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

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In today’s post, we’ll conclude our ongoing discussion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test, the three tests — the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, walk-and-turn test and one-leg stand test — used by law enforcement officials to measure driver intoxication based purely on observation of physical responses. In today’s post, we’ll examine the one-leg stand… 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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The importance of taking action after a DUI arrest

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When it comes to drinking and driving, the vast majority of people know when they have consumed far too much alcohol, and need to either call a cab or catch a ride with a sober driver. Problems more often arise, however, in those situations where people go to a party, dinner or after-work function,… 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 charges: What if the Breathalyzer is broken?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Many Baltimore drunk driving arrests hinge on the results of roadside sobriety tests. In addition to coordination exercises, police usually have those suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol submit to a Breathalyzer test in order to get a measurable blood-alcohol content. However, many might wonder what happens if the evidence provided by… Read More »

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Maryland police: DUI crackdown will continue through holidays

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Adult beverages and celebrating seem to go hand-in-hand, which is why drunk driving arrests typically spike around the holidays. Thanksgiving was no different this year, with Maryland state police arresting close to 100 people for suspected drunk driving over the holiday weekend. Maryland State Police reported that they pulled over more than 8,900 drivers from Thursday… Read More »

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