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January 2019 Archives

Maryland police officers facing multiple charges, including DUI

As we've noted here before, law enforcement officers aren't immune from making the mistake of drinking and driving. Just like civilians, they can be arrested and charged with DUI-related offenses. A DUI charge can also immediately impact their job.

Can 'helicopter parenting' lead to college drinking?

When kids have a problem with alcohol, whether it's a habit of drinking to excess or a DUI arrest, parents often ask themselves if they're to blame. At the very least, they wonder if they could have done something to prevent it.

Alcohol is being offered everywhere from yoga classes to funerals

It sometimes seems as though alcohol is available just about everywhere. Many hair salons offer clients a glass of wine. Yoga and painting classes sometimes make alcohol available. Book club meetings and even children's play dates are often an excuse for people to have a glass of wine (or a few). Bowling alleys have long sold beer and other alcoholic beverages. Some gun ranges even serve alcohol on their premises.

Could Probation Before Judgment be the right solution for you?

If you have been arrested for your first crime, you may be worried and scared. You may also be wondering what sort of options you have. Maryland has a program for first-time offenders that may help you. The Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) law allows offenders to complete a probation program without having a conviction on your record. Here are a few things you should know about PBJ:

Despite all the warnings, DUIs increase on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday isn't an official holiday. However, for many Americans, it feels like one -- particularly if "your" team is playing. Even people who barely know the rules of football often find themselves at parties and in bars on Super Bowl Sunday just for the fun, camaraderie, food, and of course, the drinks.

Do state DUI laws impact the number of impaired driving deaths?

A new report on how states rank in the number of deaths caused by drunk and other impaired driving puts Maryland in the bottom half at No. 33. Our readers who work or otherwise travel regularly around the D.C. metropolitan area might be interested to know that Virginia came in slightly better, at No. 37, and Washington D.C. was lower still at No. 45.