Due to our proximity to neighboring Delaware and Pennsylvania, many discover a DUI breath test refusal negatively impacts employment in Maryland. A work license is unavailable, and non-Maryland licensed drivers cannot participate in an ignition interlock program. A BAC test refusal triggers a 270-day suspension of your privilege to drive in Maryland. This sanction is harsh for out-of-state individuals employed in Maryland.
You have the right to an administrative hearing to challenge the suspension. Time is of the essence because the hearing must be requested within ten days of the refusal to ensure you can continue to drive until the hearing.
A work license may be available for a test result between 0.08 but less that 0.15; however, you still must request an administrative hearing.
Remember, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration sanctions are separate from the criminal case.
Contact C. Thomas Brown to discuss your options.