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,…

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Fleeing and Eluding Charges in Maryland

Have you been charged with fleeing and eluding in the state of Maryland? Statutes require police vehicles to be ‘appropriately marked’ in order to be charged and convicted of fleeing and eluding charges. The issue is discussed in Williams v. State, in which the court found that a police vehicle must bear appropriate insignia that…

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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…

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Sixth Amendment: Right to a Speedy Trial

The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, which grants the right to a speedy trial, is an important one for anyone accused of a crime. This right is given once the government has formally accused you of a crime, by either arresting you or indicting you. Very few citizens are aware of what is meant by…

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Driving Without Insurance: Maryland Penalties & Fines

If you’re facing a charge for driving without insurance in Maryland, you’re facing a serious offense. Fines are just the start — you could face license suspension and even jail time. Read on to understand what the fines and penalties are for a Maryland driving without insurance charge and how a traffic defense attorney can…

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