Maryland DUI Defense Driving Under Influence Lawyers

DUI MARYLAND DEFENSE LAWYERS

Driving under the influence of alcohol commonly referred to as DUI (driving while intoxicated, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, drink-driving, “‘impaired driving’”) or other drugs, is the act of operating a vehicle (including bicycle, boat, airplane, wheelchair, tractor or horse) after consuming alcohol or other drugs. It is a criminal offense in Maryland.

Have you been charged with a DUI in Maryland?

Are you facing a DUI charge in Maryland?

How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event.  Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark.  The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health.  You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.

You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used.  You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.

The SRIS Law Group lawyers assist clients in the following counties in Maryland:

Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Harford County, Frederick County, Carroll County, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Worcester, Baltimore Federal Court, Greenbelt Federal Court, Eastern Shore, Ocean City.

If you need help to defend yourself against a DUI charge in Maryland, then contact the SRIS Law Group Maryland DUI defense lawyers for help.

How can a SRIS Law Group lawyer help you?

First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you.  We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option.  We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us.  Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us.  However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office.  Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney.  To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.

Our Maryland DUI defense attorneys will do their best to help you.

  • § 11-174.1. Under the influence of alcohol per se.

(a)  Under the influence of alcohol per se.- “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.

(b)  Measurements.- If the alcohol concentration is measured by milligrams of alcohol per deciliter of blood or milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, a court or an administrative law judge, as the case may be, shall convert the measurement into grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood by dividing the measurement by 1000.

  • Maryland Transportation Section § 21-902.

(a)  Driving while under the influence of alcohol or under the influence of alcohol per se.-

(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

(2) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while the person is under the influence of alcohol per se.

(3) A person may not violate paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

(b)  Driving while impaired by alcohol.-

(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while impaired by alcohol.

(2) A person may not violate paragraph (1) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

(c)  Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol.-

(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while he is so far 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.

(2) It is not a defense to any charge of violating this subsection that the person charged is or was entitled under the laws of this State to use the drug, combination of drugs, or combination of one or more drugs and alcohol, unless the person was unaware that the drug or combination would make the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle.

(3) A person may not violate paragraph (1) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

(d)  Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance.-

(1) A person may not drive or attempt to drive any vehicle while the person is impaired by any controlled dangerous substance, as that term is defined in § 5-101 of the Criminal Law Article, if the person is not entitled to use the controlled dangerous substance under the laws of this State.

(2) A person may not violate paragraph (1) of this subsection while transporting a minor.

(e)  Crime committed in another jurisdiction.- For purposes of the application of subsequent offender penalties under § 27-101 of this article, a conviction for a crime committed in another state or federal jurisdiction that, if committed in this State, would constitute a violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this section shall be considered a violation of subsection (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this section..

  • Md. Transportation § 21-902.1. Driving after arrest for violation of § 21-902.

(a)  “Arrestee” defined.- In this section, “arrestee” means a person who has been arrested for a violation of § 21-902 of this subtitle or Title 2, Subtitle 5 or § 3-211 of the Criminal Law Article.

(b)  Driving after arrest prohibited.- An arrestee may not drive a motor vehicle within 12 hours after the arrestee’s arrest for a violation of § 21-902 of this subtitle or Title 2, Subtitle 5 or § 3-211 of the Criminal Law Article.