Maryland DUI and Traffic Defense Lawyer Scott Athen

Noah’s Law, also known as The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, is named after Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver in December 2015.What does Noah’s Law do?Noah’s law changed the law in two big waysIt significantly increases the suspension periods for breath test results above .08…

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We have all been there. Driving down the road, listening to our favorite music on the radio, or talking with family or friends in the car. Then, out of nowhere, a police officer is right behind you with his lights on. You’re getting pulled over. It is not a fun experience, to say the least.…

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Get caught driving on a suspended license in Maryland and you could go to jail for up to a year, pay a $1,000 fine and 12 points on your driving record – the same penalty for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. Here are three ways to help make sure this doesn’t happen to you.1.…

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Before any judge can accept a plea of guilty or a plea of not guilty agreed statement of facts, the judge must first ensure that you are making a knowing and voluntary decision. The judge does this by what is commonly referred to as a “waiver of rights.” There are 4 basic ways that the…

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Molly is a nickname that was given to a pure form of ecstasy or MDMA about ten years ago. However, in recent years, Molly has gone from a known drug to unknown and toxic mixture of lab-created chemicals. Synthetic drugs are both dangerous and produced in widely varying strengths. The DEA says it has seen about…

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It is Christmas eve, and I would really rather be spending time with my family right now, but this is just too important to NOT inform everyone. In an incredibly asinine ruling, the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland’s version of the Supreme Court) said yesterday that YOU face the loss of your license for 45, 90,…

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