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Maryland Public Interest/Government and Administrative Law Attorneys

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Maryland Public Interest/Government and Administrative Law Attorneys

Kim & Grillo Law serves the public’s interest in several capacities. Whether you wish to initiate a case against a government agency, or you received an “official” letter from a government agency both are disconcerting and alarming.

We offer individualized legal services to clients, as well as work on legal reformation. We work with charitable organizations, pro-education groups, wronged citizens and political campaigns and elected officials.

In 1990 Maryland established the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).  Maryland is now one of twenty-seven States to establish a centralized panel of judges for the purpose of administrative adjudication. Maryland’s OAH handles cases originating from a larger variety of State agencies.

The OAH holds hearings in 500 different case types for over 30 State agencies, including:

  • Maryland State Department of Agriculture
  • Maryland State Department of Budget and Management State
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • Maryland State Department of Human Services
  • Maryland State Department of Health
  • Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
  • Maryland State Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
  • Maryland State Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Maryland State Department of the Environment
  • Maryland State Insurance Administration
  • Maryland State Department of Transportation
  • Maryland State Police
  • Maryland State Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland State Retirement and Pension System
  • Office of the Maryland Attorney General

No one should have to face the power of the government without the benefit of an experienced attorney on their side. The lawyers at Kim & Grillo Law aggressively pursue your cause and best interests.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Driver’s License Administrative Hearings

If you have been charged with a DWI/DUI or other serious traffic offense, not only do you face possible criminal liability, but your driver’s license can also be suspended and/or revoked as a result. You will need to attend an MVA Administrative Hearing.  Even if you are later found not guilty of the DWI/DUI or other serious traffic offense, you can still face consequences. An experienced defense attorney can help you avoid driver’s license suspension or revocation.

The State of Maryland MVA is more than just long lines and wait times. It is a bureaucratic organization with strict rules and regulations. The individuals who preside over your case at an administrative hearing have very little patience and discretion when making decisions related to your driver’s license. Therefore, it is vital to have an attorney who understands the ins and outs of the bureaucracy involved at these hearings and can put forth the best defense on your behalf. There are a number of reasons why an individual arrested for a DWI/DUI or other serious traffic offense should still be able to keep his/her driver’s license, such as: technical discrepancies by the arresting officer during the traffic stop, hardship or necessity for work licenses. That is why it is imperative you know and understand your rights when it comes to such administrative hearings.

Losing your driving privileges for any reason can have a detrimental impact on your quality of life and those who depend on you. If you have received notice that the MVA is initiating an action against your driver’s license, you often will have a limited time in which to respond. If you fail to make a timely request, you may lose your right to have a hearing.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI/DWI or other serious driving offense and your attendance at an MVA Administrative Hearing is required, then you may be facing the possibility of losing your driver’s license. Please, contact Kim & Grillo Law to assist you with this process.