DUI – Driving under the influence

A DUI arrest is traumatic. Most people arrested for DUI have never been exposed to the criminal justice system, and handcuffed and taken to jail. It is understood that there are two important parts in a DUI case: the first is the administrative proceeding conducted by the Maryland Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Maryland) regarding the suspension of driver’s license; the second is the fact that legal action by the prosecution.

The administrative process

Arrested for DUI, the agent typically takes from you your Maryland driver license and gives a temporary permit with the duration of 10 days to drive.

He must take action immediately. If you want to fight the license suspension only has 10 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Highways and Motor Vehicles (the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Maryland).

The criminal case

The state prosecution in the county where he was arrested process your case in the court of the county or judicial district. The attorney meets all police reports, videos and results of the studies so you can determine how convincing the prosecution’s case is. Police may make mistakes which may result in reducing the charges against you, or in some cases, the dismissal of the case.