As a result, an accused drunk driver who plea bargains to obtain or otherwise receives probation before judgment need not use an ignition interlock unless assigned to in the judge's discretion.
"Every time I hear probation before judgment I cringe," said Rich Leotta, adding that he has attended court hearings at which judges chose not to order an ignition interlock as a condition of an accused drunk driver's probation.
Those that authorities pursued resulted in a fine and probation before judgment
. The subjects considered the prosecution merely an inconvenience and simply the price of doing business.
Erek Barron, D-Prince George's, would allow prosecutors to file a motion asking to vacate a probation before judgment
or conviction in the interest of justice and fairness if newly discovered evidence makes them doubtits integrity.
Sewell was convicted of misconduct in office and sentenced to probation, but his conviction was overturned by the Court of Special Appeals in November.Green was convicted of conspiracy to commit misconduct in office and was sentenced to serve probation before judgment
, meaning the misdemeanor charge could be expunged from his record if he successfully completes probation.
A Salisbury University student and political activist pleaded guilty Friday to illegal wiretapping of a congressional staffer and received probation before judgment
as part of a pre-indictment agreement.