Category Archives: DUI Law

News and Information on DUI and DWI law in Columbia and Howard County Maryland from Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA), P.A. Attorneys at Law in Howard County, MD

Wacky Weed

Wacky Weed BY: David Zwanetz   From a theoretical perspective, the two most fascinating areas of law relate to DUI/DWI and marijuana. My fascination with DUI Law revolves around the bizarre dichotomy where it is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes, while at the same time being completely legal to drink and drive a little…

Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA)’s First Jury Trial of 2015

In January, when our first newsletter of 2015 was published it read: “2014 was another strong year for Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) and for the firm’s clients…..The firm’s three Criminal Defense Attorneys, won each and every jury trial, getting NOT GUILTY verdicts for our clients regarding their cases which were litigated in different counties…

Maryland’s Statutory Presumptions for DUI Offenses

Maryland is commonly referred to as a two-tiered state for DUI and DWI offenses. The more serious offense, commonly referred to as an (a) offense, refers to a violation of Maryland Transportation Article 21 – 902(a). This is the driving under the influence of alcohol charge. The lesser offense, commonly referred to as (b) offense,…

David Zwanetz Selected Member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense

For the Second Consecutive Year, David Zwanetz Selected Member of The National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) For the second consecutive year, David Zwanetz was recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense…

Steps To Take To Have Ignition Interlock Installed In Your Vehicle

Arrested for a DUI? Here are the steps to take to have the Ignition Interlock installed in your vehicle: If you have been arrested for a DUI in the State of Maryland, you are likely going to face a suspension of your Maryland driving privilege. You have a right to request a hearing with the…