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Cameran A. Bahrami
301-762-0303


Cameran A. Bahrami was born and raised in the DC area and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

 

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In the state of Maryland is it an incarcerable crime to drive on a suspended or revoked license. That means jailtime!

What’s more, even if you manage to avoid prison, a conviction for driving on a suspended or revoked license in Maryland can lead to the loss of driving privileges, hefty fines, and the possibility of significant hikes in your insurance premiums.

If you receive a citation for driving on a suspended or revoked license, don’t panic! The charge is a serious offense and it is strongly suggested that you retain legal representation to defend yourself, but in the meantime there are a few simple things you can do to help yourself out as you prepare for the trial with your attorney.

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First, it is strongly recommended that you secure proper legal representation to defend yourself against the charge; traffic court can be a disorienting and labyrinthine experience for someone required to defend against a charge more serious than the usual speeding or parking tickets. After you have secured representation, and as you prepare for your court date, there are two things you should do to help your case:

  • Hold onto all your paperwork and records. Save EVERYTHING! This comes first because, interestingly enough, it’s one of the biggest mistakes that defendants and potential clients make: save every piece of paper related to your charge! Your lawyer is going to need documentation in order to make his case at court: a copy of the police officer’s citation, records of receipts and/or billing statements for paid speeding & parking tickets, proof of attendance at a driver improvement course, a copy of your driving record, etc.

  • Go to your local office of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and pull a copy of your driving record. It will cost you a small amount (a nominal fee in the range of $10 to $15), but it’s well worth it because at trial your driving record will be examined very carefully and weighed heavily by the judge in rendering his verdict. You need to know what’s on it.

  • Put your driver’s license in good standing if at all possible. You’ve been charged with a serious offense and if convicted if will have major repercussions on your driving record — but, technically speaking, the court doesn’t know that yet! If your license was suspended for failure to pay a court fine, PAY IT. If you failed to complete a driver improvement course, go finish it. Was your license suspended because of outstanding speeding or parking tickets? Pay them off! Then go to the MVA with evidence of these things and ask for the suspension to be lifted. It will benefit your case immeasurably, from a legal perspective, if you can show up on the day of your trial with a driver’s license that is no longer in suspension or revocation, even if it was suspended or revoked when you were cited for the offense.


Getting charged with driving under a suspended or revoked license can be a scary experience — the penalties are significant, and a loss of the privilege of driving is intimidating (after all, the presumable reason someone gets cited for these charges in the first place is because it’s so necessary to be able to drive as a part of everyday life). But if you take the proper steps and secure experienced representation, a charge like this can either be beaten in court, or bargained down to a much less severe penalty.

We here at the Law Offices of Cameran A. Bahrami have experience and expertise in handling these cases, as well as others related to DUI/DWI and automobile injuries. If you have had your license suspended or revoked, we can assist you in navigating the minefield of Maryland’s court system. We serve the entire state, including Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Hartford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.

For more information, call us at (301) 762-0303.

Good luck.