Maryland recognizes two different types of drunk driving charges. One is driving under the influence of alcohol. This is a serious offense that could lead to the suspension or revocation of a person's driver's license and as many as three years in jail for a second or subsequent offense. The other is driving while impaired. While this charge is not as serious as driving under the influence of alcohol, it could still lead to the suspension of a person's driver's license, a significant fine and possibly jail time, among other penalties. When accused of driving while impaired or driving under the influence of alcohol it is important to take every step necessary to present a solid defense case.
One of these steps may include seeking legal representation. An attorney can advocate for the client and protect the client's rights throughout the criminal trial process. Attorneys understand the law and can apply it to the facts of their client's case, presenting their client's case in the best light possible.
Being accused of drunk driving can negatively impact a person's reputation. This makes it all the more important to attempt to avoid a conviction. At the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., we aim to provide our clients with a solid defense against drunk driving charges. If successful, a person can avoid losing their driving privileges and incurring a criminal record that could negatively impact them for years to come.
It is not easy to fight drunk driving charges alone. Fortunately, those accused of drunk driving can seek legal representation in order to pursue the best possible outcome to their case. Our firm's webpage on drunk driving offenses may be a good starting point for those who want more information on how we approach such charges.