require the knowledge and skill of an experienced advocate to navigate through the complicated area of administrative and criminal/traffic laws.

In Maryland, the MVA is an independent agency that determines whether a driver will lose his or her driver's license or privilege after an alcohol related driving offense or other serious infraction on a person's driver's license. It is quite possible for a driver to have as many as two hearings before the MVA for a single drunk driving case.

The penalties in Maryland for taking a breath test after a DUI and the refusal to take a breath test are drastically different. The penalty in Maryland for submitting to the breath test and recording a test result of .08 but less than .15 is 45 days for a first offense and 90 days for a subsequent offense. In some cases, a person is eligible for a restricted driver’s license. The penalty in Maryland for a test result of .15 or more is 90 days for a first offense and 180 days for a subsequent offense, however a person is not eligible for a modification of his or her driver’s license.

The penalty in Maryland for refusing to take the breath test is a mandatory license suspension for 120 days for a first offense and one year for a subsequent offense. In some cases, instead of a license suspension a person may be allowed to drive if he or she installs and maintains an interlock device on their car for one year.

CALL MARYLAND ATTORNEY RENE SANDLER NOW FOR LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL OF YOUR MARYLAND MVA ISSUES. CONTACT HER NOW!

Washingtonian Top Lawyers
Rene Sandler was named to Washingtonian Magazine's Top Lawyers list for 2015.
Ms. Sandler is the only female criminal defense attorney selected from Montgomery County, Maryland. Ms. Sandler was previously named to Washingtonian Magazine's Top 30 Superstar Attorneys in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Super Lawyers
Rene Sandler named
as one of the Best Attorneys
in America
2015.

Super Lawyers
Rene Sandler was named to Maryland SuperLawyers Top 50 Women 2011-2017 and Top 100 Lawyers 2011-2017.

Super Lawyers
Published in Maryland Super Lawyers 2014 - January 2014

The Humanizer
Criminal defense attorney Rene Sandler has one job: defend
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Washingtonian Top Lawyers
Rene Sandler named to Washingtonian Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2014. Rene Sandler has consistently been named each year as a top criminal defense attorney in Washingtonian Magazine's list of the area's best lawyers.

Top 30 Best Lawyers
Rene Sandler named to Washingtonian Magazine's
TOP 30 BEST LAWYERS "SUPERSTARS" of the legal community.

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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney, Rene Sandler
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