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Q: Can I petition for expungement of record for a PBJ (DUI charge 5 years ago)?
Thomas J. Maronick Jr
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Thomas J. Maronick Jr
answered on Mar 18, 2017

Current Maryland law, sadly, does not allow for expungement of DUI PBJ's. I personally advocate for a change in the law since many other, more serious offenses for which one gets a PBJ can be expunged, but I am not a lawmaker so I wouldn't be the one deciding.

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Q: I have 3 dui's in Virginia. If I move to Maryland and get another dui, will I be charged with a fourth dui?
Thomas J. Maronick Jr
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Thomas J. Maronick Jr
answered on Mar 18, 2017

Short answer, yes. Maryland will consider all of the other DUIs as if they happened in Maryland. The statute allows for the State's Attorney's Office to seek enhanced penalties for a prior conviction. If these were DUIs in Virginia (what would be consider a DUI in Maryland) then the... Read more »

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Q: What types of steps are police officers allowed to take to confirm someone has been driving under the influence?
Thomas J. Maronick Jr
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Thomas J. Maronick Jr
answered on Mar 18, 2017

The field sobriety tests are the primary tests. They allow the officer to make a determination as to whether they have probable cause to make an arrest IF the tests are properly conducted AND the officer had reasonable grounds to be able to even ask for the tests. One test not specifically part... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Maryland on
Q: husband called 911 on me and got arrested himself for 2nd degree DV. Will it help if I say I hit it and it was my fault?

I want to drop the charges which the state has pressed on him and remove the protective order. His bail bond modification has been rejected so I'm scared and don't want to ruin my marriage with him. I also want to know the consequences against me if I state that in my testimony. Initially... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Nov 27, 2016

You could discuss your concern with the prosecuting attorney. Since you are married, you may invoke your privilege not to testify against your husband and the charges may be dropped. You can only invoke this privilege once. But you would also be wise to consult with an attorney, the prosecutor, or... Read more »

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Q: Can a public defender stand in court in you place for a dui
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Oct 23, 2016

A DUI is a must appear charge. You need to be present in court. If you have already have the public defender, ask them your questions. Otherwise, seek an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Can a 19 year get locked up for having sex with 16 year old
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 16, 2016

Only if it was forcible or broke some other law. 16 is age of consent.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Q: two lawyers?become a resident of MD? How long jail?get his CDL back? qualify for drug court? getting confused.

person lives in PA got 5th DUI in MD and has CDL from PA....

Paul Stanko
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Paul Stanko
answered on Oct 15, 2016

How does this person still have a CDL after 4 prior DUIs? Get a MD DUI lawyer first. Have him consult with a PA lawyer as necessary.

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Q: What punishment can I expect for 1st offense in state of MD? BAC was 0.17 and violations include 901.1B, 902 A1, 902 A2

and 902 B1. No personal injury, but damage to both vehicles. No court date yet. I live in Cumberland, MD.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Oct 14, 2016

You need a lawyer. You are facing possible jail time, suspended license, point, fines, interlock, etc... An attorney would be able to explain the criminal side and the administrative side of DUI law to you.

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Q: Can a court motion to change venue without the defendants consent?
Paul Stanko
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Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 11, 2016

A court can determine proper venue. You may have recourse to challenge that determination.

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Q: Completed DUI Interlock, but got uninstalled before paying fee to DMV, so no completion certificate. How do I fix this?

I successfully completed the Interlock program and was unaware of a lease fee to be paid to the dmv. Therefore the DMV won't grant me the completion letter I need to satisfy the Magistrate so that I may have the DUI expunged from my record. Is there anyway to still have this expunged by... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 26, 2015

Have you asked them what needs to be done at this stage? You might start with that.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Maryland on
Q: Underage drinking citation 19 maryland

I was caught in possession of an open container and being underage drinking alchohol in a public place (1500$ fine).. I also got a litering fine (which im not too worry about i can pay that 100$ ).. i was handcuffed and put in the Back of the police car for about an hour.. Dint get breathalyzed or... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 20, 2015

Yes, you should consult with a local lawyer about this.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Q: What is the statute of limitations for a dui in maryland?
Thomas C. Valkenet
Thomas C. Valkenet
answered on May 31, 2013

Were you arrested? Did you receive a ticket? Did the officer take your license and give you a provisional 45 day license? There are several clocks that start ticking from any one of these events. We have a DUI/DWI lawyer in the office who can review your documents and handle your case.... Read more »

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