Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Maryland Traffic Ticket Lawyers Baltimore Speeding Driving Under Influence

Have you been issued a traffic ticket for driving under the influence of alochol 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.

James v. State

Facts:

Defendant appealed a decision of the Court of Special Appeals (Maryland), which affirmed his conviction in Baltimore for driving under the influence, driving while his license was suspended, and failure to keep to the right of center.  Defendant had in the past been imposed with a traffic ticket for speeding. 
            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 defendant ordinarily can be convicted of an offense which is not charged but which is a lesser included offense of one that is charged. The same common law rule is embodied in Md. Code Ann., Transp. I § 26-405 with respect to certain enumerated offenses. Furthermore, courts have taken the position that driving while under the influence of alcohol, in violation of Md. Code Ann., § Transp. I § 21-902(b), is a lesser included offense of driving while intoxicated in violation of Md. Code Ann., Transp. I § 21-902(a). Consequently, if one were simply charged with driving while intoxicated, and the charging document made no other reference to § 21-902 offenses, he could be convicted of the lesser included charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
  • Md. Code Ann., Transp. I § 26-405 states as follows: § 26-405. Lesser included offenses under Md. Code Ann., Transp. I §§ 21-901.1 and 21-902. If a person is charged with a violation of Md. Code Ann., Transp. I § 21-901.1, "Reckless and negligent driving," or Md. Code Ann., Transp. I § 21-902, Driving while intoxicated, under the influence of alcohol, or under the influence of a drug, a combination of alcohol and a drug, or a controlled dangerous substance, the court may find him guilty of any lesser included offense under any subsection of the respective section.
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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