Maryland DUI Defense Lawyer
Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) are considered criminal offenses in Maryland, as well as in most other states. If you get arrested on DUI or DWI charges, it’s crucial to seek the counsel of an experienced Baltimore DUI attorney as soon as possible. DRA e-Law can advise you on the best defense strategies, represent you in court and conduct plea bargaining.
Why You Need a DUI Lawyer
If it’s your first offense and no one was injured during the DUI episode, you may be able to do without a lawyer. But even if you decide not to hire one to represent you in court, at least call for a consultation. There is a number of aggravating circumstances that make it advisable to get a lawyer if you want to reduce the penalties. These circumstance include:
- Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a minor in a vehicle
- Underage drinking/driving
- Getting into an accident and injuring someone
- Second, third and subsequent offenses
Before you decide whether to hire a lawyer or not, remember that being convicted of DUI comes with a variety of unpleasant consequences, including fines, driver’s license suspension, jail time, community service and intervention program participation. Besides the court-ordered sentence, you may also face penalties from the MVA. Repeat offenders often have to have ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles and in more serious cases may completely lose driving privileges.
Contact DRA e-Law today to request a consultation and get advice on your DUI case.