Q: How long after an alcohol related accident can a person be arrested in MD?
No other people or cars were involved. It was in a parking lot.
A: Most people are taken into custody at the scene if they are suspected of a DUI. In some cases, the police officer or hospital takes blood from the suspect who is charged once the results come back. If you have concerns, you should speak to a lawyer in a confidential setting. If the police did not come to the scene or to your house the same day, it is unlikely you will be charged.
I am on vacation and have no books to look this up, however, the state has one (1) year to bring charges for assault and battery and I believe if an officer filed DUI charges in less than a year a Motion to Dismiss on that basis would fail. Now, the State clearly has problems of witnesses, causation, were you the driver, etc. that an attorney would help you consider as defenses. Terrence Nolan
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