People across Maryland use their cars for important purposes -- commuting back and forth from work, running errands and dropping their kids off to school. Whether they get behind the wheel every day or only occasionally, these days owning a vehicle has become akin to a necessity of life. Therefore when those driving privileges are threatened by a mistake, it can amount to threatening a person's very livelihood.
As mentioned in last week's post, there are a number of field sobriety tests that can be employed by authorities if they stop someone at a traffic stop under suspicion of drunk driving. Many Maryland residents may not know that a DUI in their state carries both criminal and civil penalties. The consequences depend on the blood alcohol content, the prior record and the seriousness of the offense. The civil consequences could even include suspension of driving license, severely impacting an individual's ability to function normally on a daily basis.
This is why it is important to take drunk driving charges seriously, whether they are DWI or DUI charges, as both carry serious penalties and leave a criminal record that could also affect the rest of one's life. Lawyers at our firm understand the importance of an aggressive defense against drunk driving charges and work hard to protect their client's rights. Our founding lawyer can represent clients in both the criminal and the civil trial.
Depending on one's individual situation, lawyers at our firm can walk the accused through their options in their fight against criminal allegations, whether it could lead to a settlement or negotiation. In order to learn more about drunk driving charges, visit our website.