Probation Before Judgment in Maryland

Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) is a disposition for criminal and traffic cases, which means that a defendant will either plea or be found guilty, but the Court may then defer proceedings and place the defendant on probation before entering the judgment into Court record. The result is that the guilty finding is essentially struck before…

DWI in Maryland

Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a less serious charge than Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI), and results from a breath test measurement of between 0.07 and 0.08. It can also result from some degree of impairment in a driver’s coordination, as observed by an officer during field sobriety tests. The maximum penalties are…

DUI in Maryland

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) is a more serious charge than Driving While Impaired (DWI), and results from a breath test measurement of 0.08 or higher. It can also result from substantial impairment in a driver’s coordination, as observed by an officer during field sobriety tests. The maximum penalties are 1 year in…