CONVICTIONS OF DUI/DWI & ACCUMULATION OF POINTS
If you are found guilty of a DUI/DWI offense, these convictions are reported to the MVA and recorded on your Maryland driving record. Those convictions, as well as other moving traffic violations, result in a points assessment: 8 points for DWI and 12 points for DUI. An accumulation of 8 points subjects your license to a period of suspension, and an accumulation of 12 points could result in the revocation of your license. Upon receipt of a notice of these proposed actions against your privilege in Maryland, you will have 15 days to contest the action and request an administrative hearing or accept their offer to participate in the Ignition Interlock Program.
The MVA may also require participation in the Ignition Interlock Program as a condition of continuing your driving privileges after receiving a DUI/DWI conviction. Durations for this requirement range from 6 to 24 months. If you are under the age of 21 and receive a conviction of DUI/DWI, the MVA can impose an Ignition Interlock restriction on your driving privileges for up to 3 years.
You are ineligible for any modification of a proposed suspension or revocation unless a hearing is requested or you accept the Ignition Interlock offer within the 15 day time period!