DUI & DWI Crimes

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Randolph Rice Baltimore DUI Attorney

Have you been charged with Driving under the influence or Driving while intoxicated and you need a Baltimore DUI & DWI lawyer? A DUI or DWI conviction can appear to be devastating, but there is hope that we can protect your license and freedom. Call the office today at 410.288.2900 to schedule a free consultation.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Impaired (DWI) are serious offenses in the state of Maryland. There has been a national push by organizations to reduce the number of people that drive while under the influence or impaired by alcohol, drugs, or controlled dangerous substances.

The information below outlines the DUI and DWI offenses in the state of Maryland which our contained in the Maryland Vehicle Law section §21-902. If you’ve been charge with a DUI (21-902(a)) or DWI (21-902(b)) in Maryland, you need to contact an experienced and aggressive Driving under the influence lawyer or, Driving while intoxicated defense attorney.  Attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., (office 410-288-2900) has helped thousands of clients navigate the Courts and MVA hearings in regards to their DUI and DWI arrest.

Whether it is your first DUI/DWI or you’re facing a second, third, or forth, you need a drunk driving lawyer that is in Court everyday representing client charged with driving under the influence or driving while impaired.  Contact the office 24/7 at 410-288-2900. We have our own breath test equipment and we can meet you at the police precinct or barracks to advise you on the best course of action after your DUI or DWI arrest.

Drunk Driving Crimes in Maryland

DUI DWI crimes in Maryland are serious offenses that can land you in jail. Make sure you hire an experienced Maryland DUI DWI defense attorney, call attorney Randolph Rice to speak with Randolph Rice.

Q: What if I am not Driving on a Highway in Maryland?

A: The DUI and DWI statues apply to all drivers whether they are driving a vehicle on or off a highway in the state of Maryland.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se (§21-902(a)(1), §21-902(a)(2), §21-902(a)(3))

Transportation Section 21-902(a)(1) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. See the Driving under the influence and Driving while intoxicated Penalties for violation of this section.

Transportation Section 21-902(a)(2) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol per se. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Transportation Section 21-902(a)(3) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not violate Section 21-902(a)(1) or 21-902(a)(2) while transporting a minor. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Driving While Impaired by Alcohol (§21-902(b)(1), §21-902(b)(2))

Transportation Section 21-902(b)(1) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while impaired by alcohol. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Transportation Section 21-902(b)(2) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not violate Section 21-902(b)(1) while transporting a minor. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Driving While Impaired by Drugs or Drugs and Alcohol (§21-902(c)(1),§21-902(c)(3))

Transportation Section 21-902(c)(1) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while he is so impaired by any drug, any combination of drugs, or a combination of one or more drugs and alcohol that he cannot drive a vehicle safely. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Transportation Section 21-902(c)(3) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not violate Section 21-902(c)(1) while transporting a minor. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Driving While Impaired by Controlled Dangerous Substance (§21-902(d)(1), §21-902(d)(2))

Transportation Section 21-902(d)(1) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while the person is so impaired by any controlled dangerous substance, as that term is defined in §15-101 of the Criminal Law Article, if the person is not entitled to use the controlled dangerous substance under the laws of the state of Maryland.

Transportation Section 21-902(d)(2) of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a person may not violate Section 21-902(d)(1) while transporting a minor. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Driving After Arrest for Violation for DUI or DWI (§21-902.1)

Transportation Section 21-902.1 of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that an arrestee, a person who has been arrested for violation of the DUI or DWI laws in the state of Maryland, may not drive a motor vehicle within 12 hours after the arrestee’s arrest for violation of the DUI or DWI laws in the state of Maryland. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage While Driving on Highway (§21-903)

Transportation Section 21-903 of the Maryland Vehicle laws states that a driver of a motor vehicle may not consume alcoholic beverage in a passenger area of a motor vehicle on a highway. See the DUI and DWI Penalties for violation of this section.

Measuring Blood Alcohol Content, Chemical Test for Alcohol, Drug or Controlled Dangerous Substance Content

If at the time of testing a person has an alcohol concentration of 0.05 or less, as determined by an analysis of the person’s blood or breath, it shall be presumed that the person was not under the influence of alcohol and that the person was not driving while impaired by alcohol

If at the time of testing a person has an alcohol concentration of more than 0.05 but less than 0.07, as determined by an analysis of the person’s blood or breath, this fact may not give rise to any presumption that the person was or was not under the influence of alcohol or that the person was or was not driving while impaired by alcohol, but this fact may be considered with other competent evidence in determining whether the person was or was not driving while under the influence of alcohol or driving while impaired by alcohol

If at the time of testing a person has an alcohol concentration of at least 0.07 but less than 0.08, as determined by an analysis of the person’s blood or breath, it shall be prima facie evidence that the person was driving while impaired by alcohol.

If at the time of testing a person has an alcohol concentration of 0.02 or more, as determined by an analysis of the person’s blood or breath, it shall be prima facie evidence that the person was driving with alcohol in the person’s blood.

If at the time of testing a person has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more, as determined by an analysis of the person’s blood or breath, the person shall be considered under the influence of alcohol per se as defined in §11-174.1 of the Transportation Article which states “Under the influence of alcohol per se” means having an alcohol concentration at the time of testing of 0.08 or more as measured by grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.

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