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DUI vs DWI: How Are They Different?

Despite the two terms referring to different things, many people use DUI and DWI interchangeably. In the state of Maryland, the two offenses have a lot in common. Both DWI and DUI are very serious charges. If convicted, it could have a permanent impact on your life, both personally and professionally. Working with the right lawyer from the beginning is essential.


How Could a DUI Conviction Affect Your Future?

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Being charged with a DUI is serious, but being convicted of one can have permanent consequences for your career, your driving privileges, and many other aspects of your life. Unlike some other driving-related charges that might lead to a temporary license suspension or a few points on your license, a DUI conviction can interfere with your day-to-day life in a much more serious way. How could a conviction impact your future?


The Difference Between a DUI Charge and Conviction

Being charged with a DUI can be scary, even if you feel that you didn’t do anything wrong and believe that you were not breaking the law. However, there is an important distinction between a DUI charge and a DUI conviction. What are the differences between the two, and how can either shape your future? 


Three Important Choices Criminal Traffic Offense Defendants Must Make

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Have you been charged with a criminal traffic offense? You are not alone, as many people deal with criminal traffic offenses in the state of Maryland every year. However, it isn’t always obvious what the best path forward for you is. What are some of the important decisions that you must make as a defendant in your criminal traffic case?


When Do Most DUI Arrests and Crashes Occur?

One of the biggest dangers facing drivers and pedestrians is drunk drivers. Even if you are doing everything right and react appropriately, you could still be harmed by someone who is driving under the influence. When you are trying to avoid accidents and the risk of sharing the road with drunk drivers, it’s good to understand when most DUI arrests and crashes occur.


3 Myths Surrounding Maryland DUI Law

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There are many myths and urban legends surrounding DUI convictions. With over one million DUI arrests made per year, some misinformation is bound to be spread over time. In the aftermath of an arrest, it’s critical to differentiate between these myths and the truth in the interest of securing the best possible outcome for your case. As such, let’s observe the most common misconceptions surrounding Maryland DUI law.


What Constitutes a Criminal Traffic Offense?

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There is a wide range of traffic offenses in the state of Maryland, each with a variety of consequences scaled to the severity of the corresponding offense. Regardless of whether you were involved in a minor infraction or have been accused of a more serious offense, there is no question that anxiety can creep in during the aftermath of a traffic related offense. In this blog, we outline the consequences associated with each level of traffic offenses, and steps you can take to keep those consequences at a minimum.


The Ultimate Guide to Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a serious issue across the United States. The NHTSA reports that 26,000 lives were lost from distracted drivers between 2012 and 2019 alone. In the interest of protecting yourself and everyone else on the road, we’ve created this guide to avoid distracted driving complications.


What Happens if an Underaged Individual is Charged with DUI in Maryland?

We’ve covered the consequences of driving under the influence previously on our blog, but certain circumstances can alter the aftermath of the charge significantly. In this blog post, we circle back and outline exactly what happens when a minor is charged with DUI.


What is a Moving Traffic Violation

Traffic violations are among the most common offenses across the state of Maryland. That’s because there is such a large spectrum of traffic violations. While an individual with dangerous driving tendencies could easily receive a major traffic violation, a driver with a perfect record who made a one-off mistake could just as easily be charged a minor offense. Because there are so many types of traffic violations, we’ll be focusing on one of them in this blog: moving traffic violations.