DUI/DWI

Hear Directly from Greg Jimeno About DUI Cases in Anne Arundel

A DUI is life changing. Difficult, discouraging, and damaging. We know you’re a a good person. We know that just because a person gets a DUI doesn’t mean they’re criminal, or a bad person. Our firm knows the legal system in Maryland more than the back of our hand. We can help you with your DUI. If you have questions about DUI cases check out our videos. If the videos aren’t enough, give us a call. Greg Jimeno is our experienced DUI lawyer and he’s ready to talk.

How to Pay Your Medical Bills After a Car Accident

Being involved in a Howard County car crash isn't easy. On top of the sheer stress of being involved in an accident, you might also have to deal with injuries and the medical bills that come with them. If the accident wasn't your fault, should you have to pay for them? Also, if you can't work, how can you afford the expenses? Here, a Howard County car accident attorney discusses how. One option for getting money to help cover your medical expenses is through your PIP, or personal injury protection. This coverage is often helpful with paying for your initial medical bills as they come in. It may also give you money if you aren't able to work as a result of the injuries. Unfortunately, many Howard County car accident victims are under the impression that the insurance that is covering the vehicle that caused the accident will pay for the medical bills immediately. This is usually not the case. They may help you further down the road, but usually not initially. Your health insurance might also help to pay for some of the medical bills. Be advised, however, that the insurance company may require you to reimburse the funds they give you, if you received compensation for your accident. Getting into an accident and dealing with the aftermath is never easy. You also probably have many questions to which you have not received the answers. The lawyers of Jimeno and Gray can help you. Call (410) 590-9401 for more information.

Does Every Car Accident Case Go To Trial?

Getting injured in a Howard County car crash often leaves victims with bills on top of bills. Between medical expenses, vehicle repairs and money lost from not being able to work, it can seem as though paying them off is impossible. As the victim, should you be responsible? The attorneys of Jimeno and Gray don't think so, and want to let you know you have options when it comes to seeking compensation. According to recent statistics, about 90 percent of car accident cases are settled before they go to court. What this means for you is often less time waiting for your case to resolve and lower court costs. Your lawyer can create a demand packet that requests the insurance company to pay a certain amount, based on your medical expenses and bills, and the nature and extent of your injuries. If the insurance company doesn't agree, you can enter mediation. Mediation involves sitting down with the insurance company and a mediator, who tries to offer solutions that are agreeable to both parties. Neither have to comply with what the mediator suggests; they are only possible solutions. If mediation doesn't work, arbitration is another option. Arbitration is similar to going to court, but costs much less. Decide which option is best for you by discussing them with your lawyer. He can then try to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (410) 590-9401 for more information.

The Concept of an Independent Medical Examination After a Motor Vehicle Accident

You've been injured in a Howard County car crash, and one of the first things you may do is receive a medical exam. In fact, it is recommended that you do so. However, go to a hospital or your own physician, do not go to a doctor the insurance company or the defense attorney recommends. The insurance company or the defense attorney may try to persuade you to receive an exam by a doctor they recommend. Be warned: the doctor has probably worked with the insurance company or attorney for years. Additionally, the examiner has probably made hundreds of thousands of dollars performing exams for them. If you think you'll receive an unbiased exam by this person, think again. The doctor will likely give you results that the insurance company and defense attorney want. Essentially, results that will decrease your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Speak with your lawyer before you do anything, as receiving such an exam can hurt your end result. Call Jimeno and Gray at (410) 590-9401 for more information.

Maryland Does Not Use Breathalyzers to Convict a Person for a DWI

Did you know that if you are pulled over for a Howard County DUI, you won't have to perform a Breathalyzer? That's right. The state of Maryland will not give you the option of whether or not to use a Breathalyzer. Instead, you will be offered the "Intoximeter EC-IR II." The Toxicologist for the State of Maryland has certified the Intoximeter EC-IR-II, instead of a breath instrument that is built and maintained by the Breathalyzer corporation. Find out how a breath test can affect your Howard County DWI by speaking with a Maryland drunk driving lawyer from Jimeno and Gray. Call 410-590-9401 for more information.

