New Government Sponsored DUI Prevention App

Maryland Releases Government Backed DUI App
The Baltimore Sun  and USA Today report that the State Highway Safety Administration premiered an app aimed at preventing drivers who have had too much to drink from driving. The app known as ENDDUI allows drivers to input information about amount of alcohol consumed, weight and other factors

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Michael Phelps DUI Charges

Michael Phelps DUI Charges

1. CROSSING DOUBLE PAINTED TRAFFIC LANES IN A TUNNEL – While driving in either the 895 or 95 tunnels you cannot cross the double white lines that designate the vehicular traffic lanes in a tunnel.

2. EXCEEDING MAXIMUM SPEED: 84 MPH IN A POSTED 45 MPH ZONE – You cannot exceed the posted speed

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Convictions may be Merged for Sentencing Purposes

Convictions may be Merged for Sentencing Purposes

Two convictions merge for sentencing purposes if

(1) they are based on the same act or acts and

(2) one offense is a lesser-included offense of the other under the required evidence test.

Under Nicolas v. State, 426 Md. 385, 44 A.3d 306 (2012), a court is to resolve factual

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Using Prior Inconsistent Statements for Impeachment

Using a Prior Inconsistent Statement to Impeach a Witness.

To impeach a witness with extrinsic evidence of a prior allegedly inconsistent oral statement, a party must satisfy the conditions set forth in Maryland Rule 5-613. If the only extrinsic evidence offered is a written summary of the prior oral statement, it must be a substan

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Miami U Back Up QB Arrested for DUI had Fake MD Licenses

The news seems to be filled with atheletes with legal problems from the college levels to the NFL. This time a college athelete was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
 Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald has the details:

“[Olsen] stepped out of the driver’s side of the vehicle and approached me asking what the issue was,” the police repor

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Constitutional Search of Vehicle

The leading case on searches incident to arrest is Arizona v. Gant, 556 U.S. 332 (2009) which held that police have the right to search a vehicle following an arrest if the individual(s) arrested can easily access the passenger compartment at the time of the search or if the police have a reasonable basis to suspect that a search

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MVA v. Karwacki

statement of the police officer who stopped the motorist on
suspicion of drunken driving provides adequate support for the
Administrative Law Judge to conclude that the motorist was f

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Borbon v. MVA

Jose Borbon v. Motor Vehicle Administration, No. 34, September
Term, 1996.
[Administrative law – Motor vehicle license suspension hearing
under implied consent law – Burden of proof. Held: Absent any
other facts, test machine printout of insufficient breath does not
support finding of volitional test refusal.]
Circuit Court for Prin

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Hyle v. MVA

Matthew John Hyle v. Motor Vehicle Administration – No. 124, 1996 Term
MOTOR VEHICLE — Operator’s license cannot be suspended for refusing to take a blood
test when the operator agreed to take a breath test and the apparatus was available, but there
was no qualified person to administer the test.
Circuit Court for Worcester County

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MVA v. Richards

Motor Vehicle Administration v. David Walter Richards, Jr., No. 2, September Term, 1999.
rule of the Fourth Amendment is not applicable in civil administrative driver’s license
suspension proceedings conducted pursuant to § 16-205.1(f) of the Transportation Article

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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.