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What Makes a Traffic Stop a DWI Stop?

Posted on: September 30, 2020
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How A DWI Stop Is Determined Police officers are trained to spot certain things when they pull someone over that indicates a person is likely drinking and driving. Even during what seems to be a normal traffic stop, law enforcement officials are looking for evidence that the driver is under the influence.  Below are just [Read More]

What Other Charges Could I Face Along With a DWI?

Posted on: August 25, 2020
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If you are pulled over and arrested for drinking and driving, you’re likely to face more criminal charges than just a DWI. In many cases, police actively search out evidence that supports additional violations that can also be charged. Here are some of the more common charges that accompany a DWI charge and what you [Read More]

What Should I Do If I’m Pulled Over for Maryland DWI?

Posted on: July 12, 2020
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If your vehicle has been pulled over by a law enforcement officer on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, what you do next can have a significant impact on the outcome of the stop and the outcome of a criminal case if you do end up getting arrested. Here’s what you should do if you’re stopped [Read More]

Are DWI Breathalyzer Tests Always Accurate

Posted on: June 22, 2020
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Since its inception, the breathalyzer test has become the go-to for police officers to detect the level of alcohol in a person’s blood, or their Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). But breathalyzers are machinery that have the capacity to fail. Could your breathalyzer test be inaccurate?  The Basics of the Breathalyzer  There are three different types [Read More]

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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]