What happens to your car after a Maryland DUI arrest?
Your car after a Maryland DUI arrest will either be impounded or legally parked.
Retrieving Your Car After a Maryland DUI Arrest
Usually the your car after a Maryland DUI arrest is legally parked and left on the side of the road. Upon your release from DUI police custody, you can simply return to and retrieve your vehicle.
However, if the vehicle is towed to a particular lot, then you must identify yourself, your vehicle, and make any impound and tow payments to release your vehicle.
It is important that bring identification when retrieving the car. Typically, your license will be confiscated by the police and you will be issued a temporary license. The temporary license is not a photo ID. Therefore, it’s important to have a photo ID, in addition to some form of payment such as cash or credit card.
Payment is usually expected to be made immediately upon release of the vehicle.
Incriminating Evidence found in your car after a Maryland DUI Arrest
This search is legal under the search incident to arrest and inventory search exceptions to the Fourth Amendment.
If a police officer finds anything illegal, like drugs or weapons, then the police officer is permitted to charge you with other crimes. Additional, non-DUI related charges, like possession of drugs or weapons, can affect bond or pre-trial release conditions.
Schedule a free Maryland DUI Attorney consultation
Howard County DUI Lawyer Ross W. Albers offers a free consultation to explain and review your Howard County DUI arrest. During your free consultation, the Law Office of Ross W. Albers will review the facts, charges, MVA consequences and possible criminal penalties of your Howard County DUI case.