Out of State DUI
If you have an out of state drivers license and are arrested here for drunk driving, your state’s driving administration will be informed of your case relatively quickly. Your state may either suspend your license or prevent you from renewing your license. Either way, there is little likelihood that your driving privileges will not be affected unless you take action. All states in the country have access to a nationwide database and a hold will appear on this database if you have an open DUI in Maryland. This may prevent you from renewing your drivers license in any state, regardless of whether you have never been cited or ticketed for any infractions in your home state. The Herbst Firm can explain the specific driving consequences that you may be facing depending on where you reside. In some cases we can set up an administrative review hearing in your home state, and track if and when your out of state drivers license will be suspended.
If you are pulled over and suspected of drunk driving in, it is important to understand the state's laws. A police officer will undoubtedly request that you submit to a breath alcohol test to determine the approximate alcohol content of your blood. You are not required by law to submit to this test! Regardless of what the police officer says, he or she may not force you to submit to a breath alcohol test. In fact, the only time that a blood, breath, or urine test for drugs or alcohol is mandatory in this state is when there is an accident involving serious bodily injury or death. Refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test does not come without consequences, and may result in the suspension of your driving privileges for a longer period of time. On the other hand, submitting to a breath alcohol test if you have been drinking may make it easier for the state to prove your case. The Maryland DUI lawyers at The Herbst Firm never recommend that you submit to a voluntary breath alcohol test if you have been drinking any amount of alcohol. For a detailed consultation about your case call 410-207-2598 at any time. We will even come to meet you in your home state if you live in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania.