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Worcester County Boasts Highest DUI Conviction Rates In Maryland

A new report shows that the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office was shown to have the highest rates of conviction for all Maryland DUI cases. Of the 214 million licensed drivers in the U.S., thousands will drive drunk on any given day. The Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association found that 912 cases involving impaired driving were brought to state courts in...
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Interlock Car Devices for DUIs

WHAT IS AN IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE? An Ignition Interlock device is an instrument that is connected from your vehicle’s ignition system to a breath analyzer that measures a driver’s alcohol concentration. The driver must blow into a mouthpiece connected to the device, and if the device registers a reading of a .025 or higher breath alcohol content, it will not allow the vehicle to start or...
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DUI/MVA Sanctions

MVA ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has the authority to restrict, suspend or revoke your driving privileges. Prior to such action, they are required by law to give notice of the proposed action and advise you of your right to contest the restriction, suspension or revocation of your license by requesting an administrative hearing. In the context of...
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MVA Medical Board

THE MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD The Medical Advisory Board (MAB) is comprised of physicians and optometrists and is a branch of the MVA. The MVA may refer a licensee or a person applying for a driving privilege or reinstatement of a driving privilege to the MAB for evaluation if they believe the driving of a vehicle by that person would be contrary to public safety and welfare because of an existing...
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Violating Your License Restrictions

VIOLATION OF A LICENSE RESTRICTION If you are found guilty of a DUI/DWI offense, these convictions are reported to the MVA and recorded on your Maryland driving record. Those convictions, as well as other moving traffic violations, result in a points assessment: 8 points for DWI and 12 points for DUI. An accumulation of 8 points subjects your license to a period of suspension, and an...
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DUI Convictions

CONVICTIONS OF DUI/DWI & ACCUMULATION OF POINTS If you are found guilty of a DUI/DWI offense, these convictions are reported to the MVA and recorded on your Maryland driving record. Those convictions, as well as other moving traffic violations, result in a points assessment: 8 points for DWI and 12 points for DUI. An accumulation of 8 points subjects your license to a period of suspension,...
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Worcester County Leads State With 91% DUI Conviction Rate

SNOW HILL — For the second year in a row, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office has achieved the highest conviction rate for driving under the influence cases in Maryland. The data is collected and compiled by the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Association each year. The association tracks the overall success rate on drunk-driving cases for each jurisdiction and the data...
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Md. Governor Seeks To Grow Ignition Interlock Program

OCEAN CITY — If Governor Larry Hogan is successful in pushing through one of his latest initiatives, more drivers arrested on drunk-driving charges will be riding with ignition interlock devices inside their vehicles. Hogan last week announced a proposed expansion of the state’s ignition interlock system in the hopes of reducing the number of drunk drivers on the roadways and saving lives...
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New State Law Will Impact Police, Suspects; Some Offenses Now Could Now Result In Citations, Not Arrests

OCEAN CITY — With the arrival of another summer season and the pending invasion of the June Bugs, Ocean City will certainly see a spike in the number of lower level crimes, such as simple marijuana possession and disorderly conduct, for example, but the resort’s holding cells will not likely be filled with young revelers on most nights. A change in Maryland law that took effect on Jan. 1...
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