Can I Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test or a Portable Breath Test?

If you are stopped by a police officer while driving and are suspected to be under the influence, you might be asked to submit to a field sobriety test and to other tests that will determine the amount of alcohol in your bloodstream. The officer will observe how you handle the physical tests. Generally, the […]

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Facing a DWI Charge in Maryland?

Maryland takes impaired driving seriously. In fact, in October 2016, Maryland made changes to its drunk driving laws that included increased penalties and increased participation in the program requiring that a device be placed on a car that won’t allow the vehicle to start if the amount of alcohol in the driver’s bloodstream measures more […]

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What Are the Penalties for A DUI Charge in Maryland?

Drinking and driving is a public health and safety issue. Over the past five years, impaired drivers have accounted for roughly one third of all roadway deaths in Maryland, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.  On average, there are 7,884 impaired driving crashes statewide, resulting in 171 fatalities and 4,026 injuries every year. But, […]

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Boating Under the Influence, Boating While Intoxicated in Maryland Penalties

With access to the Chesapeake Bay and numerous waterways, boating is a common summer activity for Maryland residents. Sailing or powerboating on a hot summer day often involves cold drinks including water, beer and wine. Although recreational boating often involves drinking while driving the boat, boating under the influence and boating while intoxicated is illegal […]

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Study Says City Living is Safer than Country Living

Baltimore City and other big city residents might be a bit skeptical about the findings of this study; but, if you’re thinking about chucking city life for the peace and contentment of life far away from the maddening crowds, you might want to reconsider. You may be safer living in the city than the country, […]

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