Before you head out to a party or family gathering where alcohol will be served, you should take a few minutes to think about how you will get home. By preparing ahead of time, you might save yourself from having to deal with the criminal justice system. The last thing most people want to deal with over the holiday season is seeing the flashing lights of law enforcement behind them, especially when the driver has been drinking and will likely end up in jail.
Maryland has very strict laws when it comes to drinking and driving. Drivers who are 21 years old or older can face DWI charges for a blood alcohol content percentage of .07 percent. A DUI charge is reserved for people who have a BAC of .08 percent or higher.