What Laws Govern Open Containers in Vehicles?

Posted on: May 22, 2020
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Open container laws in Maryland dictate how open containers of alcohol may be legally possessed by residents. If you were charged with violating open container laws, this is what you need to know.  What Is an Open Container?  The definition of an open container is a container of alcohol — be it a bottle, cup, [Read More]

What Is an Underage DWI in Maryland?

Posted on: April 16, 2020
Driving while intoxicated, or DWI, is severely penalized in Maryland. Does the age of the driver matter? In most states, yes. Intoxicated drivers under the legal drinking age of 21 may face harsher penalties than drivers who are of age. Here’s what you need to know.  Maryland Underage DWI Laws  Maryland has a “zero-tolerance” policy [Read More]

What Will My Car Insurance Carrier Do After I’m Charged with a DWI?

Posted on: March 16, 2020
A DWI charge can be expensive in more ways than one. Here’s how a conviction can have a negative impact on the availability and cost of car insurance.  What Are the Penalties for DWI Convictions in Maryland?   DWI charges are often misdemeanors, although they may be charged as a felony in aggravated cases. Even [Read More]

Ignition Interlock Devices (IID): What Are They?

Posted on: March 16, 2020
One post-DWI recidivism deterrent is an ignition interlock device, which may be required for some individuals after a drunk driving arrest. Get the facts about IIDs and how to defend yourself against criminal charges.  The Basics of Ignition Interlock Devices (IID)     If someone has been found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, [Read More]

Can Prescription Medications Result in a DUI?

Posted on: January 19, 2020
Maryland DUI Involving Other Substances Driving under the influence in Maryland is typically thought to be the result of alcohol consumption, however, DUI charges can apply to multiple substances. This includes illegal drugs like methamphetamine as well as prescription medication. Can you be arrested for DUI if you were prescribed the medication by a doctor? [Read More]

Can I Be Charged with DWI If I Wasn’t Drinking?

Posted on: December 7, 2019
Being pulled over is always a nerve-wracking experience, even if you’ve done nothing wrong You expect to be given a warning or perhaps a speeding ticket and sent on your way, but much to your surprise, the officer asks you to take a breathalyzer and arrests you for DWI. Can you be charged even though [Read More]

Can You Cheat on a Breathalyzer Test?

Posted on: November 6, 2019
Is It Possible To Trick A Breathalyzer? Since breathalyzers were introduced as a means to detect blood alcohol concentration, people have been looking for ways to fool them. Is it possible to trick a breathalyzer device? Here’s what you need to know if you get stopped for a DWI in Maryland. Mouthwashes and Gargles Myth: [Read More]

What Do Police Officers Look for When They Pull You Over?

Posted on: October 31, 2019
Be prepared in case of a traffic stop by learning what police officers look for when they stop someone’s vehicle, especially if they suspect a DWI. Here’s what police are trained to notice: Erratic Behavior When Pulling Over Don’t swerve your vehicle, slow down dramatically, speed up, or display any kind of alarming behavior when [Read More]

Can Your Prescription Drugs Get You Arrested for a DUI in Maryland?

Posted on: August 30, 2019
When your doctor prescribes medication, you assume that it’s perfectly safe and legal to do so and resume your normal daily activities — including driving. But can taking a drug prescribed by your doctor get you in trouble if you get behind the wheel of a car? Here’s what you need to know. What Is [Read More]

What Happens During a DWI Arrest in Maryland?

Posted on: July 20, 2019
A DWI arrest can be frightening. Learn what to expect when you’re arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in Maryland and what you can do to protect your rights. A Search of Your Person During A DWI If you are under arrest, the officer will ask you to step out of your vehicle and [Read More]