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Common Questions About Ignition Interlock

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Stricter DUI penalties coming to Maryland after Noah’s Law passes

Mandatory DUI interlock bill passes House for convicted drunk drivers in Maryland

Maryland DUI Interlock Device Not Fooled by Breath Mints Defense

Arrested for Baltimore County Third DUI No Jail Time?

Tougher Maryland DUI Laws Possible After General Assembly

Interlock Employer Vehicle Exemption

Common Questions About Ignition Interlock

Category: Maryland DUI
June 13, 2019

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, or know someone who has, then you may have heard the term”ignition interlock” thrown around. But what exactly is an Ignition Interlock System? An Ignition Interlock System is a breathalyzer that’s installed in your car, ensuring the driver is sober before driving. Many states, Maryland included, require them […]

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New DUI MVA Penalties

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
June 16, 2016

Effective October 1, 2016, there will be new DUI MVA penalties regarding the breathalyzer test.  Bottom line: the interlock is going to become the norm in most DUI cases. New DUI MVA Penalties: 0.08-0.14 Beginning October, the MVA penalties for a first offense BAC 0.08-0.14 will increase from a 45 day suspension/modification to 180 day […]

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Noah’s Law Signed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
May 19, 2016

On Thursday, a DUI bill known as Noah’s Law was signed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. With Noah’s Law signed, new changes are coming to Maryland DUI law. The bill, named in memory of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta who was killed by a suspected drunk driver, passed both houses of the Maryland General […]

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Stricter DUI penalties coming to Maryland after Noah’s Law passes

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
April 15, 2016

Noah’s Law passes House and Senate bringing new, stricter DUI penalties to Maryland. If you have been following the news lately, then you probably heard that Maryland is trying to join other states that require interlocks in all DUI cases, even for first time offenders. However, a close examination of the final version of Noah’s Law reveals […]

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Mandatory DUI interlock bill passes House for convicted drunk drivers in Maryland

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
March 16, 2016

The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed a tougher DUI law bill requiring every convicted drunk driver to install the ignition interlock system in their car for at least six months. Maryland House Passes Ignition Interlock System Bill The ignition interlock system prevents drivers from starting their car unless they pass a breathalyzer test. The tougher […]

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Maryland DUI Interlock Device Not Fooled by Breath Mints Defense

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
March 15, 2016

Interlock device sends DUI offender to jail.  A Maryland woman released early from prison after killing two people in a 2009 driving under the influence crash was sent back to jail after the interlock device stopped her several times from driving her car. After tripping the device, the woman claimed that breath mints caused the interlock […]

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Arrested for Baltimore County Third DUI No Jail Time?

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
March 6, 2016

Third DUI no jail time.  It is possible. Recently, the Baltimore County DUI Attorney Ross W. Albers represented a client for his third Maryland DUI.  The client had two prior driving under the influence convictions. Towson Third DUI No Jail Time After retaining the Law Office of Ross W. Albers, the client was immediately referred […]

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Tougher Maryland DUI Laws Possible After General Assembly

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
February 24, 2016

Tougher Maryland DUI laws are possible after the death of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta.  Officer Leotta was killed in December 2015 by a drunk driver in Rockville, Maryland.  The man accused of killing him had three prior DUI convictions. This prompted outrage and a push for tougher Maryland DUI laws.  In fact, Maryland drivers […]

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Interlock Employer Vehicle Exemption

Category: Maryland DUI,Maryland DWI
July 8, 2015

The interlock employer vehicle exemption is an exception to the mandatory one year interlock for a DUI involving a BAC over 0.15 or a refusal.  I handled a MVA hearing for a DUI client who refused the breathalyzer test and faced serious penalties at the MVA and in court. What is the Interlock Employer Vehicle […]

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