DUI Arrest in Maryland – What happens after a DUI Arrest in Maryland?
What happens after a DUI arrest in Maryland? If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI in Maryland, you are facing serious consequences. Call attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at (410) 288-2900 or email him for immediate legal help.
DUI Arrest – Definitions
DUI – Driving while under the influence of alcohol
DWI – Driving while impaired by alcohol (drugs and alcohol or controlled dangerous substance)
BAC – Blood alcohol content.
OAH – Office of Administrative Hearings
If you are arrested for suspected DUI, you will be asked to submit to a breath or blood test to determine a precise BAC.
If you take the test and your results are at least 0.08 but less than .0.15 BAC, then your license will be suspended for 45 days for the first offense and 90 days for a second or subsequent offense. You do have the option to request a MVA hearing to ask the OAH to grant a restricted license. A restricted license would allow you to drive for work, school and medical purposes.
If you take the test and your results are 0.15 or more, then your license will be suspended for 90 for the first offense and 180 days for a second or subsequent offense. You also have the option to participate in the MVA’s Ignition Interlock Program.
If you refuse to submit to this test, you will receive an automatic 120-day license suspension for the 1st refusal and a 1 year suspension for a second or subsequent refusal. You also have the option to enter the Ignition Interlock Program for one year.
If you are convicted of DUI/DWI after you refuse this test, you may also receive additional penalties based on accumulate points on your Maryland driving record.
If you have been charged with a DUI arrest in Maryland, contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at (410) 288-2900 for immediate DUI/DWI defense options.
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A DUI arrest is serious in Maryland and can result in fines, penalties, probation and jail time. Don’t wait to call an attorney and discuss your DUI arrest.