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Maryland DWI DUI Laws

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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Maryland is 0.08% per se
(effective from Sep 3rd 2001)

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Maryland Drunk Driving Laws

(If you’ve been charged with Maryland DUI DWI, the law allows only 10 days for your Maryland DUI Lawyer to make a request with the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings for a hearing to save your driving license)

Maryland is a member of the Interstate Drivers License Compact
An agreement between participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions including DUI - DWI and related Drunk Driving offenses. If a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, the driver's home state will be notified. The type of action that the driver's home state will take will vary from state to state.

Maryland DUI Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Maryland it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.02% or above.

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Maryland and implied consent laws are enforced.

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Penalties for DUI - DWI - Drunk Driving in Maryland

Maryland is a state with a ten-year ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period'.

NOTE: OUT OF STATE CONVICTIONS
Under Maryland state law a conviction for a drunk driving crime committed in another state or federal jurisdiction that, if committed in Maryland would constitute a violation of Maryland's drunk driving laws will be classed as a prior conviction.


First DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a first DUI - drunk driving conviction in Maryland:


Second DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a second DUI - drunk driving conviction in Maryland:

  • Fine: up to $2,000 fine
  • Jail: up to 2 years in jail
  • License Suspension: minimum 1 year drivers license suspension (ignition interlock restricted license may be available after first 45 days of suspension)
  • Ignition Interlock: ignition interlock required for a period of 3 months to 1 year after suspension ends
  • 12 points on driving record
  • Maryland SR22 insurance requirement

Third (and subsequent) DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a third (and subsequent) DUI - drunk driving conviction in Maryland:

  • Fine: up to $3,000 fine
  • Jail: up to 3 years in jail
  • License Suspension: minimum 1 year drivers license suspension (ignition interlock restricted license may be available after first 45 days of suspension)
  • Ignition Interlock: ignition interlock required for a period of 3 months to 1 year after suspension ends
  • 12 points on driving record
  • Maryland SR22 insurance requirement

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Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Maryland and implied consent laws are enforced.

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Maryland

In Maryland, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.

First chemical test refusal

Second (And subsequent) chemical test refusal

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Maryland SR22 insurance (High Risk auto Insurance)

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Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of Maryland

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Maryland for private passenger vehicles is (20/40/15). This equates to the following liability coverage:

  • $20,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) per person
  • $40,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $15,000 property damage liability (PDL) coverage

You must also have:

  • Uninsured motorist coverage, for the same amounts found above. This will cover you in case an uninsured person hits you.
  • $2,500 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP), for medical expenses related to an accident for your passengers.

What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?

(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.

What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?

(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

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Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep all information up to date, the Maryland drunk driving laws change frequently and the information provided on this web site should not be construed as legal advice, nor is it necessarily complete. Drinkdriving.org shall not be held responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of information gathered from this web site. Consultation with a local Maryland DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

Useful Maryland DUI Links:

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Latest Maryland DUI News

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:19:41 GMT

Pedestrian dies, DUI suspected after crash on Sahara near Maryland Parkway - News3LV


News3LV

Pedestrian dies, DUI suspected after crash on Sahara near Maryland Parkway
News3LV
A spokesman for LVMPD later confirmed the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. In a statement, authorities said the pedestrian, a 59-year-old woman, was walking in a crosswalk at 15th Street when she was struck by a green 2002 Toyota Tacoma that ...

and more »

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:33:45 GMT

Montana Fishburne Moving To Maryland ? But Must Abide By Strict Probation Rules! - Radar Online


Radar Online

Montana Fishburne Moving To Maryland ? But Must Abide By Strict Probation Rules!
Radar Online
's troubled daughter might be moving out of Florida, but the court wants to make sure she stays on on top of her probation terms in connection to her DUI arrest, as revealed in court documents exclusively obtained by RadarOnline.com. As readers know ...


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:50:00 GMT

Sobriety checkpoint in Hagerstown nets one DUI - Herald-Mail Media


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Sobriety checkpoint in Hagerstown nets one DUI
Herald-Mail Media
... a sobriety checkpoint Friday on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Of those vehicles, authorities made one DUI arrest and 25 traffic stops. They also issued 25 citations, 20 warnings and one repair order, according to a news release from Maryland State ...


Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:51:40 GMT

DUI checkpoint, patrols set for Monday Night Football - Cecil Daily


Cecil Daily

DUI checkpoint, patrols set for Monday Night Football
Cecil Daily
CECIL COUNTY ? Maryland State Police troopers assigned to the North East Barrack will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint Monday night in Cecil County, and weekly saturation patrols throughout the season, as part of an effort to battle drunken driving ...


Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:21:06 GMT

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