Maryland MVA hearing After DUI arrest

Ada ChanDUI

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″] Everything you need to know about Maryland MVA after a DUI arrest. The scenario goes like this: you go out for a drink after work with friends.  You had a couple drinks and decided to call it a night.  You drove home and the police pulled you over for failing to use turn signal, having a tail light …

Pay the Bail or Call my Attorney

Ada ChanCriminal Law

Should I Bail Out Immediately or Call My Criminal Defense Attorney? This article is in reference to being arrested in Maryland.   With that said – So you got arrested last night and sat at the jail for about 24 hours.  It’s cold. The jail smells.  The floor is hard.  The food is terrible.  You just saw the commissioner after …

Can I take my plea back

Ada ChanCriminal Law

I am having second thoughts. Can I take my plea back? This has happened many times while sitting in my office.  I get a phone call from a worried spouse, parent, relative or a love one.  “My boyfriend just took a plea.  He is now facing X number of years.  He didn’t do it.  He just went with the advice …

They are not pressing charges

Ada ChanCriminal Law

They don’t want to press charges. Will my case get dismissed? There is a common misconception that a person has a choice in whether to press charges against another person. While it may seem surprising, it’s not that simple. Say, on Friday night, your girlfriend called the police. When the police gets there, she tells them that everything is fine …

No Dogs Allowed

Mark RollinsCriminal Law

Police dogs are not allowed to search and sniff during routine traffic stops The United States Supreme Court in Rodriquez v. United States ruled that a police stop “exceeding the time“needed to issue the traffic ticket or handle the reason the motorist was pulled over violates the 4th amendment to the United States Constitution.     The Court held that an officer …

Videos for DUI in DC

Mark RollinsDUI, Video

Videos for DUI in DC When people are arrested for DUI in the District of Columbia the police officers have not been required to video tape the interaction between the police and the citizen.   However, there still may be video recordings of the incident.  This is because we live in an age where almost everything is recorded.  There are …