What happens to my drivers license if I am arrested for DUI?

In Maryland, being arrested for a drunk driving offense can lead to separate suspensions of your drivers license. The first has to do with taking or not taking the breath test. If you are pulled over, take the test, and blow between a .08 and a .15, for a first offense you are subject to a 180 day suspension. However, with that type of suspension, if you work, are in an alcohol education or treatment program or attend school, you can ask for the ability to drive to and from those activities during the 180 day period. If you blow a .15 or above, you are subject to a 180 day suspension for a first offense and 270 day suspension for a subsequent offense. If you refuse the test, you are subject to a 270 day suspension, however, you do have the right to ask for the ignition interlock system in your car for a period of one year.

The other type of suspension that can occur as a result of a DUI happens after you go to court. If you are convicted of a DUI/DWI you will receive 8 or 12 points which can lead to your license being suspended or revoked. If you are fortunate enough to receive a probation before judgment, you will not get points and you will not be subject to an additional suspension. If you are convicted, you will likely lose your license for a significant period of time. 

Here at Ruben Law we can help you keep your license intact from the date of your arrest until after the court case.