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What are driving restrictions after a DWI conviction in Maryland?

There are certain things that people expect to happen if they are convicted of a drunk driving offense. Some people might expect to have to pay fines or go to a treatment program. Some might even know that they are likely to have their driver's license suspended or revoked after they are convicted. There are some instances in Maryland in which a person who is convicted of drunk driving might face certain driving restrictions.

DUI charges require firm representation in Maryland

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.

Drunk driving charge and more for bishop in hit-and-run crash

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.

Alcohol test refusal can lead to penalties in Maryland

With the holiday season upon us, parties and other social events will occur. After these events, partygoers will have to get home or to a destination where they can sleep off the alcohol. As most of our readers know, driving after drinking alcohol is illegal in Maryland. Contrary to what some people believe, you can't just refuse to take tests for alcohol impairment in order to avoid a ticket. Failing to take alcohol tests can result in very serious consequences.

DUI charges can ruin your holidays if you don't take precautions

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.

Outcomes vary with drunk driving charges in Maryland

We discussed a case last week that had to do with the Maryland "Top Chef" contestant who pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge and didn't have to serve time in jail. If you are thinking to yourself that he must be one lucky guy, you might wonder how he ended up with the sentence he did. One answer to that might be that the man had a strong defense.

DUI charge ends without jail time for Maryland restaurateur

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.

What should I know about a drunk driving charge?

Nobody usually expects that his or her life will be changed by a drunk driving charge. The reality is that people have to face these types of charges each day in Maryland. When you are facing a drunk driving charge, you might have some questions about what various things mean. Getting answers to these questions can help you to make sure that you understand your charges and the possible consequences.

Fatal Maryland hit-and-run leads to drunk driving charges

A woman was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident that recently took place near the campus of the University of Maryland. She was just 21 years old. The police have now arrested the man that they believe to be responsible, and they believe that he may have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

No rights to speak to an attorney before alcohol test in Maryland

People are only humans and humans make mistakes. When some people get caught in the midst of a serious mistake, their first inclination might be to contact an attorney to determine how to get out of the mess they are in. Sadly, for some Maryland residents, being able to contact an attorney isn't allowed any longer before submitting to a blood-alcohol test that could lead to a drunk driving arrest.

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