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What happens if commercial drivers are arrested for drunk driving

Anyone who has a commercial driver's license (CDL) is held to higher standards than your average passenger car driver. These motorists are required to abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Included in these rules are special intoxication standards that a CDL holder cannot violate. If they do, then they run the risk of losing their ability to remain commercial drivers.

The difference between a DUI and a DWI in Maryland

In Maryland, two types of charges are made specifically against drivers who have consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Those suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol in Maryland can be accused of either driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI).

DWIs can affect minors: Protect your child's rights

When a child is under 21, they do not have the right to drink alcohol in most circumstances. An offense can lead to trouble with the law and harsh penalties. On top of that, your child's school may place them on suspension or even expel them. If they're in college, the school could stop them from receiving certain scholarships or remove them from some programs that they are involved in.

Officers don't need evidence to stop a suspected drunk driver

It is common knowledge that police officers can't just stop you without a reason. However, many people don't realize just how low the standard is for the police to initiate a traffic stop. The officer only needs to have reasonable suspicion that something illegal is going on in the vehicle.

Rapid action is necessary when you are facing a DUI

Driving while you are impaired by alcohol or any substance can lead to serious legal penalties for you. When this occurs, you will have to go through a criminal court case that can lead to fines, time in jail and other penalties. You might also have to battle an administrative process that can lead to you losing your driver's license. Both of these must be carefully considered so that you have the most comprehensive defense strategy that's possible considering the circumstances of your case.

What to consider when developing a DUI defense

Being accused of driving under the influence of alcohol can be a very stressful situation to be in. Your immediate reaction might be to panic about how you will be able to get to work every day or pick up your kids from school. You may also find the concept of facing criminal charges very worrying.

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