Practice Areas: MVA Hearings
Being faced with the suspension or revocation of your driver's license is a very serious matter. In today's world, the practical consequences of not having a license range from an inconvenience to dire economic consequences, such as losing a job due to not being able to drive in your employment or not being able to get to your job. Since having a license is a quasi-property right, you generally have the right to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, who is an independent Judge of the Office of Administrative Hearings, and not an employee of the MVA. Legal concepts and terms you would likely need to know include the substantive elements of the law relating to the reason for the suspension or revocation, the procedural steps involved with defending against the suspension or revocation, what facts the MVA must show for a person to be subject to a suspension or revocation, the burden of proof on the MVA at the hearing, and what the Judge may consider in mitigation of the consequences sought by the MVA. How these legal concepts interrelate to each other is also important.
It can be quite confusing and complicated. Do you know the law? Do you know how the law applies to the facts of your case? Do you know the rules of evidence? Do you know what the MVA must prove and how? Shouldn't you find out? Shouldn't you have someone who knows the law to protect your rights and interests as the person holding a driver's license? Only an attorney can do so for you.
Since 1986, Donald J. Arnold has been successfully representing individuals at MVA Hearings. Mr Arnold is authorized to practice law in all state and federal trial and appeals courts covering Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Law School, with honors, 1986, and was admitted to the Maryland Bar that same year, having passed the Bar Exam on the first attempt. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in 1987, the U.S. Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit) in 1991, and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993.
For more information or an appointment call (410) 838-2542 or toll free outside Harford County with 1-888-808-0449. Mr Arnold prefers initial potential client contact to be by telephone or appointment in person, with use of e-mail being reserved for existing clients after an appropriate attorney-client relationship has been formally established.
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