Are There More DUI Arrests During the Holidays?

Posted on: December 10, 2018
DUI Attorney Richard Brueckner
With the holidays comes a lot of fun with family and friends, and that often includes adult beverages. DUI arrests rise significantly during Christmas and New Year’s, and police officers are out and about looking for any possible sign of a drunk driver. Unfortunately, many holiday DUI arrests are made in error. Here’s what you [Read More]

Can I Refuse a Blood Alcohol Test in Maryland?

Posted on: October 30, 2018
Refusing A Blood Alcohol Test in Maryland
In the state of Maryland, you automatically give consent to have your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tested when requested by a police officer when you receive your driver’s license. This is considered implied consent and is generally the case in all U.S. states. While you can technically refuse a BAC test — either a breathalyzer [Read More]

What Happens If I Get Stopped for a DWI When I Have a Child In the Car?

Posted on: October 3, 2018
DWI With Child In Car, DWI Lawyer Richard Brueckner
Being stopped under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated is a frightening enough experience without a child in the car. If you do have a child in the car and you are arrested for a DWI, the situation becomes much worse. Not only are you scrambling to have someone pick up your child while you’re [Read More]

What Are Field Sobriety Tests and Do I Have to Submit to Them?

Posted on: August 31, 2018
DUI Attorney Richard Brueckner
Field sobriety tests are commonly used by police officers to determine if a person has been driving under the influence of alcohol. When asked by an officer to get out of the vehicle and perform field sobriety tests, most people oblige. But are you legally required to in Maryland? Here’s what you should know about [Read More]

When Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged in Maryland?

Posted on: July 31, 2018
Ocean City, DUI Lawyer
No one wants to have a criminal record follow them around for the rest of their lives. A criminal record can affect your ability to get a job, get a loan or credit card, or even apply for apartment rentals. In some cases, you may be able to get your record expunged, or “erased” from [Read More]

What Are the Top 3 Mistakes People Make After a DWI Arrest?

Posted on: June 30, 2018
DUI Defense Attorney
During a DWI arrest, emotions run high. It’s normal to be frightened, upset, and even angry. You may wonder what to do next. Unfortunately, many people make critical mistakes after they are arrested for drinking and driving that affect their case later on. Here are the top three mistakes people are most likely to make [Read More]

Automobile Theft Penalties in Maryland

Posted on: May 26, 2018
According to the Maryland State Police, an automobile is stolen every 45 minutes. Owners of half of all stolen vehicles left their keys inside the car, and owners of over half (60%) of all stolen vehicles left their doors unlocked. A staggering 95% of all stolen vehicles had no anti-theft devices. In Maryland, auto theft [Read More]

Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act is Passed, Allowing Maryland Prosecutors to Drudge Up Defendants’ Pasts

Posted on: April 26, 2018
Earlier this month, Maryland General Assembly a bill that allows prosecutors to drudge up the past of accused sex offenders and use it as evidence against them during trial. The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act would enable prosecutors to take “sexually assaultive behavior” and submit it to the court 90 days prior to trial. Although [Read More]

Will Reducing Maryland’s Legal BAC Limit Reduce DUI Fatalities?

Posted on: March 29, 2018
DUI Criminal defense Ocean City
For many years, the nation’s legal blood alcohol content limit, or BAC, has been 0.08%. Some states, including Maryland, have lowered the BAC for driving while impaired (DWI) charges. In Maryland, the BAC needed for a DWI is 0.07%. However, can an even lower legal BAC reduce DUI fatalities? Maryland’s DUI Statistics According to the [Read More]

Double Penalties May Be a Reality for DWI Offenders Driving with a Child Passenger

Posted on: February 28, 2018
dwi Ocean City Attorney
Wednesday, February 14th, Frederick County delegate Barrie Cilberti introduced a bill to the House Judiciary Committee that if passed, would increase the penalty for defendants convicted of driving while impaired while transporting a minor to double the current fines. The Stats Kurt Erickson, president and CEO of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, stated that “someone in [Read More]