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Steeper Penalties for Drunk or Drugged Driving Should Deter Accidents And Injuries

The frequency of drunk and drugged driving accidents hasn’t dropped much in Maryland so far, even though the penalties for causing these accidents are more severe, after House Bill 707 (HB707) went into effect October 1, 2019. According to a 2018 Maryland Highway Safety Plan study, drunk driving accounts for about one in three fatal […]

What Happens When You’re Charged With DUI or DWI in Baltimore

When we’re driving, we all have little lapses in judgment that can ruin our day. Perhaps we’re in a hurry and aren’t aware we’re driving over the legal speed limit on our commute into Baltimore. Or maybe we need a reminder that we don’t always have to be driving over a speed limit to get […]

What can happen to my license when I get charged with a DUI?

Facing a DUI charge in Maryland can be a scary experience. One of the first things that you might worry about is what will happen to your driving license. To prevent drinking and driving, Maryland has enacted some fairly aggressive laws. In particular, those convicted of a DUI will face some strict driving restrictions. Just […]

Baltimore Police Officer Found Drunk & Sleeping on Duty

The other day, it was national news that, according to reports in the Baltimore Sun and other new sources, an on-duty Baltimore City police officer was allegedly found intoxicated and slumped over behind the wheel of his marked patrol vehicle. The impression from media reports was that this officer was in a parked car. One […]

Maryland DUI FAQ

The first weeks after being charged with a DUI or DWI can be nerve-wracking and stressful. You probably have lots of questions about the legal process and possible consequences of a conviction. We have put together this short Maryland DUI FAQ to answer your most pressing questions and provide insight into what you should do […]

DUI Hearings In Maryland

So you’ve been charged with DUI or a DWI. If you are a Maryland driver, this means that the police officer who pulled you over also took your driver’s license. In its place, they filled out and gave you two forms called a temporary license. On the back of one, a header reads “Election to […]

Ignition Interlock Device Laws In Maryland

For many DUI and DWI defendants, being forced to use an Ignition Interlock device is one of the toughest parts of the entire experience. At this time, it seems as if the entire State of Maryland is looking to compel most DUI and DWI defendants to install the Ignition Interlock device. An experienced attorney, who […]

Penalties for DWI and DUI in Maryland

If you have been charged with a DUI or a DWI, you should know that judges frequently consider jail sentences as punishment for these crimes. An experienced attorney can explain the penalties for DUI and DWI in Maryland and advocate for your right to fair treatment in court. This article will provide more detail about […]

What To Do If I Am Pulled Over For DUI In Maryland?

A DUI is a very serious offense, and being pulled over for DUI in Maryland is not a pleasant experience. If you are pulled over for a DUI or DWI, it is important to know your rights and stay in control of the situation. Knowing your rights under DUI Law in Maryland won’t prevent you […]

What Is The Difference Between DUI And DWI In Maryland?

If you have been charged with a drunk driving offense, you might be confused about those two very similar acronyms. You’re probably wondering: What is the difference between DUI and DWI in Maryland? Is one more serious than the other? Do their consequences differ in any way? In essence, DUI and DWI are just convenient […]