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Maryland DUI Law – New Interlock Ignition Bill Waiting on House Approval

As the legal career of a dedicated Maryland DUI lawyer revolves around representing people who have been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, it is important to make the public aware of any new changes in state legislation that could potentially affect these cases. Recently introduced legislation would mandate that all individuals convicted of a DUI install an interlock ignition system into their vehicle as part of their sentence.

The interlock technology forces a motorist to blow into a breathalyzer system that would prevent the car from starting if the results registered over the legal limit. However, amendments were added allowing an exemption from this requirement for defendants who received probation before judgment in their DUI case.

Before the legislation can become law it must pass through the Maryland House of Representatives. And, as of last Friday, the bill remained in the House Judiciary Committee for deliberation. The group in charge of reviewing the bill is currently debating proposals only requiring those with blood alcohol content results registering between .12 and .15 to have the interlock system. Although these figures are well above the legal driving limit in the State of Maryland, the proposed changes would create a new category of “one sip over the line,” making it easier for those convicted of a DUI to regain their personal liberties and freedoms after fulfilling their sentence.

Being accused of driving while intoxicated is a difficult and strenuous process for anyone to go through, regardless of the circumstances. As seen by the new bill being debated by the Maryland legislature, DUI and DWI charges can have life-changing and permanent consequences, including the loss of driving privileges, probation, fines, and/or jail time. For the highest quality legal advice and legal representation, it is vital to contact a hard-working and experienced Maryland DUI attorney immediately. Doing so can also help ensure the most positive outcome for your case.

Jerramy Stevens, Ex-NFL Player and Husband of Soccer Player Hope Solo, Pleads to DUI Charges

Posted On: April 24, 2015
Jerramy Stevens, a former player for the Seattle Seahawks, and the husband of U.S. soccer player Hope Solo, pleaded no contest to drunk driving charges stemming from a January arrest for driving under the influence. The plea means that a judge will determine Stevens punishment, which could be as much as a year in prison. Stevens was pulled over in January after driving at 1:30 a.m. without headlights. He refused a breathalyzer but a search warrant was eventually secured for Read More...

Rand Paul’s Son Cited For DUI After Hitting Parked Car

Posted On: April 23, 2015
Son of presidential candidate Rand Paul was cited for DUI Sunday after hitting a parked car in Kentucky. The 22-year old William Paul, was found at the scene of the accident with watery bloodshot eyes and allegedly smelled like alcohol. Paul failed a field sobriety test and was cited for DUI and failure to maintain required insurance. Rand Paul had no comment on the matter.
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Evel Knievel’s Son Arrested for DUI in Montana

Posted On: April 22, 2015
The youngest son of famous daredevil Evel Knievel was arrested on DUI charges Tuesday night after rear-ending a vehicle while driving at a high rate of speed. Robbie Knievel allegedly fled the scene but was located shortly standing outside of his car. Knievel refused to take a breathalyzer leading to a search warrant to have a blood samples taken. Knievel is being cited for felony DUI, his second potential DUI charge after pleading guilty to DUI in 2013.
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OKC Bus Driver Charged For DUI After Hitting At Least 3 Cars

Posted On: April 21, 2015
An Oklahoma City bus driver is facing multiple charges including DUI after hitting several cars and driving up an embankment into a railroad bridge. The suspect, Odis Pitts, struck at least five cars and was eventually found unconscious at the scene. There were no kids on the bus, however authorities say Pitts may have been on the way to pick up students. Pitts is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, leaving the scene of an injury accident, Read More...

California Woman Acclerates Through DUI Checkpoint Going 100 MPH, Crashes into Barrier

Posted On: April 20, 2015
An Orange County resident is in critical condition after speeding through a DUI checkpoint and crashing into a construction barrier going an estiamted speed of 100 miles per hour. The woman, who has yet to be identified, had to be rescued from her Volkswagen Beetle. According to police the woman accelerated through the DUI checkpoint instead of stopping and then sped onto a closed road before hitting the barrier.
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