Category: DUI/DWI

DUI/DWI Violations in Maryland and Your Rights

Maryland separates intoxicated driving offenses into two categories: DUIs (driving under the influence) and DWIs (driving while impaired). A DUI charge occurs when a person has been driving under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. DUI charges are more severe than DWI

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Ways people can successfully defend against DUI or DWI charges

If the police pull you over because they suspect that you are under the influence of alcohol, you could wind up arrested and charged with an offense. Both driving while impaired (DWI) charges and more serious driving under the influence (DUI) charges can result in fines, the loss of your

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The 4th of July saw 19 DUI crashes in Maryland

The Fourth of July has always been a holiday focused around celebrating. For many people, that includes sharing some alcoholic beverages with friends and family members. Every year, that means that people get arrested on DUI charges, often as they try to drive home. This year was no exception in

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Are DUI checkpoints legal in Maryland?

Normally, DUI traffic stops happen when a car is in motion, a police officer sees a reason to pull the driver over and initiates a traffic stop. There is a clear set of steps that must be followed, including the officer having reasonable cause to pull the car over in

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Facing a DUI charge? Make sure it’s legitimate

You were traveling after work and decided to take a break at a local bar before going home. You thought it would be nice to grab something to eat and drink, watch the game and then head back. You didn’t think that you’d have enough to drink to be at

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4 lies you probably believe about Breathalyzers

Breathalyzers, those handy roadside devices that police officers use to determine if you’re inebriated while behind the wheel, are fairly familiar to most Americans. You just blow into one of these devices and let it measure the amount of alcohol in your breath. Then, it spits out a figure that

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Facing charges for DUI/DWI can be daunting

Drinking and driving is generally considered to be an unsafe driving practice in Maryland and elsewhere. Regardless of this fact, it is a frequent occurrence and facing charges for DUI/DWI can be a scary experience. That fear can be significantly enhanced if another person was seriously injured or killed as a result of

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What to do if a California officer asks you to exit your vehicle

Summer is in full swing, and you’ve been enjoying some down time, perhaps attending a concert or two, going to the beach, or getting together with friends for a backyard barbecue. These types of activities often include alcohol consumption, which isn’t necessarily a problem but might be if you drink

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DUI roadside tests are not legally required in Maryland

When  a police officer makes a traffic stop, he or she may claim that the driver was clocked traveling above a posted speed limit or that the vehicle has a brake light that does not appear to be functioning properly. In many cases, however, the reason for a Maryland traffic

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Charge of driving under the influence includes child abuse charge

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause a person to be confused and act in an untypical way. A recent incident in Denton has left a mother behind bars and an 18-month-old child in the hospital. Maryland law enforcement had responded to a call that indicated a child may

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