Window Tints in Maryland

Window tinting is regulated at both the Federal and State levels. Federal regulations require 70% of light to pass through the front windows (rear is not regulated federally). Maryland State regulations, however, apply to all vehicle windows, and require at least 35% light transmittance. Window tints are often cited as cause for a traffic stop,…

Checkpoints in Maryland

In recent years, Maryland has begun to enforce DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are designed to prevent drunk driving and to identify impaired drivers. Officers are to give notice of these checkpoints in advance via newspaper, local radio stations, or by posting signs indicating the date, location, and time. Some may think that checkpoints violate the…