Maryland DUI/Drunk Driving Defense to Breathalyzer

I recently defended a DUI case in the District Court in Baltimore, Maryland. My client had an acceptable performance on the field sobriety tests, but when he took the breathalyzer he “blew” a .23. The legal limit in Baltimore and Maryland for drunk driving (DUI) is .08. This was almost three times the legal limit. The case was dismissed, however, when it was pointed out that the Baltimore City Police breath technician did not give the defendant the breath test within two (2) hours from the time of the stop.

In Maryland, the traffic code requires that the breathalyzer test be given with two hours from the stop or it is deemed inadmissible. A knowledgeable Maryland drunk driving lawyer is trained to spot drunk driving defenses such as these. Your lawyer can make all the difference in the world in defending many drunk driving cases that appear hopeless. Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin and White has defended thousands of drunk driving cases in Baltimore and the State of Maryland.

For more information, or a free consultation, please contact the Maryland criminal lawyers of Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC. or call Steve Silverman at 410-385-2226.

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