Getting a DUI does not have to mean the end of your driving privileges. In fact, with good behavior and adherence to court requirements, you can have your driving privileges reinstated in Maryland and make your DUI a thing of the past.
One option you may have is the state’s Ignition Interlock Program. Designed to incentivize and educate people charged with DUI, you may have the chance to maintain your driving privileges.
Keeping your spot
With the installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, you must provide a clean BAC test before your vehicle becomes operational. According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Administration, if approved to join the state’s Ignition Interlock Program, you must abide by all of the requirements to maintain your spot.
Violations include the following:
- Destroying or manipulating the device in your vehicle
- Failure to appear for court-required visits to monitor your sobriety
- Getting another DUI or having your license suspended
- Delinquent payment of fees or costs associated with your participation
- Failure to obtain a restricted license in conjunction with your interlock device
Planning your future
Your commitment to abiding by the requirements for successful completion of the Ignition Interlock Program can expedite your effort to have your license privileges fully reinstated. Good behavior enables you to focus your attention on setting and accomplishing goals to help you plan for your future.
Your active and model participation can also be a good example for your friends or other family members who may have struggled with similar problems. With satisfactory performance, you can regain full driving privileges and your independence.