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Question: I was charged with DUI in Maryland but I live in another state—will I have to travel back to Maryland for court?

Answer: Yes. If you’re an out of state license holder and live out of state and got a DUI in Maryland, you would have to come back here for court. It’s very likely that there wouldn’t be any MVA consequences, at least as far as the person’s foreign licenses. So, if somebody, say, has a New York license and gets a DUI in Maryland and they’re only here visiting or driving through, Maryland only has the ability to punish as far as the interlock and the suspension period in Maryland. So New York wouldn’t recognize any Maryland punishment out of the gate. So, very likely, as long as the person stays out of Maryland or doesn’t drive in Maryland, there wouldn’t be any subsequent MVA issues in their home state. But they do have to come, and they are subject to the Maryland laws. Whenever you travel into another state, you’re subject to that state’s laws.

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