When you are facing drunk driving charges, your world might seem dark. In those days, it is vital that you have the representation you need to protect your good name. One person in Maryland is now facing charges that will likely mean that she needs a very strong defense. The woman was driving a bus when other drivers on the roadways called 911 to report a bus swerving all over the road.
In our last post, we discussed the Episcopal bishop who is facing serious charges because of a drunk driving accident. It is alleged that she killed someone and then fled the scene of the accident. The charges she is facing are very serious charges. Despite the severity of those charges, she is presumed innocent until she is found guilty. We know that some of our Maryland residents can empathize with her plight. We understand that facing those types of charges are very serious.
Anyone who drives on the Maryland roadways has the responsibility to drive in a safe manner. People who fail to do so and those who are perceived as not driving safely might end up facing criminal charges. For those people, presenting a defense against the criminal charges becomes necessary because of the severity of the consequences in this state. One Episcopal bishop is learning all about the importance of defending herself in court.
Before you head out to a party or family gathering where alcohol will be served, you should take a few minutes to think about how you will get home. By preparing ahead of time, you might save yourself from having to deal with the criminal justice system. The last thing most people want to deal with over the holiday season is seeing the flashing lights of law enforcement behind them, especially when the driver has been drinking and will likely end up in jail.
By now, readers of our blog know that we understand that mistakes happen. We know that facing drunk driving charges is something that no driver ever wants to face. Sometimes, the horror of facing those charges becomes a reality. For a 2009 contestant on "Top Chef," facing drunk driving charges could have been a lot worse.
When a holiday occurs, some people decide to celebrate the holiday by drinking alcoholic beverages. For some people, it might be necessary to drive somewhere after enjoying alcohol. If the alcohol is affecting that person's driving abilities, they might end up in an accident. Maryland State Police are trying to stop that from happening by increasing enforcement efforts on holiday weekends, such as the St. Patrick's Day weekend that recently passed.
Imagine if you were stopped for a routine traffic violation by a police officer. Now, imagine that the officer claims to smell alcohol in your vehicle. In the heat of the moment, you opt to decline a standard field sobriety test. Now, you learn that your driving privileges might be suspended for 120 days. For one man in Maryland, that is exactly what is happening.
Maryland residents may be interested in the development of new mobile products that test blood-alcohol content. The National Transportation Safety Board's recent recommendation to drop the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 has fueled interest in mobile blood alcohol testing devices. Larger alcohol-testing instruments like the ones use by police can cost up to $10,000. However, the newer, mobile models sell for as little as $30, making them easily accessible.