Baltimore DUI Information Articles

How Do Drugs Factor into DUI & DWI Charges?

Driving under the influence of alcohol is not the only way an individual can be arrested for a DUI—a DUID, or driving under the influence of drugs, should also be of concern to Maryland drivers. Here, the legal professionals at ENLawyers explain how drugs factor into...

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Understanding DUI Law Before Fourth of July Celebrations

Understanding DUI Law Before Fourth of July Celebrations

The Fourth of July is a patriotic holiday filled with firework spreads, picnics, parties—and the consumption of alcohol. Here, the legal experts at ENLawyers explain Maryland DUI law, so revelers can have fun responsibly. The Fourth of July allows Americans to...

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How to Prevent Car Accidents in Ice and Snow

How to Prevent Car Accidents in Ice and Snow

Unprepared driving is dangerous driving, especially in the wintertime. Do not hit the road until you know how to handle driving in snow and ice. Winter driving does not need to be a stressful or dangerous experience. While you are not able to control every winter...

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Warrants Now Required for BAC Blood Testing

In June, the United States Supreme Court ruled that under certain circumstances, police will be required to obtain a warrant to test the blood alcohol content of motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. This ruling was passed down as a result of...

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What to Know About DUI Checkpoints

What to Know About DUI Checkpoints

DUI checkpoints are becoming more common, especially around holidays such as Labor Day, New Year’s Eve and St. Patrick’s Day. Thus it is important that drivers understand their rights in the event that they encounter one of these roadblocks. It is always important to...

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Field Sobriety Tests and Your Rights

Field Sobriety Tests and Your Rights

If you are pulled over on the suspicion of being intoxicated, a police officer will likely request that you take a field sobriety test. This test is used to assess if there is cause to detain someone for driving under the influence. The attorneys at The Law Offices of...

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Hogan Proposed New Ignition Interlock Legislation

On November 6, 2015, Governor Larry Hogan announced a proposal for new Ignition Interlock Legislation, which would expand the criteria for those permitted to participate in the program. What is the Ignition Interlock Program? Since 1989, the Maryland Motor Vehicle...

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ENLawyers Guide to Maryland Drunk Driving Laws

ENLawyers Guide to Maryland Drunk Driving Laws

ENLawyers Guide to Maryland Drunk Driving Laws Maryland Drunk Driving Laws & FAQs The ENLawyers provide you with commonly asked DUI questions and information on Maryland drunk driving laws… Maryland Driver with Out of State DUI If you received a DUI or DWI in...

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DUI v. DWI – What is the Difference?

Summer may be over, but it is important that you have fun and enjoy yourself while the weather is still nice. However, it is more important to be mindful of how much alcohol you have consumed before getting behind the wheel. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving...

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Is a DUI or DWI grounds for Deportation?

Is a DUI or DWI grounds for Deportation? Immigration law does not specify driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) as grounds for deportation or removal from the United States.  In recent months, however, DUI and DWI have become de facto...

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Baltimore DUI Lawyer: Treatment for a Repeat Offender

Baltimore DUI Lawyer: Treatment for a Repeat Offender If you have been following our Baltimore DUI rantings, you'll know that as Baltimore DUI lawyers, we place heavy emphasis on treatment in addition to defending your DUI, because not every case can be beaten...

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Baltimore County DUI: Saturation patrol v. Checkpoint

Baltimore County DUI: Saturation patrol v. Checkpoint

Many of you who read the news and our blog regularly see us posting information about DUI checkpoints and "saturation" patrols.  Courts and US Supreme Court case law generally favors the use of "saturation" patrols in Baltimore County and throughout Maryland, although...

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Maryland DUI: Why on earth do I need to go to rehab?

As Maryland DUI lawyers and Maryland Criminal Defense attorneys, we get this question at least once a week, usually for a client who has their first-time run-in with the law.  We've talked about it before, here.  Frankly, it deserves a second go-around, because the...

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Maryland DUI: Guest post on Irving & Irving, P.C.’s blog

Maryland DUI: Guest post on Irving & Irving, P.C.’s blog

We are very pleased to write a guest spot on Virginia Lawyers' Irving & Irving, P.C.'s blog.  You may recall a couple of weeks back they wrote a piece for us about a Maryland driver being charged with a Virginia DUI.  Now it's our turn... Maryland DUI + Virginia...

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Maryland DUI: DR-15 (not just for fixing squeaky doors)

Maryland DUI: DR-15 (not just for fixing squeaky doors)

If you find yourself arrested under suspicion of violating Maryland DUI laws, there are many procedures that police officers throughout the state are supposed to follow.  Generally, here is the broad strokes of them: Ask for your license and registration. Ask you to...

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Maryland DUI: Administrative defenses at the MVA hearing

Maryland DUI: Administrative defenses at the MVA hearing

As a Maryland lawyer who regularly handles Maryland DUI cases in front of the MVA, there are some important things you need to know about how the MVA hearing process works.  As outlined in this previous Maryland DUI article, an MVA hearing must be requested in a...

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Maryland DUI: A Police Officer’s Perspective

Maryland DUI: A Police Officer’s Perspective

A Maryland DUI is something that can happen to anyone.  A DUI does not discriminate based upon education, class, race, or socioeconomic status.  Because it is something that hits home for almost everyone (unless you're a teetotaler), your Maryland Lawyer gets asked...

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Maryland Lawyer: the fastest wideout can’t outrun a DUI

This Maryland Lawyer knows that by now every NFL football fan has heard that Justin Blackmonwas arrested this weekend for suspicion of DUI. Blackmon, the 5th overall NFL draft selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars, is one of the most talented wide receivers to enter...

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Maryland DUI: Disconnect between a BAC and SFST’s

Maryland DUI: Disconnect between a BAC and SFST’s

As a current Maryland lawyer and a former prosecutor who has spent hundreds of hours preparing and trying Maryland DUI cases on both the prosecution and defense sides of the table, I regularly see a problem referred to as "disconnect."  DUI Disconnect is when a person...

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Maryland Lawyer: Remaining silent, pros and cons

Remain silent and why a defendant might testify As a Maryland lawyer, let me first preface this post by saying that trial and trial tactics are more art than science.  With all art, it is subjective to the artist and to the viewer.  The important thing with the art of...

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DUI checkpoint – what is the law?

DUI checkpoint - what is the law? Recently you might have seen DUI checkpoint activity in your community.  They frequently occur at the most annoying times (like when you're on the way home from a great St. Patty's Day party).  This past New Year's Eve, I personally...

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DUI Breathalyzer Test: To blow, or not to blow:

To blow, or not to blow, that is the question. I was having lunch today with another Baltimore lawyer.  He primarily practices divorce and family law.  He made the interesting comment that it is very difficult to practice other types of law besides family and divorce...

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Maryland DUI Law Diet: The Atkinson factors

Picture yourself at a party getting ready to leave. You want to drive home. It's late. You had a few drinks, and are pretty tired. When you got behind the wheel, you thought you were OK to make it a few miles home.  While you're driving, you realize you probably...

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Getting a DUI in your own driveway

Getting a DUI in your own driveway

Is it possible to get a DUI in your own driveway or on your own property? As crazy as it sounds, the answer is yes. According to two cases, one from 1994 and one from earlier this year, you are subjected to both criminal and administrative penalties from any incident...

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