DUI In Maryland
Lawyers in Maryland
In Maryland, DUI is a very serious charge, now more than ever. Driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs may result in being charged with drunk driving. Driving under the influence of alcohol, drunk driving, drinking and driving is commonly referred to as a DUI or DWI. In Maryland, a DUI is the same as a DWI.
Another type of offense is a DUID. DUID is driving under the influence of drug(s) or a combination of alcohol and drugs. Regardless of whether you have been charged with a DUI, DWI or DUID in Maryland, the penalties for a DUI conviction are very serious.
The penalties you receive from the court is only the beginning. You stand to lose your job, pay an exorbitant rate for car insurance, lose your ability to drive either completely or have your driving privileges extremely restricted.
The courts have had a lot of pressure put on them lately to not give any kind of break to those charged with an offense where drinking and driving (DUI in Maryland) are involved. These laws apply not only to automobiles, but also to boats and aircraft as well.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.
If you wish to consult with us about a DUI/DWI/DUID case, our attorneys in Maryland can be reached at 888-437-7747.
When the laws against drunk driving (DUI) were originally passed in Maryland, a person was convicted based on a variety of factors such as driving symptoms, field sobriety tests. The drunk driving laws (DUI laws) have evolved considerably and now the standard for determining if a person is driving under the influence is a lot more objective in Maryland. The drunk driving statutes (DUI laws) in Maryland today call for a variety of standardized tests and scientific test to determine if the person who is charged with a DUI in Maryland had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.
The three main factors the Maryland courts use to determine whether a person is guilty of a DUI in Maryland is the officer’s observations of the accused at the time of offense, field sobriety tests (FSTs) and the intoxilyzer. The current model is the Intox ECR/II. The Intoxilyzer is used to determine a person blood alcohol content (BAC). Through out the entire United States, a BAC of .08% or higher is deemed to be an illegal if driving.
Drinking while driving (DUI) is illegal in Maryland. However, it is only illegal to drive after drinking if your BAC is higher than the legal limit.
If you are under the age of 21 and you drink and drive (DUI) , even a BAC as low as .02% is enough to convict someone of drinking and driving. The blood-alcohol limit for aircraft pilots is 0.04%, and for commercial drivers 0.04% or 0.05%, depending upon the jurisdiction.
At SRIS, P.C., our Maryland attorneys handle DUI cases in Maryland regularly. Our job is to protect your rights. If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please make an appointment with one of our Maryland attorneys regarding your DUI defense in Maryland. Don’t wait until it’s too late to mount a defense. DWI’s and DUI’s are nothing to fool around with. Our Maryland attorneys will do their best to help you.
The Maryland lawyers of SRIS, P.C. are ready to assist you if you have been charged with a DUI/DWI/DUID offense.
The Maryland defense attorneys and staff of SRIS, P.C. speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
The following are the The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. client meeting locations in Maryland: Rockville, MD. (Montgomery County) & Baltimore, MD.
Courts we cover in Howard, Maryland
Howard County Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue,
Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Howard County District Court
3451 Courthouse Drive,
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4377.
These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.