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Is It Possible to Get a DWI If I’m Not Drunk?

Posted on: December 5, 2020
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It’s common knowledge that if you drive drunk, you could be arrested or get into a serious accident. But can the same happen if you’re not actually drinking? This is an important question that many innocent people with a DWI record want to know.  You can get arrested for a DWI in Maryland even if [Read More]

How Can I Avoid a Maryland DWI During the Holidays?

Posted on: November 15, 2020
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The holidays are quickly approaching and planning family and work festivities may already be well underway. Drinking alcohol is a commonly enjoyed holiday activity and there are a number of fun cocktails designed just for the season.  However, the holidays are also a time when Maryland DWI arrests are up. Here’s how you can avoid [Read More]

What Are Police Looking for When They Pull You Over for DWI?

Posted on: October 15, 2020
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For a police officer to pull you over for drinking and driving in Maryland, they must have probable cause to do so. This means they must have either witnessed you violating a law or have reason to believe you are operating your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Here are some things police [Read More]

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]