Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., P.A.

Call For A Free Consultation

SE HABLA ESPANOL

Clinton: 301-856-3030

Dunkirk: 301-855-3100

Clinton: 301-856-3030

Dunkirk: 301-855-3100

Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., P.A. is here for you during this difficult time by continuing to remain open and fully functioning. Whether you’re having a personal injury, workers comp, family law, protective order, criminal law or traffic defense related issue, our attorneys are available by appointment, phone or video consultations to meet your needs. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at 301-856-3030 or contact us through our website and we will respond promptly.

Serving Our
Community Since 1967

It is critical to find a lawyer you can trust. One of Maryland's best-known attorneys and public servants, Mike
Miller has been active in Prince George's County and nearby communities for more than 50 years.

New DUI bill sees support in Maryland

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2016 | Drunk Driving |

A new drunk driving bill is being considered by lawmakers in Maryland, and people have been turning out to support the bill and to ask for it to be made into a law.

The bill has been nicknamed Noah’s Law. The police officer it’s named after, himself named Noah Leotta, was killed in a car accident. The authorities believe that the person who hit him was under the influence while driving.

The reason that supporters are so vocal about it now is that the bill has been changed. Initially, it was just a bill that would make ignition interlock devices mandatory for people who were convicted on DUI charges. This means that a car would not start unless the driver could pass a breath test, and the idea behind it is that it could keep repeat offenders off of the roads. These laws are already used in some other states.

Under Noah’s law, this would only be used with those who were excessively drunk and those with a history of drunk driving.

However, the House changed the bill slightly from what the Senate saw. The additions would increase the penalties if there were injuries in a DUI accident or if someone died. That change doesn’t have nearly the support that the initial bill did, and some are now suspecting that it won’t pass in its current form, even though it may have passed in the older form.

It’s very important for people in Maryland to watch what happens with this bill, no matter which iteration is eventually considered, as passing it and making it a law could have a huge impact on sentencing in DUI cases, and residents must know the laws and their own rights.

Source: NBC, “Supporters Urge Maryland Lawmakers to Pass Drunk Driving Bill,” Derrick Ward, April 10, 2016

Archives

FindLaw Network
Attorney Image