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Can I Be Charged With DUI In Maryland Without A Blood Alcohol Test?

 Surprisingly, the short answer is yes, given that other evidence such as testimony from the arresting officer can be used to convict a person of driving under the influence. In Maryland, there is no legal requirement to have a blood alcohol test as a prerequisite to criminal prosecution. However, the reality is that it is very difficult to make a case stick without some concrete evidence of intoxication, something that a blood alcohol test can offer.

Implied Consent

Another example of how a person can face legal consequences without submitting to a test is in the context of implied consent violations. In Maryland, when someone refuses to submit to a chemical test to determine their blood alcohol concentration their license will be automatically suspended for 120 days. This is true even for a first-time refusal. Any second or subsequent refusals to agree to a chemical test will result in the loss of your driver’s license for a full year, this despite the fact that no chemical test took place to determine your level of impairment.

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