Traffic Offenses/DWI/DUI


Speeding and reckless driving…why would you want any points on your license? Have you been charged with other traffic offenses such as hit and run? Driving on a suspended license? Driving without a license? Driving an uninsured vehicle? DUI or DWI? Many people will be pulled over at some point in their lifetime for speeding. If you have come across any of these situations, before you do anything, you need to call an attorney.

If you have been charged with a traffic offense, you may have questions such as:

  • What does this charge mean?
  • Why do I really need an attorney?
  • Will I get points on my record?
  • Will this show up on a background check?
  • Will my insurance premiums go up?

Nic B. Kuvshinoff has helped to keep the records clean of thousands of clients. He will discuss what your options are and what your best defense will be.

If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in Ocean City, Salisbury, or anywhere on the Eastern shore of Maryland, you need to contact Nic B. Kuvshinoff FIRST! The state of Maryland aggressively prosecutes drivers who are drunk, driving under the influence of alcohol, or even sitting in the front seat of your car behind the wheel “sleeping off the alcohol” before you have decided to start driving.

Being charged with a DUI means that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at a level of .08% or higher. This is severe as it could mean 12 points marked against your license and automatic revocation. There can be technical defenses against a DUI charge as well, and contacting an experienced attorney as soon as possible will help to determine if this could support your case.

If you have been charged with a DWI, in the state of Maryland this could mean your BAC is .07% or higher. In the case people have a lower BAC, it could mean the officer believes there was a major failure of the field sobriety test and could mean points against your license, fines and even jail time.

You need a local attorney who understands what you may be up against, who knows the local court system, and will help you get the results you need. Having tried thousands of cases, Mr. Kuvshinoff will protect your rights and keep your record as clean as possible. For repeat offenders, the sentence is greater. For more serious cases, Mr. Kuvshinoff's responsibility is to reduce the risk of punishment and loss of license within the scope of the law.



The Eastern Shore of Maryland is part of a three-state peninsula including Delaware, Maryland and the two Eastern Shore Counties of Virginia.  In Maryland, Route 50, running east-west, and Route 13, running north-south, intersect in Salisbury, MD.  Each of these major roadways carry thousands of vacationers every day in the summer to Ocean City, Maryland and the nearby Delaware beaches, Virginia Beach, and the Beaches of North Carolina.  Lots of traffic means lots of cars are pulled over by law enforcement in Maryland. We can help!

Every year we get calls from travelers who live in other parts of Maryland or in another state and who were passing through Maryland's Eastern Shore after getting stopped for speeding, expired tags, failing to move over to the other lane when passing emergency vehicles, and various other moving violations.  Some of those pulled over were found to be driving on suspended licenses, or didn't have valid insurance.  Depending on your home state, a conviction on a moving violation may add points to your driving record or cause your insurance premiums to rise. For many infractions, under Maryland law we can appear on your behalf and try to get the matter dismissed, or obtain a result Maryland calls “Probation Before Judgment” which means that the judge does not enter a finding of guilt (although you still will have to pay the fine).  A result of “PBJ” may mean that your insurance company will likely not find out about the ticket and raise your rates.  If you received a traffic ticket while traveling through the Maryland counties of Kent, Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, Wicomico, Somerset or Worcester, or even if you live in one of those counties or elsewhere in Maryland, call us to discuss your situation and see what your options are!

Call for a consultation: 410-749-6052

Who We Are

General Practice law firm with a focus on problem solving whether by negotiation or litigation. The firm practices primarily on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and we are in a courtroom virtually every week somewhere among the Maryland Counties of Wicomico, Talbot, Dorchester, Somerset, and Worcester, and the Virginia Counties of Accomack and Northampton. Learn More

What We Do

The firm assists individuals in the areas of criminal law (serious matters, DWI, DUI, drug offenses), personal injury, family law and traffic offenses; and businesses primarily in the areas of debt collection, landlord-tenant issues and disputes, contract matters and commercial litigation. Learn More