Recently, Portner & Shure attorney, Christina Ruhl, obtained an excellent result for one of our DUI clients in Maryland. Our client was charged with three alcohol related offenses—driving under the influence of alcohol per se, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving while impaired by alcohol. Our client was also charged with reckless driving, negligent driving, and failure to display lighted lamps. The maximum penalties for our client’s charges were 1 year in jail and over $1,700.00 in possible fines. Ms. Ruhl negotiated a plea bargain for the least serious alcohol offense, driving while impaired, and the least serious moving violation, failure to display lighted lamps. The negligent driving and reckless driving charges were dropped by the prosecutor. The Judge granted our client a probation before judgment on the DWI offense with 1 year unsupervised probation without any special conditions. Fines were limited to only $175.00.