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Maryland man arrested on DUI charges after traffic stop

Drunk driving charges are serious and carry potentially serious penalties and consequences. In a Maryland community southeast of the Silver Spring area a man was recently arrested on drunk driving charges. Following the traffic stop, the man is facing multiple DUI charges including a failure to have a required ignition interlock device. According to authorities, they were patrolling when they noticed a vehicle swerve over the center line. Authorities reported that when they pulled the 41-year old man over, he had an open container of beer in his vehicle.

Maryland political candidate charged with DUI

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.

How long will my driver's license be suspended for a DUI?

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.

The consequences of breath test refusal in Maryland

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.

High school principal charged with DUI in Maryland

This blog recently discussed potential penalties and consequences of drunk driving charges which can have a tremendous impact on the everyday life of an accused individual. In a Maryland community a couple of hours from the Silver Spring area, a catholic high school principal was recently arrested on several DUI charges.

Penalties and consequences of a DUI in Maryland

Individuals facing drunk driving charges face both criminal penalties and administrative sanctions which can be serious. It is important to know how to combat these charges and to understand the potential penalties and consequences faced when accused of drunk driving. Criminal penalties can include jail time and fines and administrative penalties can include driver's license suspension and revocation. The potential penalties and consequences, of course, can have a significant impact on the accused individual professionally, personally and financially.

Are standardized field sobriety tests reliable?

Many of our previous posts here have addressed the severe nature of consequences that accompany a DUI charge in Maryland. For starters, there is the prospect of being placed in jail in the immediate aftermath of the arrest, which could jeopardize a person's employment. Then, there is the likelihood of an automatic license suspension. And then, if the case leads to a conviction, a defendant could be subjected to court supervision through a term of probation, which can include restrictions on a person's liberties.

Take the right approach to drunk driving charges in Maryland

When Maryland residents are arrested on drunk driving charges, they may think it is too late to mount a defense to the charge. After all, they have already been cuffed and processed at the jail, right? Wrong. While anyone would likely feel embarrassed or distraught in the immediate aftermath of being arrested, this is no time to lose hope about the prospects of defending against the charges.

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