The Difference Between an Alcohol Level of .08 and .07

If you are arrested for suspicion of driving drunk in Maryland, the officer will ask you to submit to a breath test. If you blow a .08 -- the legal limit in Maryland -- or higher, you will likely be charged with the offense of DUI, per se. This means the officer, and a judge, will automatically assume you are intoxicated because of your test results. If you blow a .07, however, the prosecution still has a strong case against you, as a .07 usually results in a prima facia case in favor of the state. Prima facia means a fact presumed to be true, unless it is disproved. The state could assume you are intoxicated because of the .07, since it is just below the .08 mark, unless your Anne Arundel County DUI lawyer can prove it isn't true. If you can provide other evidence, such as witnesses who were with you the night of the alleged drunk driving incident who can attest you were not intoxicated, you may be able to prove your innocence. Additionally, obtaining field sobriety test results that show your coordination wasn't impaired by alcohol, could be your potential defense against these charges. A lawyer from Jimeno and Gray wants to discuss your case with you, and may be able to help. Call 410-590-9401 for more information.

How We Evaluate a DWI Case

If you have been arrested for a DWI or DUI in Maryland, you must consult with an attorney that is able to identify all of your potential defenses. Your potential defenses begin when the officer attempts to pull your vehicle over and continue until you are released from police custody. Many of the best defenses are ones that you, as the driver, are not aware of and are not recognized by the prosecutor or police officer. In this video, former Anne Arundel County prosecutor Greg Jimeno describes how the lawyers at Jimeno & Gray evaluate DWI cases to try and uncover these hidden defenses. For more information about DWI cases, please visit their website to download a free copy of their book, The ABC's Of DWI's In Maryland.

How to Request a Hearing Request After a DWI

You've been arrested for a DWI in Howard County. Now what? The officer probably gave you temporary license, along with an MVA hearing request form. Knowing what to do with each would be helpful. Here, a Howard County DWI lawyer offers some advice. First, you'll want to fill out the form correctly. In the area that states, "I certify under penalty of perjury that I do not have a Maryland driver's license in my possession to return with this hearing request because, write, "the officer took my license." Next, fill out the spaces that ask for your date of birth, license number and address. If you have an attorney, provide his or her information, as well. This helps your attorney and the Office of Administrative Hearings coordinate a date for your hearing. If you turn the form in within ten days of your arrest, your license will not become suspended and you'll still be able to drive, at least until your hearing. Turning the form in between 11 and 30 days of your arrest may result in you having your license suspended in between when the temporary license expires and the date of your hearing. Finally, submitting the form after 30 days will result in a license suspension and denial of your hearing request. Send your form, with the $150 filing fee, through certified mail and request a return receipt. Doing so gives you proof that you sent the form, and proof the MVA received the form. To answer your questions about your case, call Jimeno and Gray at 410-590-9401. Call to schedule an appointment in our Howard County office, conveniently located in Columbia.

How We Prove Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident

You've been injured in a Howard County car crash, and the last thing on your mind is how to prove your injuries at trial. Unfortunately, however, you must show a judge or jury that your injuries were caused by the accident, if you are hoping to seek compensation. The way in which to prove that the pain and suffering you are going through is a result of the accident, is to hire a lawyer, who can then bring in an expert witness. An expert witness could be the doctor who treated you. He or she will discuss your injuries, possibly how they occurred and what, if any, long-term affects will result because of them. The Maryland car accident attorney may also request the help of a non-expert witness. Friends and family members could qualify as non-experts. Your lawyer is looking for someone who has seen you just about everyday, from before and after your accident. This person can testify about the limitations the injuries have caused you. For example, if you have problems sleeping now or doing everyday activities, such as laundry or cleaning. A non-expert's testimony often weighs heavily on the type of verdict that is given. Having an experienced Howard County car accident attorney is essential in receiving the compensation you deserve. A lawyer can get the types of witnesses and evidence you need to prove your injuries were caused by the accident. Contact an attorney from Jimeno and Gray today by calling (410) 590-9401.

