Going with the flow of traffic is not a defense. Here in Maryland, especially along the interstates (I-70, I-95, I-695, I-195, I-795, etc.), ‘the flow of traffic’ is generally above the posted speed limit. The way the speeding law is written (Transportation Article §21-801.1), as long as you are traveling above the posted speed limit, regardless…

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It is a common misconception that an officer has to show you his RADAR or LIDAR (Laser) device. In Maryland they can’t even lock the speed in. At trial it comes down to the officer’s word against your word. The officer was presumably using equipment that has been calibrated and certified. Most stops in Maryland…

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The first thing you should do is when the officer is walking up to your car, make sure that your hands were on steering wheel where the officer can see them Roll your window down before the officer gets thereIf you’re stopped at night, make sure that your interior light is on so the officer…

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A traffic stop is one of the highest-risk things a police officer does. When an officer is walking up to your car, they have no idea what they are about to encounter.Anything you can do to make the officer more at ease especially when approaching vehicle will make things go better for you.If you are stopped…

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Prior to your taking a breath test, the breath test operator is required to check your mouth for any foreign objects. Even if you were able to sneak a penny under your tongue, it wouldn’t have any effect on your breath test result. So in short, there really are no secret tricks to fooling the…

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Will I lose my license?If your breath test result was under .15 and this is a first DUI then you will likely be able to keep your license for getting to and from work, driving for work purposes, school, alcohol education or treatment, and court. If your breath test result was .15 or more or if…

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If you are pulled over by a police officer or stopped at a sobriety checkpoint, you will at some point likely be asked to submit to a breath test. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this question. My general advice is to take the test. The penalty for refusing the…

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