Drunk driving charges in Maryland can place accused individuals in serious jeopardy and result in significant consequences and penalties for accused individuals if convicted. This is especially true for those who hold a public position or are otherwise in the public eye. For example, in a Maryland community approximately two hours east of the Silver Spring area, a candidate for County Clerk of the Circuit Court for the local county was charged with driving under the influence.
In some circumstances, possessing a gun can lead to criminal charges. Therefore, it is helpful for people in Maryland to understand some basics of both state and federal gun laws.
Sometimes people may not think of white collar crime as serious but white collar criminal charges are serious criminal charges and can carry potentially significant consequences for accused individuals. The term white collar crime refers to a variety of different crimes but typically all are motivated by the desire for financial gain and deceit is commonly used in the commission of them.
A recent post here discussed what can happen in Maryland if an individual is accused of driving under the influence and fails or refuses a breath test to determine their blood alcohol content level. There is a complex set of potential penalties and consequences that can result from a drunk driving charge. Different consequences can result from a breath test refusal or a failed breath test, so it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with what those are.
When an individual has been pulled over by police for drunk driving, it is important that they understand what happens next and their rights. In Maryland, a breath test refusal, or failing a breath test, may result in the loss of the individual's driver's license. The police officer will confiscate the individual's driver's license and issue a temporary paper license. If the individual's driver's license has been confiscated by police, they may be authorized to drive using the temporary license.