Penalties for Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Leaving the Scene of an Accident
In a WUSA9 story, a vehicle struck a building in Edgewater badly damaging both. When the police arrived there was no one in or near the vehicle. However, a young man later returned and it was discovered that he was the driver. The officers responding must have detected alcohol on the driver resulting in a

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Limited Judicial Review of Out of State Traffic Conviction

In a recent case, reviewed by our Maryland traffic lawyer, a driver cannot challenge the validity of an out-of-state conviction on his driving record at an MVA hearing unless it is a challenge based on the identity of the driver. Out-of-state convictions must be reported to the state that issued the license under the interstate Drivers Li

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Driver Not Entitled to Call Lawyer Before Breath Test

Maryland Court of Appeals holds that the refusal to allow a driver to consult a lawyer before taking the breath test following a DUI stop is not sufficient to set aside the suspension of his license as a result of the results of the test or refusal to take the test.

See case below.

Motor Vehicle Administration v. April Marie Deering

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Driver charged with dui in hit-and-run death of college student

Time and time again, we are warned that driving while under the influence is dangerous and could lead to death. Well this time, unfortunately, it looks like the worst happened.  A Goucher college student was struck while corssing dulaney valey rd this past weekend and has died. The driver fled the scene but was later apprehended. She has

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DUI Impact on Employment

Do you have a dui in your past? Do you wonder how it will impact your job? How do you explain it to a potential employer? For an interview with a headhunter revealing ways to deal with this issue to to PBS.Org.

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Push for Expanded Use of Interlock

A recent press release on Digital Journal indicates that there is a movement to increase the use of the interlock in Maryland to potential include all DUI cases.  Current law requires the use of an interlock for those convicted of a blood alcohol concentration (“BAC”) .15 or higher  if they opt to forego the 120 day suspension. Subseque

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Maryland Delegate involved in Another Drunken Driving Incident

WBAL TV reports that Delegate Don Dwyer was arrested in August 2013 and charged with a DUI. Mr. Dwyer was involved in a boating accident and allegedly admitted to drinking before that almost a year earlier on or around August 12, 2012. For more go to WBALTV.

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The Southern Maryland News Publishes a Weekly DUI Arrest Report

It is bad enough to be arrested, but its gets worse if you live in Southern Maryland as your name could end up in the paper for everyone you know to see. For more information click here.

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Arrested? Now What?

You have been arrested on suspicion of a drunken driving offense. What do you do next? How do you protect yourself? How do you limit the potential damages? Call a Maryland DUI/DWI lawyer as soon as possible.

A conviction for a DUI offense could result in serious ramifications. You are facing both criminal and administrative penalties.

Keep in mind that even first-time offenders face serious penalties including and up to a year in jail or 120 day loss of driving privileges. Therefore, this is not a time to mess around. You need help and need it now.

Therefore, you had to do everything in your power to avoid a conviction. As a Baltimore DUI lawyer I can help you at this critical time.

If you or someone you love has been charged with DUI in Baltimore, contact me at 410-849-9529.

In Maryland, It is against the law for you to operate a motor vehicle if you have a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. Please note that if you are under 21 the rules are even more restrictive.

When we discuss your case, I will be able to walk you through the State’s evidence against, its strengths and potential weaknesses.

Stand up for your rights by hiring a knowledgeable DUI lawyer. While not guaranteed, an aggressive and focused defense can result in the dismissal of the charges against you or reduction in the nature and seriousness of the charges against you.

Have you being charged with drunken driving offense? Call me to discuss your options. Call 410-849-9529.