Maryland's implied consent law states that all drivers, when asked by law enforcement, are expected to comply with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This can be a blood test, a urine test, or a breathalyzer test. If a driver refuses this test, they stand to face legal penalties in addition to any resulting consequences of their DUI charge.
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Implied consent laws are put in place all over the country to help ensure cooperation by drivers during traffic stops. However, law enforcement has the responsibility to let drivers know that they could face penalties for refusing to submit to a BAC test. If the driver still then refuses, they can be subject to further administrative penalties.
Keep in mind that these license suspensions are in addition to any suspensions and penalties that may result from your DUI charge. You also do not have to be under arrest to be subject to these penalties-- in fact, these suspensions can even apply to you even if you are ultimately cleared of any drunk driving suspicions.
Implied consent laws are the subject of much debate. Some people feel that they are necessary to properly to police our streets—others believe they can be a violation of our constitutional rights. As the laws stand now, it is always advised that you cooperate with police officers during an arrest. If you have refused a BAC test, however, it is advised that you speak to a lawyer immediately. At my firm, I know what it takes to navigate these cases to a favorable resolution and protect the rights of my clients.
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