Maryland is a tricky state for using the Fair DUI Flyer. There are two problems.
First, Maryland law says you’re required to physically hand over your documents to the police in a traffic encounter. At Fair DUI, we believe that your Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches outweighs that statute. There is no reason the police need to have your documents in their hands. They can look at the documents through the window, take notes, and check anything they want on their computers. But your police officer, prosecutor and judge may disagree with us. At the very least you should not roll down your window unless the police give you a clear order to do so.
Please note that the Maryland State Police accept the Fair DUI method in their checkpoints.
Second, Maryland law requires people to sign tickets. Ordinarily that would mean you’d have to roll down your window. But federal law allows you to “e-sign” documents, so we’ve designed the flyer for Maryland to facilitate that. It tells the officer to put the ticket up against the window.
You should then use your phone (or other device) to take a picture of the ticket, and use an app like SignEasy to digitally sign it, and then e-mail a copy of the signed ticket to the officer or to the Maryland State Police firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with the first point, your police, prosecutors and judges may disagree. Please discuss this with a Maryland lawyer before using this method.