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 […]

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 […]

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 […]