Sunday, April 27, 2014

Maryland DUI Lawyers Baltimore Driving Influence Alcohol

Have you been issued a traffic ticket for driving under the influence of alcohol in the State of Maryland?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with DUI in the state of Maryland?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court alone if you have been charged with a crime of DUI in the state of Maryland.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of DUI in the state of Maryland, contact our law firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Montgomery County (Rockville) and Baltimore.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.  Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Baker v. State

Facts:

In a bench trial in Baltimore, defendant was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol per se, and driving while impaired and proceeded immediately to sentencing. The trial court (Maryland) merged the latter two convictions into the former, and sentenced defendant to one year of incarceration, all but 60 days suspended, followed by two years of supervised probation, and a fine of $ 500. Defendant appealed.

            If you are facing a traffic case in the State of Maryland, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747.

Holdings:

            The Maryland Court made the following holding:

  • A mandatory presumption is a far more troublesome evidentiary device. For it may affect not only the strength of the "no reasonable doubt" burden but also the placement of that burden; it tells the trier that he or she must find the elemental fact upon proof of the basic fact, at least unless the defendant has come forward with some evidence to rebut the presumed connection between the two facts. In this situation, the court has generally examined the presumption on its face to determine the extent to which the basic and elemental facts coincide. To the extent that the trier of fact is forced to abide by the presumption, and may not reject it based on an independent evaluation of the particular facts presented by the State, the analysis of the presumption's constitutional validity is logically divorced from those facts and based on the presumption's accuracy in the run of cases.
  • Md. Code Ann., Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 10-307 (2004 Cum. Supp.) sets forth a statutory "inference" of driving while impaired or under the influence of alcohol.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense of DUI in the state of Maryland, contact our law firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Montgomery County (Rockville) and Baltimore.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.  Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter

Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group.  They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions.  The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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