Enhanced Penalties DUI in DC

Mark Rollins DUI

Enhancement penalties for DUI in the District of Columbia A question that comes up often is whether a prior DUI where you received a deferred sentencing agreement (DSA) or probation before Judgement (PBJ) will count as enhancement to your new DUI in the District of Columbia? Prior DUI outside of the District of Columbia? Under the District of Columbia law …

10 ways to beat your DUI in DC or Maryland

Mark Rollins DUI

10 ways to Beat your DUI in DC or Maryland There are many ways to challenge a DUI in the District of Columbia or in Maryland.  However,  10 of the most important ways we find to challenge a DUI in DC or Maryland is as follows: OFFICER DOING A NON-STANDARDIZED FIELD TESTS. –  There are still officers doing non standardized …

My First DUI

Ada Chan DUI

It’s my first DUI. Why fight it? Should I just go ahead and plea guilty? The answer is no! The consequences of pleading guilty to a DUI, even if it’s your first DUI charge may be greater than you think. In D.C. Superior Court and Maryland, judges have a lot of discretion in how to fashion sentences. It is not ...

Limited license in DC after DUI

Mark Rollins DUI

Limited Occupational License in the District of Columbia after DUI A question that arises for DUI lawyers in the District of Columbia is whether a finding of Guilt on a DUI will result in automatic revocation of your DC drivers license.    So this issue typical arises when someone with a DC drivers license enters a deferred sentence agreement (diversion) with …

Blood Alcohol Test

Mark Rollins DUI

Blood Alcohol Testing Blood alcohol testing is done by taking a sample of the person’s blood.   If done correctly the blood alcohol test is a more accurate method to determine a person’s blood alcohol concentration.    blood alcohol analysis is a  more costly process because if the process is done incorrectly, the results can be unreliable.   The blood …

Maryland MVA hearing After DUI arrest

Ada Chan DUI

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 out, following …

Videos for DUI in DC

Mark Rollins DUI, 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 …

Preserving Video Evidence in a DUI case in the District of Columbia

Mark Rollins DUI

  The Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have a duty to preserve the video evidence especially if material to the defense in a DUI case. One way to challenge a DUI case in the District of Columbia is to make sure the government produces all evidence relevant to the case.  In the District of Columbia when someone is charged …

DUI and Marijuana

Ada Chan DUI

DUI and Marijuana   DUI & Marijuana It is illegal to drive  under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. You could be charged with DUI when you drive under the influence of drugs and it impairs you to the point that you can no longer drive like a sober person under similar circumstances.   Now you may question what are …

DUI in Maryland

Ada Chan DUI

  Arrested for DUI in Maryland If you get arrested for DUI in Maryland – call a lawyer.    If you were arrested in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Charles County, St. Mary’s County, or Calvert County – we can help.   Watch one of our videos on DUI in Maryland.   If you watch a video or review our …