Maryland DWI Lawyer Explains How To Request An MVA Hearing

One of the first decisions that a person arrested for a DWI in Maryland has to make is whether to request an MVA hearing in order to maintain some ability to drive. In this video Maryland DWI attorney, and former prosecutor, Greg Jimeno explains how to request an MVA hearing. At the time of arrest the police officer will take your driver's license, issue a temporary license as well as a request for hearing form. The request for hearing form, along with the required filing fee will need to be submitted to the Maryland Office Of Administrative Hearings. Depending on the facts and circumstances of each individual case as the result of an MVA hearing could result in no action being taken against your driver's license or a modification of any suspension that the MVA seeks to impose. Prior to making a request for an MVA hearing, please contact an attorney to determine whether requesting an MVA hearing will best protect your ability to continue driving. The DWI defense attorneys at Jimeno & Gray and former prosecutors and have written a free consumer guide, The ABC's Of DWI's In Maryland . Jimeno & Gray has office locations in Glen Burnie, Annapolis, and Columbia, Maryland. For more information, please call 410-590-9401.

Annapolis, Maryland DWI Lawyer- 3 Options For Drivers License

Losing your drivers' license is one of the biggest fears of anyone who is arrested for a DWI or DUI in Annapolis. In this video, Annapolis, Maryland DWI attorney Greg Jimeno discusses options available to those people who have been arrested for a DWI. Depending on whether you took a breath test and, if so, what the results were, you might be eligible for a modified drivers' license to allow you to continue driving for limited purposes or you might be eligible to participate in the ignition interlock program. In addition, you might want to request a hearing at the MVA to contest the suspension itself. This video will provide you with some of the initial information you need right away.

Glen Burnie DWI/DUI- Options For Keeping Drivers License

If you have been arrested in Glen Burnie, Maryland for a DWI or DUI losing your drivers' license could have a significant impact on your life. Loss of employment or inability to get to from work could occur if you did not have your drivers' license. Former Anne Arundel County Prosecutor and Glen Burnie defense attorney Greg Jimeno discusses options available to those people who have been arrested for a DWI. Additional information can be obtained by downloading a free consumer guide, The ABC's Of DWI's In Maryland from the firm's website at www.jimenogray.com . This video will provide you with some of the initial information you need right away.

Columbia, Maryland DWI/DUI- What To Do About Your Drivers License Following An Arrest

Following a DWI arrest in Maryland, a driver has several options to attempt to maintain some driving privileges. Columbia, Maryland DWI defense attorney Greg Jimeno discusses the following options: Participate in the ignition interlock program Request an MVA hearing Accept the suspension as proposed by the MVA There is no right decision that can be applied to every case, as each person's circumstances are different.

Maryland DWI Defense Attorney Described MVA Hearings

If you have been charged with an alcohol-related drinking and driving crime in Maryland, you most likely will have many questions and need legal guidance during this time. Watch this video as a Maryland criminal defense lawyer at Jimeno & Gray explains what happens when you are charged with a drunk driving offense. When you are charged with a DUI in Maryland, your driver's license may be confiscated. The police officer will mail-in your license with certain paperwork, and you will have a limited time to make certain important decisions. One of these decisions will be to request a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearing. During an MVA hearing, you will be asked a few questions to determine whether you violated the promise you made to the MVA to not be under the influence of alcohol while driving on a Maryland roadway. For legal guidance during this time, please call our skilled Maryland criminal defense attorneys at Jimeno & Gray at (410) 590-9401 or visit our website www.jimenogray.com to contact us today.

Arrested for DWI? Get a FREE book from Glen Burnie, Maryland DWI attorneys.

