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DUIs in Maryland: FAQ
DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, unfortunately, are unaware of what our rights are or what possible defenses could potentially be used in our favor when facing such ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • Maryland Man Charged with DUI, Not Having Interlock Device

      Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are a part of many Marylanders' lives. Under the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 ("Noah's Law") people convicted ...

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    • Why Breathalyzer Results Aren't Always Accurate

      Many Marylanders are arrested for DUI based, at least in part, on the results of a Breathalyzer test. These handheld tools use sensor technologies to ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • Understanding Maryland's Gun Laws

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • DUIs in Maryland: FAQ

      A DUI is a serious charge and, if convicted, the consequences can impact your life from both a legal and personal standpoint. Many of us, ...

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    • Retroactive Application of Sex Offender Registration Reversed

      The Maryland Court of Appeals recently ruled that the retroactive application of Maryland's sex offender registration law violated the Maryland ...

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    • Plan Your Defense Carefully When You Are Facing Theft Charges

      Facing theft charges can affect almost every aspect of your life. In some cases, finding employment will be difficult with a theft arrest or ...

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      While many may consider shoplifting to be a minor crime, individuals charged with the crime should take the situation seriously. This is because the ...

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    • When Your Child Is Caught Shoplifting

      It's a frightening thing to get a call from the police. "Your daughter Eve has been charged with shoplifting." Eve was at the mall with friends, and ...

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      For some people, the fines and fees that come with traffic tickets can be a mere nuisance. On the other hand, if you are struggling to make ends meet, ...

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    • Can You Get in Trouble for Tailgating Another Driver?

      Tailgating, or following too closely, is a form of aggressive driving and can get you in trouble in Maryland. For example, you could receive a traffic ...

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    • 3 Tips for Getting out of a Speeding Ticket

      When a cop pulls you over for speeding, what you do has a huge impact on what happens next. Whether the encounter ends with a stern warning or an ...

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      Facing assault and battery charges is something that can affect your future. These charges are often considered violent, and they can prevent you from ...

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