Boating Under the Influence 

Boating is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, but the excursion can quickly turn dangerous when it includes partying and drinking. Did you know that a boat operator becomes even more impaired by alcohol than a car driver?  Yes, operating a boat can create a type of “boat hypnosis,” making […]

FAA Alcohol Rules for Pilots

There are approximately 100,000 licensed airline pilots in the United States. Of these, over 83 percent are male.  FAA regulations state that pilots may never have a BAC or blood alcohol concentration of more than .04 percent when reporting for duty or at any time while on duty. FAA regulations also require that airline pilots […]

What is a Chemical Test

During an under-the-influence traffic stop initiated by law enforcement for observing suspicious driving patterns, you will probably be asked to take a breath test. This is supposed to determine your BAC or blood alcohol content by measuring the amount of alcohol in your breath.  This may be called a preliminary alcohol screen.  You can legally […]

Maryland DUI Lawyer

If you drink and drive in Maryland, you’re subject to charges of a DWI and DUI. DWI, or driving while impaired, is defined by having a blood alcohol content of .07 percent. If your BAC is .08 percent or more, you will be charged with a DUI or driving under the influence.   Obviously, if your […]

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test

Nystagmus is a medical term referring to an abnormal and involuntary jerking of the eyeballs. A horizontal gaze nystagmus test is used as a field sobriety test by law enforcement when evaluating someone suspected of driving while drunk. While it’s true that alcoholic beverage consumption can cause nystagmus, so can many medical conditions and medications, […]

How Do I Get My DUI Blood Test Results

DUI blood test results can take up to several months to process. At a minimum, it will typically be at least four to six weeks before you receive your blood test results. This is greatly dependent on where you live. For example, DUI blood test results from highly populated areas like Los Angeles and New […]

Is your License Immediately Suspended After a DUI?

No. There is a period after your arrest, typically 10 to 15 days, where you have time to file documents with the court to preserve your license or reduce the suspension time considerably.  A law enforcement officer is not a judge and can only arrest you. Police officers enforce the laws. They cannot penalize offenders […]

DWI Lawyer New York

When faced with DWI charges, people often panic. The penalties for these crimes in New York (NY) are growing, especially with multiple offenses. DWI charges can affect your personal and professional life and leave you frightened.  DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. Some states refer to this charge as DUI, OUI, or OWI. No matter […]

What is Drunk Driving?

Depending on the state, drunk and impaired driving can lead to multiple charges. You may see drinking and driving charges listed as DWI or DUI. A drunk driver charge, whether it be a DWI or DUI conviction, simply involves operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  Many people do not realize a […]

Drunk Driving Organizations

Getting behind the wheel while under the influence is a crime that puts the driver and others on the road in danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2020 saw 11,654 people killed in drunk driving accidents.  Drunk driving means driving under the influence of alcohol, but many drivers involved in impaired driving […]