Your District Court hearing will not necessarily occur within 45 days of your alcohol-related stop. However, when you receive notice of your District Court hearing, you or your attorney can request a postponement if you are going to be out of town on that particular date.
I would suggest contacting an attorney to discuss your entire case. An experienced DUI attorney will be able to properly obtain a postponement on your behalf.
In addition, you also have the right to an administrative...
In a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, a well prepared attorney can assist you greatly in obtaining a restricted license. From your background to your employment to your current alcohol treatment program, a Judge will consider many personal and professional factors in her decision.
I would advise you to speak with an attorney about this issue, particularly an attorney experienced in serious traffic defense.
Maryland overhauled it's interlock laws in 2011 with the Ignition Interlock Act. Generally, this DUI revision allows Marylanders facing DUI charges greater access to the Ignition Interlock Program. Depending on the circumstances, a defendant may want to take advantage of the interlock as part of their DUI process. The program can be cumbersome and costly but also has its advantages.
You should speak to an experienced traffic defense attorney to discuss your interlock options. Good luck.
If the Plaintiff who is suing your mother has sued for $15,000.00, than he is precluded from a verdict of anything greater than that amount at trial. It seems that your insurance policy should cover you from any personal liability even if the Plaintiff receives the maximum award at trial.
As long as you cooperate with your insurance company's counsel and are prepared for trial, everything should proceed smoothly. In a situation like this, it appears unnecessary for your mother to obtain...
Physical injuries from an accident can manifest at myriad times, from seconds after the incident to weeks later. However, I would see a physician as soon as possible for an assessment of your injuries. From a legal perspective, it is not too late to begin a claim for negligence. I would contact a personal injury attorney to discuss a potential claim.
Dear Concerned Driver:
I would advise you to go to the District Court, in which this older ticket was adjudicated and pay that ticket off immediately. If you have a case number associated with the ticket, you should provide that to the clerk's office (and do NOT forget to get a copy of your receipt of payment from the clerk's office). Then, after a few days, follow up with the MVA to make sure your license is valid. If there are any other outstanding issues, the MVA should let you know...
Many treatment centers test their patients for both alcohol and drugs over the course of treatment. In fact, many times I have had progress letters sent to me from treatment centers indicating my client's positive drug test. These issues are sensitive and must be discussed between the client and attorney prior to trial. I would advise you to contact an experienced traffic defense attorney to assess your case. Good luck.
If you are charged with Driving an Uninsured Vehicle in Maryland, you are facing a maximum penalty of one year incarceration and a $1,000.00 fine. The charge of Driving an Unregistered Vehicle carries a fine.
An experienced traffic defense attorney can assess your case and provide you with likely possible outcomes at trial. In addition, such an attorney can help you thoroughly prepare for your hearing in an effort to minimize the potential consequences in court. Good luck.
An experienced traffic defense attorney can assist you greatly in this matter. Unfortunately, as a provisionally-licensed driver, you face greater administrative (MVA) consequences than those individuals with regular licenses. However, an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney has trial tactics that could result in a better than expected disposition in court. Just because you were charged with speeding, doesn't mean you have to "fall on the sword" and plead guilty with an explanation. Good luck.
It is not unusual to be charged with three or four alcohol-related charges out of a single stop. Each charge is a separate charge under the Maryland Transportation Article even though the language, elements and penalties seem similar. You should contact an attorney immediately to discuss your charges, as an experienced traffic defense attorney can be of significant assistance in your case.