• Can I Be Fined for Driving While Drowsy in Maryland?

    While not one of the more obvious dangers, drowsy drivers who choose to get behind the wheel are risking their own lives as well as the lives of fellow drivers. Each year, drowsy driving accounts for about 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 fatalities, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). These crashes led to […]

  • Are Adults Exempt from Maryland’s Backseat Seat Belt Laws?

    No matter where you ride in a car, there is always a danger of getting injured in an accident. These dangers are only increased when you are not wearing a seatbelt. In fact, of the 543 car accident fatalities 2021, 80 of those involved passengers and not just the drivers, according to data from the […]

  • How to Avoid a DUI in Maryland This Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a time for celebration and festive gatherings with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also a time of year where the number of DUI arrests increases. So many people are attending holiday parties and dinners, often deciding to have a drink or two. While there’s nothing wrong with having a drink, consuming […]

  • How Common Is Drunk Driving on New Year’s Eve?

    Although New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting holidays, it is also a notorious day for accidents. In 2019, 28% of traffic fatalities were due to alcohol-impaired drivers, but this number jumps to 36% of traffic fatalities during this end-of-year holiday. At the Law Office of Hillel Traub, our experienced DUI attorneys know […]

  • What Happens If You Fail to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle in Maryland?

    Many people might wonder what happens if they fail to move over for an emergency vehicle in Maryland, and the truth is that someone could face misdemeanor charges for such a failure. Maryland has a “Move Over” traffic law that applies to emergency vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, tow trucks, and other types of service vehicles. […]

  • 5 Examples of Reckless Driving in Maryland

    Being pulled over and accused of committing a traffic violation can be an intimidating prospect for anyone. That can be especially true when a motorist is charged with a misdemeanor offense like reckless driving. At the Law Office of Hillel Traub, we’ve represented clients charged with various examples of reckless driving in Maryland. Our experienced […]

  • What Is Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law?

    It’s natural for bystanders to worry about lending aid after a car crash or other type of accident in a society where facing a personal injury lawsuit is a possibility. Nobody’s fear of being sued should ever interfere with them being able to render well-intentioned aid if someone else is injured. That’s one reason the […]

  • What to Expect When You Attend an MVA Hearing for DUI in Maryland

    What to Expect When You Attend an MVA Hearing for DUI in Maryland

    Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes the consequences are severe and can drastically change our lives. When a person is caught driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), their life can suddenly turn upside down. In Maryland, anyone driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher can be charged with a DUI. The severity […]

  • 4 Defense Strategies to Use During an MVA Hearing for a Maryland License Suspension

    4 Defense Strategies to Use During an MVA Hearing for a Maryland License Suspension

    Whether your license was suspended due to a DUI charge or another criminal offense, an inability to drive can significantly impact your life. There are three people present — the accused, their attorney, and the administrative law judge. This makes the case intimate, and you’re given the opportunity to defend yourself. While an MVA hearing […]

  • Is It Necessary to Add My Teen Driver to My Insurance?

    Is It Necessary to Add My Teen Driver to My Insurance?

    While your teenager may feel excited about their driver’s license and can’t wait to get out on the road, as a parent, you may feel anxious about the financial challenges and dangers out on the road. Not only are young drivers inexperienced and more likely to get into accidents, but they also need insurance in […]