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§ 16-303. Actions prohibited while license or privilege to drive is refused, suspended, or revo...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 16. Vehicle Laws--Drivers' Licenses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Violation of License Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-303
§ 16-303. Actions prohibited while license or privilege to drive is refused, suspended, or revoked
Driving while license or privilege to drive refused
(a) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is refused in this State or any other state.
Driving while license or privilege to drive canceled
(b) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is canceled in this State.
Driving while license or privilege to drive suspended
(c) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is suspended in this State.
Driving while license or privilege to drive revoked
(d) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is revoked in this State.
Driving while license issued by other state is canceled
(e) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license issued by any other state is canceled.
Driving while license issued by other state is suspended
(f) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license issued by any other state is suspended.
Driving while license issued by other state is revoked
(g) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license issued by any other state is revoked.
Driving while license or privilege to drive is suspended under §§ 17-106, 26-204, 26-206, or 27-103
(h) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is suspended under § 16-203, § 16-206(a)(2) for failure to attend a driver improvement program, § 17-106, § 26-204, § 26-206, or § 27-103 of this article.
Driving while license or privilege to drive is suspended under traffic laws or regulations of other state
(i)(1) This subsection applies only to a person whose license or privilege to drive is suspended under the traffic laws or regulations of another state for:
(i) Failure to comply with a notice to appear in a court of that state contained in a traffic citation issued to the person; or
(ii) Failure to pay a fine for a violation of any traffic laws or regulations of that state.
(2) A person may not drive a motor vehicle on any highway or on any property specified in § 21-101.1 of this article while the person's license or privilege to drive is suspended under the traffic laws or regulations of any other state as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection.
Points assessed for violation of this section
(j)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, any individual who violates a provision of this section shall be assessed the points as provided for in § 16-402(a)(35) of this title.
(2) Any individual who violates a provision of subsection (h) or (i) of this section shall be assessed the points as provided for in § 16-402(a)(14) of this title.
Fines and penalties
(k)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to:
(i) For a first offense, imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both; and
(ii) For a second or subsequent offense committed within 3 years of the prior conviction, imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.
(2)(i) A person charged with a violation of subsection (h) or (i) of this section:
1. Must appear in court; and
2. May not prepay the fine.
(ii) A person convicted of a violation of subsection (h) or (i) of this section is subject to a fine not exceeding $500.

Credits

Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1977, c. 307; Acts 1978, c. 34; Acts 1981, c. 750; Acts 1986, c. 472, § 1; Acts 1986, c. 806; Acts 1987, c. 11, § 1; Acts 1987, c. 212; Acts 1990, c. 374, § 1; Acts 1995, c. 3, §§ 1, 22, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 1997, c. 14, § 20, eff. April 8, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 261, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, c. 401, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1999; Acts 2000, c. 61, § 1, eff. April 25, 2000; Acts 2001, c. 29, § 5, eff. April 10, 2001; Acts 2009, c. 60, § 5, eff. April 14, 2009; Acts 2014, c. 45, § 5; Acts 2017, c. 55, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 488, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2018, c. 12, § 1, eff. April 5, 2018; Acts 2020, c. 628, § 5; Acts 2021, c. 612, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 613, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 620, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 6-303.
MD Code, Transportation, § 16-303, MD TRANS § 16-303
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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