DUI Sobriety Checkpoints Announced in Howard County

Howard County Police to Conduct DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

DUI sobriety checkpoints will be conducted this coming weekend at an unidentified location, announced the Howard County Police Department. This is one more in a series of DUI sobriety check points that the department conducts periodically.

The sobriety checkpoints are marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers. Officers utilize both marked and unmarked vehicles. They check for violations including DUI/driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, failure to use seat belts, and failure to use child safety seats.

DUI Charges Filed Against Drivers Stopped in DUI Sobriety Checkpoints

In the past, the DUI sobriety check points have resulted in drivers being arrested on DUI charges, as well as other traffic related charges, such as driving with a suspended license.

In 2012, Howard County police arrested 1,174 individuals for driving under the influence. Thirty-percent of Howard County’s fatal collisions in 2012 were alcohol-related.

Howard County and Ellicott City DUI DWI Defense Lawyer

Arrests resulting from sobriety checkpoints are complicated and require an experienced sobriety check point lawyer. Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith is a top rated attorney and former prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience in criminal law and drunk driving cases. Before going into private practice, attorney Smith worked as a Maryland prosecutor and learned how the state prepares criminal matters. He has handled 1,000’s of drunk driving cases.

Top Rated Howard County Drunk Driving Lawyer

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results — has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer.
  • 10.0 Superb” as a litigation attorney by AVVO.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (highest rating for 25 consecutive years).
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • 2012 Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine and Martindale-Hubbell.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Sobriety Checkpoints Lawyer Howard County MD

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