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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.

Alleged bad behavior gets Maryland man in trouble with the law

When emotions run high because of upsetting events, people might turn to drinking. If things get too bad during the events that are occurring, the person might decide that it is best to leave the location. For someone who has been drinking, getting behind the wheel might not be smart, but in some cases, it is the only way to get out of a bad situation. Maryland residents might be interested in learning about a case in which a man is said to have been driving at a high rate of speed when leaving a disturbance.

Maryland woman faces DUI charges after pedestrian-car accident

Almost everyone in Maryland is aware that consuming alcohol and then driving a vehicle isn't a good idea. There are some instances, however, in which drivers may decide that it is necessary. One 23-year-old woman is facing charges for her alleged role in a fatal Maryland accident.

Drunk driving saturation increase on holiday weekends in Maryland

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.

Two arrests in same location on DUI charges

Suspicion of DUI is a serious offense and it should not be treated lightly. A drunk driving charge can disrupt a person's life, while a conviction can cause even more inconvenience. Depending on the severity of the offense, a person could have to pay fines, court costs, partake in community service, lose their license or even face a jail sentence. Whether you live in Gaithersburg or Waldorf, it's an experience everyone should really try to avoid.

Maryland court rules alcohol smell grounds for license suspension

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 teens charged after blowing up mailboxes

Police took three teenage boys into custody in Anne Arundel County after they allegedly blew up mailboxes. Police began to receive numerous emergency calls around 1 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. Callers were reporting possible shots heard in Davidsonville in the 1500 block of Patuxent Manor Road.

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