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Legislator proposes expanding Maryland ignition-interlock law

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

States differ on whether the use of ignition-interlock devices should be required following a drunk driving conviction. Maryland is among the majority of states that do not make ignition interlocks mandatory for all DUI offenses. But Maryland law does provide that courts may order someone whose blood-alcohol content (BAC) was .15 or more to… Read More »

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Traffic safety advocates push harsh DUI law countrywide

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

States handle their DUI cases differently with regards to sentencing. Judges from state to state have the ability to look at drunk driving cases individually and create a sentence that they believe fits the crime. Creating a national DUI law would take away judges’ evaluation processes in DUI cases. It’s no surprise that there… Read More »

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Already talk of harshening Maryland’s fall DUI law change

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Shouldn’t a law officially have taken effect before people begin talking about how to further change it? Laws are not just words; they significantly affect people’s lives, their futures and their families. Before making legislative changes, determining the effectiveness of a current law is crucial. The law currently at the center of this issue… Read More »

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Lawmakers crafting ignition interlock rules for Maryland DUIs

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The ignition interlock device is designed to prevent drivers who have been drinking from starting their cars. The driver must blow into a tube that leads to the hand-held device which calculates the driver’s blood alcohol content. A raised level disables the car’s ignition. The Maryland legislature is currently debating mandatory installation of these… Read More »

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