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Maryland Implied Consent Law

Maryland Implied Consent Law

When as Maryland residents we apply for drivers licenses at the MVA, we sign a form which states that if reasonable grounds exist to believe that we have consumed alcohol, we will submit to testing to determine blood-alcohol content (BAC). This is known as the Implied Consent Law.

A driver found in such a position can still refuse to take the test, however refusal to do so can often result the suspension of his or license. The driver can still be arrested if the officer has reason to believe he or she is under the influence or impaired by alcohol or drugs. For a first refusal, the suspension is for 120 days. For a subsequent refusal, the suspension is for 1 year. The suspension for refusing or failing the chemical test is separate from the citations received for the driving infractions.

If you have been arrested and will be scheduled for court for a DUI and related charges in Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County, Bel Air, Elkton, Towson or Essex you should contact attorney Frank Henninger to schedule an appointment. During the initial consultation with Attorney Frank Henninger, the options in response to the refusal or failing of the chemical test will be explained in detail.

DUI lawyer Frank Henninger has practiced traffic defense in Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County, Bel Air, Elkton, Towson or Essex, Maryland since 1992. For more than 19 years, he has worked closely with his clients to understand their unique and individual challenges and to arrive at the best possible defense for their situation. As a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney Association and the National College for DUI Defense, Mr. Henninger provides experienced representation that protects his clients’ rights in DUI law matters.