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 […]

Will my Maryland probation be violated for a minor traffic offense?

In Maryland, one of the standard conditions of probation require that you incur no “serious” motor vehicle offenses. This is a fancy way of saying “don’t get convicted of any traffic offenses that carry jail time.” Therefore, a speeding ticket, seat belt violation, stop sign violation, etc. is not likely to violate a probation in […]

My License is Suspended, How Do I Fix It?

As a Maryland traffic ticket attorney, I get this question multiple times a week. The answer is that it depends on the reason for the suspension. More often than not, it is an unpaid ticket. If this is the issue, you have to get the citation number (s) for your ticket (s), and pay it […]

Should I Take The Breathalzyer Test in Maryland?

You’ve been pulled over by the police in Maryland, you may have had a few drinks (or not), and now you’ve been asked to take a breathalyzer test. Should you consent? In Maryland you can REFUSE to take the test if requested by the police officer. If you refuse to take the test, however, here […]

The Importance of an Alcohol Assessment for a Maryland DUI Case

If you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI in Maryland, an alcohol assessment is an important component to your case.  An alcohol assessment is usually a process whereby a professional evaluates you and determines if you are an alcohol abuser and what course of action you should pursue (treatment, education classes, etc.). An assessment is […]

Why “Over-Treament” Can Hurt Your Maryland Accident Case

Getting the “right” amount of treatment for your injuries is a balancing act.  You certainly don’t want to get too little treatment or stop treatment before your injuries have resolved. On the other hand, it is not wise to “over treat” or get unecessary treatment. Insurance companies will try to punish you for over-treatment, which […]

Why You May Need A Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

In Maryland, even if the other party admits fault following a car accident, your struggles are not over. You still have to deal with your insurance company, the other driver’s insurance company, and possible long-term complications from injuries that you may not have noticed at the time of the crash. Most likely, the insurance companies […]

Why Paying A Maryland Traffic Ticket May Not Be A Good Idea

As a Maryland traffic violation lawyer, I have noticed that too many of my clients are simply paying their traffic citations. Most of the time, this is not a great idea. When you pay the ticket, you are AUTOMATICALLY going to get a conviction on your Maryland traffic record and all of the points. Points […]