What is the best way to avoid being charged with a DUI? It’s not a trick question; it’s a question with a fairly simple answer: do not get behind the wheel to begin with. But how exactly do you know if you have reached the legal limit and are therefore at risk for a DUI charge if you decide to drive? It can be difficult to determine this on your own, and very often your inability to know for sure one way or the other can land you in a lot of trouble. Luckily for Maryland drivers looking to avoid DUI charges, however, a new technological solution has been developed that may be able to help. Read on to find out more!
With assistance from federal grant funding, the Maryland Highway Safety Office developed a mobile app that functions as a blood alcohol content “calculator” for Maryland drivers. Users can enter information into the app, including the type and quantity of alcohol they drank, their gender, and their weight, and the app will calculate an estimated blood alcohol content concentration. In Maryland, you can be charged with a DUI if your blood alcohol level exceeds .08; lower levels can also lead to a DWI charge. However, with the estimate the app provides, you can gain a better idea of what your BAC is after a night of drinking, and so you can judge whether or not driving would be a safe and smart choice.
The calculator is just one part of the ENDUI app. It includes games that test your reaction time as well, and it lists information about DUI and DWI laws in Maryland for the user’s education. Additionally, the app can help locate nearby cab companies for those who know their BAC is over the legal limit and want to avoid driving under the influence.
A Foolproof Solution to DUI?
While the technological advancements the ENDUI app provides may be impressive, drivers need to know that it is not the end-all, be-all of DUI charge prevention. The calculator provides an estimate of your blood alcohol content based on the information that you enter, but forgotten facts or misinformation could end up giving you a false reading. Do not rely solely on apps or self-administered sobriety tests if you want to avoid being charged with a DUI. Also bear in mind that the police will arrest a driver for DWI on nearly any number greater than or equal to .04, half the legal limit.
If despite all your efforts you are charged with a DUI in Maryland, then you need to seek immediate counsel from an experienced attorney. Get in touch with the team from Bruce Robinson & Associates today to get help with your DUI case.
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