My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: Maryland
Hello, to be as brief and concise as possible, I was charged with possession of marijuana but will be entering a first offender program. Since I was charged in Virginia, my driving privileges, by VA state law, are suspended in Virginia for 6 months.
My question is with regards to my Maryland license. Maryland is my home state. After much research, and having one lawyer tell me that nothing would happen to my Maryland license and another tell me that Maryland would be informed but may or may not suspend my license, I'm confused what is correct. Does the MD MVA (DMV) get informed of my suspension in Virginia based on my first offender status? Or is this something that would go into a database but would not be acted upon unless I tried to renew my license? Either way, the bottom line is, can I drive in Maryland without issue?
An extension to my main question above: Will the MD MVA inform me if I'm suspended in Maryland as well? Can I assume it's okay to drive unless I hear otherwise from them? I don't know how they typically handle this situation -- one lawyer seemed to feel that my driving privileges in MD would remain unaffected. If MD does do anything, is there typically a delay time, especially with the holiday season coming up (this is a big question I have especially if it's okay to drive until told otherwise by the MD MVA).
Many thanks for all the helpful input you can provide. I know that you do the crime, you do the time, and I realize that I will have to pay the consequences for my action (possessing marijuana) -- however I want to know whether I can drive in my home state upon returning with a suspended license in VA.