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Do you know what’s really going on in field sobriety tests? – II

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, it’s high likely that you will be asked to step outside of your vehicle to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which is actually comprised of three separate tests designed to measure intoxication via observation of physical responses. In our last criminal… Read More »

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Do you know what’s really going on in field sobriety tests?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In the unfortunate event you ever find yourself pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, there’s a good chance that you will be asked to step outside of your vehicle to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test after the law enforcement official finishes checking your driver’s license and registration. In reality, the… Read More »

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Dedicated to helping those facing the consequences of a DUI

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Here in Maryland, the law dictates that anyone convicted of driving under the influence who had a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher at the time of his or her arrest must participate in what is known as the ignition interlock program. What this means is that before they can start their vehicle,… Read More »

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DUI charges in Maryland require skilled, aggressive advocacy

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Last month, the vehicle safety advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving released its annual report rating the states on their efforts to reduce the number of drunk driving fatalities and, as always, it was a very interesting read. For those unfamiliar with this report, it is part of MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving,… Read More »

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If you are arrested for DUI over the holidays, we can help

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It may seem hard to believe, but Christmas is now just over a week away. This means people will be out in droves over the coming days to get in some last minute shopping and, of course, attend festivities with family, friends and co-workers. Anyone planning to attend these holiday-related festivities, however, will want… Read More »

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What is the science behind breathalyzer tests?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Most of us have a good understanding of the various tools that law enforcement in Maryland has at its disposal to combat drunk driving. For instance, we know that officials rely on sobriety checkpoints and enhanced patrols to try to catch people in the act, and use both field sobriety tests and, of course,… Read More »

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Olympic great arrested on DUI charges in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Most people know Maryland-native Michael Phelps for his record-setting achievements at the Olympics and his headline making achievements in the water. Unfortunately, the swimmer, who has 18 gold medals to his name, made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this week when he was arrested for driving under the influence. According to reports,… Read More »

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Drunk driving: Federal call to lower legal limit raises questions

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

For many people, it may be hard to tell where the line is between legal sobriety and going over the limit when they are deciding whether or not to drive. Everyone is affected by alcohol differently. For some, a two beers could send them over .08 percent, and others could be fine with three… Read More »

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Drunk driving: Unwarranted blood draws are an overstep

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The current session of the U.S. Supreme Court has included multiple cases relevant to criminal defense. In addition to the drug-sniffing dog case, previously covered on this blog, the court made another decision that could impact some defendants in Maryland drunk driving cases. After being pulled over by police and failing field sobriety tests,… Read More »

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Reality of DUI charges may soon hit TV star

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Readers in Baltimore may be familiar with the MTV reality show “Teen Mom” and Farrah Abraham, one of the cast members. In addition to the apparent media attention Abraham has recently received, she was also cited for drunk driving after attending a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Since her arrest, the TV star has tried… Read More »

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