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Sep 22, 2022

What Happens After You’re Pulled Over for DUI?

By |September 22nd, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

A Maryland police officer who suspects that you are driving while intoxicated will likely flash the lights of their vehicle and/or sound the siren. Whether you’re on a highway or a local road, you will need to pull over to the shoulder or to any place where it is safe to stop. The officer will then likely knock on your passenger window and ask you to step out of the car. The officer will also [...]

Jun 24, 2022

Can I Get a DUI Expunged in Maryland?

By |June 24th, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

If you have been charged and convicted with either driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) in Maryland, after you have served your time and paid your penalties, you are likely eager to put it all behind you. As part of the process of moving past this period of your life, you may be wondering if it is possible to have your drunk driving conviction wiped from your criminal record. Although there [...]

May 9, 2022

A Problematic New Car Safety Feature

By |May 9th, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

Each year, state and federal governments – along with grassroots activists and non-profits – look for ways to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads. They do this legislation, through tougher laws for DUI offenses, by setting up check stops, and more. The latest effort is a new piece of vehicle technology: alcohol detection sensors. The government is working on legislation that will require alcohol detection sensors in every new vehicle. These sensors [...]

Feb 7, 2022

Can I Be Arrested for DUI if I’m Asleep in My Parked Car?

By |February 7th, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

Nobody wants an arrest – or charge, or conviction – for driving under the influence (DUI). We go to great lengths to avoid it, from assigning a designated driver to staying sober to calling a rideshare instead. What if these options fall through and you are left alone with your vehicle? You certainly do not want to leave it to chance, so you put your keys in your pocket and decide to “sleep it off” [...]

Dec 9, 2021

Field Sobriety Tests Lead to Unjust DUIs

By |December 9th, 2021|DUI|0 Comments

A DUI charge can derail and complicate your life in multiple ways. From high fines to substantial time behind bars, to the potentially loss of your employment, this is not a charge to brush off. Officers often decide to make arrests based on what they deem are the results of field sobriety tests. This means people can find themselves facing a DUI charge even when they should not be. Being charged, however, is not the [...]

May 11, 2021

Potential Companion Charges to a DUI/DWI

By |May 11th, 2021|DUI|0 Comments

A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or a DWI (Driving While Impaired) conviction in Maryland has serious consequences. The level of seriousness holds true whether the conviction is based on a DUI, where your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or more, or your conviction is based on a DWI, where your BAC is lower, but there are other impairment factors. If you’re charged with a DUI/DWI, you may also be charged with the following [...]

Feb 23, 2021

What Is Probation Before Judgment in a DUI Case?

By |February 23rd, 2021|DUI|0 Comments

When charged for driving under the influence (DUI) in Maryland, you may be facing penalties like fines, a suspended license, jail, or an ignition interlock device. You might feel overwhelmed and hopeless about your case. However, you may have another option, especially if this is your first offense. The “Probation Before Judgment” (PBJ) disposition can provide eligible individuals charged with DUI offenses another, more rehabilitative path. Probation Before Judgment is a disposition unique to Maryland [...]

Jan 26, 2021

Debunking 5 Common DUI Myths

By |January 26th, 2021|DUI|0 Comments

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only dangerous; it is against the law in Maryland. If you are caught, you can be charged with a DUI and face the loss of your rights, significant fines, and potentially even jail time. Often, people share misinformation about drinking and driving, and that misinformation can lead people to make dangerous and costly mistakes. Today, we wanted to address some of the more common [...]

Dec 22, 2020

What Is a Blood Alcohol Content Level?

By |December 22nd, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Blood alcohol content level (BAC) is the measuring stick for determining whether a driver is considered impaired. The legal limit across the country is 0.08%, which means that you will undoubtedly be arrested and charged with DUI when your BAC reaches that percentage or higher levels. Despite the laws stating 0.08% as the legal limit, a driver can be arrested and charged with DUI if he or she has any percentage above 0.00%. For example, [...]

Oct 13, 2020

Other Intoxicants That Can Lead to DUI or DWI Charges

By |October 13th, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Usually, when one hears the term “DUI arrest,” it is assumed the driver was under the influence of alcohol. However a DUI or DWI (driving while intoxicated) charge can also involve the consumption one of numerous types of substances that have the ability to impair the driving skills of an individual. In Maryland, you can face DUI/DWI charges for driving under the influence of drugs, whether illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter. Drugs affect individuals in different [...]

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