Seizure of a Sleeping Driver

During the holiday season, the police rightfully enhance their enforcement of laws regarding operating a vehicle while impaired or intoxicated. In a recent unreported opinion, Maryland’s intermediate …

Limits on the social hosts liabilities

As previously discussed in this space, Maryland’s highest Court in a recent opinion called Kiriakos v. Phillips recognized that adults who violate a criminal statute that prohibits knowingly allowing …

Holding hosts responsible for drinking

The problem of consumption of alcohol by young people under the Maryland legal drinking age of 21 is well known. This week Maryland’s highest Court for the first time recognized, under certain circums…

The DUI and the car search

 
The circumstances under which a car may be searched after an arrest have been discussed in many reported appellate cases. The Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against warrantless searches of indi…