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Factors that affect your BAC

As the holidays approach, so do more opportunities to consume alcohol in celebration. You are probably well prepared for such events, planning to have a designated driver or use a ride service to get you home safely. You may even think you are fine to drive because you only had a few drinks and do not exhibit signs of intoxication.

Defenses for noise violation charges in Ocean City, Maryland

Neighbors can become your greatest friends or your worst enemies, or even remain complete strangers. Regardless of your relationships with those who live or vacation near you, it is not uncommon for them to accuse you of some illegal activity or nuisance sometime.

3 tips for reducing your road rage

There is an important distinction between seeing responding defensively and with fury when you notice poor driving. You might be tempted to honk your horn or tailgate another driver out of spite. It is crucial to remember the dangers of aggressive driving and road rage. According to a report by ABC News, angry driving can be deadly

DUI stops and field sobriety tests

If an officer stops you in Maryland because he or she suspects you of DUI, a field sobriety test is likely to form part of the stop. There are several tests designed to gauge the impairment of your basic functions were.

How accurate are Breathalyzers?

If you drink alcohol before getting behind the wheel and a police officer pulls you over and believes you are drunk, he or she will likely try to assess your level of impairment using a device called a Breathalyzer. Breathalyzers estimate your blood alcohol content, and if yours is above the legal limit, you may face a charge of driving under the influence.

Penalties for drugged driving in Maryland

Just as drinking alcohol before getting behind the wheel can hinder your ability to drive, smoking marijuana may do the same. Though recreational marijuana has become legal in a number of states, Maryland is not, to date, among them, and even states that have legalized cannabis for recreational purposes have laws against driving while under the influence of it.

Penalties for Maryland’s repeat DUI offenders

If law enforcement officials pull you over and you are subsequently convicted of drinking and driving in Maryland, you can expect some considerable penalties. As you might assume, these penalties tend to increase in terms of severity if you have committed the same offense before, so it is important that you understand the state’s penalties for repeat offenders who drive under the influence.

Maryland’s drug offenders need treatment, not incarceration

If you ever served time in a Maryland penitentiary, then you may be aware of just how many drug offenders occupy those prison beds. Overcrowding is a serious problem at prisons across the nation, and communities have enacted new procedures and programs aimed at reducing overcrowding while treating what is often the root of the problem: drug addiction.  

What happens if you leave the scene of a car accident in Maryland

There are so many causes of vehicular accidents that sometimes it is impossible to prevent one from happening. When you are responsible for an accident, it can catch you by surprise, leading to panic, anxiety and rash decisions. You may end up fleeing the scene due to fear.

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