After you have been arrested for DUI/DWI in Glen Burnie, Maryland, you most likely will have many questions to which you need answers. The Glen Burnie, Maryland DWI defense attorneys of Jimeno & Gray answer many of your questions on their website and in a free book that you can download. Watch this video to learn more. The attorneys at Jimeno & Gray know that if you are arrested for a DWI or DUI in Maryland, you will want to know your rights, what will happen in court, how to prepare for court, etc. Because of their experience as prosecutors and now as defense attorneys, the lawyers of Jimeno & Gray understand the questions that you have about DWIs. This is why they have written a book called the ABCs of DWIs in Maryland. In this book, they answer frequently asked questions and explain some things that you can do to help protect your driver's license. If you are facing a DWI, this can be a complicated area of the law to understand. Educate yourself and learn about your rights by ordering this free book. This book is available as a free download at www.jimenogray.com. Simply fill out the form and we will provide you with a free copy of this book. You also can call our office at (410) 590-9401 to schedule a legal consultation with a skilled Maryland criminal defense attorney today.

Annapolis, Maryland Lawyer Explains The Difference Between DUI & DWI Charges

If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI in Maryland, you may not understand the difference between these two charges. The Maryland criminal defense attorneys of Jimeno & Gray explain in this video the distinction between the two drinking and driving charges in Maryland. Watch the video clip to learn more. The majority of people use the terms DUI and DWI interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two charges. A DUI is considered the highest charge. You may be charged with a DUI when there is a substantial impairment of your normal coordination. A DWI charge is a lesser charge for an impairment of your normal coordination. While the difference between the two charges may seem slight, there is still a difference. The state of Maryland also acknowledges driving under the influence per se, which means that a person has a blood alcohol content level of 0.08% or greater. When you are facing DWI or DUI charges in Maryland, contact the skilled Maryland criminal defense lawyers at Jimeno & Gray by calling (410) 590-9401 for a free legal consultation. You can also email us via our online contact form on our website at www.jimenogray.com. Also, make sure to order a FREE copy of our book entitled The ABCs of DWIs in Maryland. This book is a free download on our website, and will answer some of the most commonly asked questions and act as a guide for you.

Not Required to Take Field Sobriety Tests, Says Glen Burnie MD DWI Lawyer

If you have been pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Maryland, you need to understand your rights. The Maryland DWI defense attorneys of Jimeno & Gray explain more about your rights and about field sobriety tests in this video. Watch the video clip to learn more. After being pulled over by a police officer for suspicion of DUI, you may be asked to step out of your car to perform the field sobriety tests. There are three standardized tests that check the following: your eyes for an indication that you were consuming alcohol, your balance in the one leg stand test, and your level of intoxication in the walk a straight line test. What the police officers do not tell you is that there is no legal requirement that makes you perform these tests. You can refuse to take the field sobriety tests on the side of the road in Maryland. The field sobriety tests give the state attorneys more evidence against you at trial. Make your life easier by refusing these tests, and call the skilled Maryland criminal defense attorneys of Jimeno & Gray at (410) 590-9401 to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation. You can also contact us online at www.jimenogray.com, and order your FREE copy of our book that explains the DUI/DWI process, available as a free download.

Anne Arundel County Maryland DWI Defense Lawyers Know How Police Conduct FSTs

Do you want to know how police measure a field sobriety test (FST)? Do you know what the standardized tests are and what the police look for while conducting these tests? The Anne Arundel County Maryland DWI defense lawyers of Jimeno & Gray answer your questions and explain more about the training they have that could help your DWI case. Watch this video clip to learn more. Because they are former prosecutors, the attorneys of Jimeno & Gray have been through the same training as Maryland police officers about how to administer FSTs correctly on the side of the road. They have the same manuals as the police and have been certified to conduct these tests. Because they have the same training, the Anne Arundel County attorneys of Jimeno & Gray know exactly what the police officers look for and how mistakes can be made when conducting the three standardized field sobriety tests: horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn, and the one leg stand. So, when the police don't explain the tests correctly in court or the officer didn't administer the tests properly, we will be able to defend you. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Anne Arundel County or anywhere in the state of Maryland, or if you have been a victim of a field sobriety test, please call the experienced Maryland criminal defense attorneys of Jimeno & Gray at (410) 590-9401 to schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation. You can also contact us online at www.jimenogray.com, and order your FREE copy of our book that explains the DUI/DWI process, available as a free download.