• What Does SIU Mean in Accident Claims?

    In the realm of insurance and accident claims, navigating through the acronyms and industry jargon can often be akin to deciphering a complex code. One such acronym that frequently surfaces is SIU. SIU, or Special Investigation Unit, plays a crucial role in the insurance industry, particularly when claims raise suspicions of fraud or deceptive activities. […]

  • Determining Fault When Both Drivers Are Being Reckless

    Distracting, aggressive, or dangerous acts committed while driving contribute to numerous crashes on Maryland roadways. When both parties of an accident behaved recklessly at the time of the crash, determining who was truly at fault is a complex challenge. Understanding the dynamics in these scenarios is vital for anyone involved in an accident where both […]

  • Understanding the Penalties for Failure to Produce a License in Maryland

    If you are in the driver’s seat of a moving vehicle, you must produce a valid driver’s license by request during a routine traffic stop in Maryland. Failure to comply with this obligation can have far-reaching consequences, impacting various facets of your life. Whether it results in a citation, court appearances, or even the suspension […]

  • Is Brake Checking Illegal in Maryland?

    Maryland’s roadways can be a breeding ground for tension and impatience among drivers. In our stop-and-go traffic, it is not uncommon to witness behaviors like brake checking. Unfortunately, these maneuvers can turn what would otherwise be a routine commute into a hazardous situation – but is it against the law? If you have found yourself […]

  • A Guide to Maryland’s Teen Driving Laws

    Getting a driver’s license is a milestone that many teens look forward to, but parents may feel a mixture of pride and worry as their children gain more independence. For Maryland parents and teens, it’s important to know Maryland’s driving laws, including the state’s rookie driver program, motorcycle regulations, and drinking and driving policy. This […]

  • Should You Video Your Interactions With Maryland Police Officers?

    If you are stopped at a DUI checkpoint or pulled over by the police in Maryland, it’s important to understand your rights to record your police interactions and how doing so can benefit you and your case. Like many states, Maryland recognizes your right to record law enforcement in public spaces under certain conditions. Having […]

  • When Can a Police Officer Pull You Over in Maryland?

    When driving in Maryland, you may worry about being pulled over and wonder when a traffic stop is legal. According to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, law enforcement must have reasonable suspicion before pulling you over. When they do, they cannot prolong the stop or look for other violations. Our knowledgeable lawyer at […]

  • Can You Request an Independent Blood Test After Receiving DUI Charges in Maryland?

    If you have been charged with a DUI in Maryland, you will receive breath testing to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC). During this time, you have the right to request an independent blood test. The results from this test can be crucial in contesting your charges. The experienced lawyer at The Law Office of […]

  • What is a Failure to Comply Suspension in Maryland?

    In Maryland, a failure to comply suspension refers to a legal penalty imposed on drivers who do not adhere to specific requirements set by the courts or state agencies. This can arise from various scenarios, such as not promptly requesting a trial, not paying traffic fines, or neglecting to follow through with court-ordered mandates. Understanding […]

  • Potential Defenses for Driving With a Suspended CDL License

    If you face charges for driving with a suspended commercial driver’s license (CDL), it is important to understand the potential defenses that may be available to you. Driving on a suspended CDL is a serious offense, often carrying penalties like fines, additional license suspension, or even incarceration. However, there are specific circumstances and legal arguments […]