In Maryland, how long do points stay on my traffic record?

As a Maryland traffic violation attorney, my main concern is keeping the points off my client’s record. As most people know, enough points can suspend your Maryland driver’s license, but even one or two points can raise your insurance premiums and negatively impact your employment. Therefore, a clean traffic record in Maryland is very valuable. […]

Maryland Provisional Driver’s License: Convictions

Maryland traffic citatons are treated differently with regards to a Maryland provisional license. In Maryland, if you have a provisional driver’s license and receive a PBJ (probation before judgment), the Maryland MVA will consider that a conviction. If you have a “full” driver’s license, however, a PBJ is not considered a conviction for purposes of […]

Maryland Reckless Driving Attorney

According to Section 21-901.1 of the Maryland traffic code, a person is guilty of “Reckless Driving” if he drives a motor vehicle: 1. In wanton or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property; or 2. In a manner that indicates a wanton and or willful disregard for the safety of persons or property. […]

In Maryland, what is DUI per se?

In Maryland, DUI per se simply means that the Defendant was given a breathalyzer test and had a B.A.C. (blood alcohol content) of .08 or above. Unless the accuracy of the reading is sucessfully challenged, a judge or jury could convict a Defendant solely on the basis of that reading. Therefore, even if the Defendant […]

I received a PBJ for my Maryland DUI, can it be expunged?

If you recieve a PBJ (“probation before judgment”) for a DUI in Maryland, it cannot be expunged. When you receive a PBJ for a Maryland DUI or DWI case, it is unlike receiving a PBJ for a criminal case. In a Maryland criminal case, you may be eligible for expungement within three years of receiving […]

In Maryland, what’s the difference between DUI and DWI?

In Maryland, the crime of “drunk driving” is distinguished by the level of impairment. DWI means “driving while impaired.” The maximum penalty is sixty days in jail (and 8 points). DUI means “driving under the influence.” The maximum penalty for a DUI is one year in jail (and 12 points). Obviously, DUI is the more […]