You do not have to take a breathalyzer, blood test or urine test if you are stopped for DUI or DWI, however the answer to this question depends on your particular circumstances.

Specifically, if you have no prior convictions for  alcohol related driving offenses, it may be wise to take the test.

If you have had convictions for prior alcohol related driving offenses, this question becomes more complicated, and it is important for you to consult with an attorney.

It is important for either driver, without priors or with priors,  to be aware of the fact that in Maryland we have an “implied consent” law that says if you do refuse to take the test, your Maryland driver’s license may be suspended for a period of time.

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