The outcome of a DUI case is largely dependent upon how you handle your defense strategy. You might find it interesting that your defense strategy actually begins when you first come into contact with the law enforcement officers who suspect you are driving under the influence of alcohol. At that point, you should do your best to exercise the rights that you have been given through the United States Constitution.
A Gaithersburg teen has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges that stem from an alleged drunk driving accident that injured one person and killed two people in June of 2015. That teen, who is now 19 years old, was preparing for an upcoming jury trial when he decided to plead guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter. The other charges against him have been dropped.
Drunk driving charges are often the direct result of failing to think things through when you should. If you are going to a party that you know will include alcohol, you should make sure that you have a plan for getting home. If you don't plan ahead and end up driving home, you might end up facing criminal charges.
Some people who are convicted of a drunk driving charge might have to go through a 12-hour course known as the Alcohol Education Program. The AEP is required for people who are trying to get a driver's license after a revocation for an alcohol-related offense. Some people will have to take the course if they were referred by an Administrative Law Judge or a District Court judge. Anyone who has to take the course will get a notice from the Motor Vehicle Administration letting them know they have been referred.
In our recent blog post, we discussed how you can avoid a drunk driving arrest during the holiday season. The advice that we offered is good advice if you aren't already facing charges, but what if you are facing criminal charges for driving drunk? If you are facing a DWI or DUI, we can help you explore your options for a defense.
Drunk driving is something that can ruin a good night. If you have some parties planned for this winter holiday season, taking steps to avoid having to drive drunk is the best way that you can avoid facing criminal charges and penalties for driving drunk.
When most people think of a defense to criminal charges, they imagine a claim of innocence. In the case of a drunk driving defense, claims of innocence might not be a defense option that you are comfortable with. Instead, you might opt to use an affirmative defense instead of claiming that you weren't the one who was drinking and driving on the night in question.
When most people think of drivers who are driving under the influence, they might automatically think about drivers who have consumed alcohol. It is also possible to be charged with driving under the influence if a person is under the influence of drugs while he or she is driving.
The story of the female Episcopal bishop who was facing criminal charges after a drunk driving accident that killed a man is one that has continued to keep people here in Maryland enthralled. The woman has entered into a plea agreement that could land her behind bars. The prosecutors are asking that she be sentenced to 20 years with all but 10 years suspended.
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.