• You’re in a Car Accident with a Marlyand Police Officer. Now What?

    You’re in a Car Accident with a Marlyand Police Officer. Now What?

    Over 5,000 passengers and onlookers have been fatally injured in police chases since 1979, including the elderly, young children, and teenage drivers. Thousands more have suffered traumatic injuries getting into a car accident caused by a reckless police chase. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident with a police […]

  • Maryland Rescinds Suspensions for Red-Light Violators

    Maryland Rescinds Suspensions for Red-Light Violators

    Six counties in the State of Maryland, including Baltimore and 22 other jurisdictions, have implemented red-light camera programs that require violators to pay fines up to $100. All drivers within these jurisdictions who violate traffic signals and receive a ticket due to red-light cameras risk their vehicle registration being suspended if they fail to pay […]

  • DUI or DWI: Which is Worse in Maryland?

    DUI or DWI: Which is Worse in Maryland?

    People often use DUI and DWI interchangeably, but the two offenses are not the same in Maryland. DUIs and DWIs refer to quite different violations, and both have unique penalties. In short, a DWI is a less severe offense than a DUI. The following text provides further insight into why DUIs are worse, along with […]

  • Is It Illegal to Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Maryland?

    Is It Illegal to Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Maryland?

    When you’re driving and you see flashing blue lights appear behind your vehicle, it can be an intimidating experience for any Maryland driver. If the police officer begins asking whether you’ve had anything to drink, the experience becomes especially alarming. When law enforcement suspects that you’re driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they […]

  • considering jury trial for dui

    Considering a Jury Trial to Fight a DUI in Maryland

    Driving under the influence is a serious traffic offense that may lead to significant penalties, such as jail time and steep fines, and the possibility of taking a mandated DUI course and installing an ignition interlock device. People caught driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated (DWI) also face license suspension. A DUI charge […]

  • must appear offenses in maryland

    What Are the “Must Appear” Offenses in Maryland Traffic Laws

    Traffic offenses in Maryland vary in severity, and there are different ways to resolve each one. Some traffic offenses carry severe penalties that may include jail time, while others warrant a small fine. A payable traffic offense, for example, would be handled much differently than a must appear offense. Because circumstances vary for each case, […]

  • Maryland Lawmaker Warns Real ID Requirements May Lead to License Confiscation

    Were you issued a Real ID by the state of Maryland? It turns out that some Real IDs may not be compliant with federal requirements due to a miscommunication between state and federal officials. If your license is confiscated by police at a traffic stop, here’s what you should know. What is a Real ID? […]

  • 4th of july car accident

    Spike in Drunk Driving Arrests During Fourth of July

    Drunk driving accidents are often catastrophic for victims and their families. DUI crashes are entirely preventable, yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shares that about 30 people die every day in an auto accident that involves alcohol. The Fourth of July is one of the deadliest and most dangerous holidays for DUI fatalities. According […]

  • Maryland implied consent law for dui

    What Does Maryland’s Implied Consent Law Mean for DUI?

    Being pulled over for DUI in Maryland is a nerve-wracking experience that can present a number of questions. If you’re stopped for DUI, do you have the option to avoid a chemical test to determine your BAC, or blood alcohol content? What are your rights during a DUI investigation? Why did the law enforcement officer […]

  • supreme court ruling makes police stops easier

    New Supreme Court Ruling Makes Pulling You Over Easier for Police

    It has long been too easy for police officers to stop drivers on the highway, even without sufficient reason to believe a violation occurred. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling has made these traffic stops now even more accessible for law enforcement. On April 6, an 8 to 1 Senate majority ruled that a police […]