In Maryland, depending on the circumstances and a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC), a driver may be charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI) or the more serious charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). A driver’s blood alcohol content often determines which charge is applied.
Regardless if the charge is DUI or DWI, in either case, serious consequences can ensue, including incarceration/jail time, probation, a fine and the requirement that an individual install an interlock ignition device in their car. We advise clients about the likelihood of success and what they need to do to place themselves in the best position in Court. We vigorously represent clients at trial and, when appropriate, negotiate pleas for our clients.
Regardless of the outcome of a DUI/DWI charge in Court, a driver charged with a DUI/DWI also faces additional penalties from the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) which include the suspension of a driver’s license, the issuance of a restricted driver’s license and the requirement that an individual install an interlock device. In order to preserve a driver’s rights and contest MVA penalties such as suspended license and the requirement of an interlock device, a driver must request an MVA hearing pursuant to a strict time frame noted on the citation. At Alman & Alman, LLC, we work closely with our clients to ensure that a hearing at the MVA is requested in a timely basis. In addition, we represent our clients at all stages of the MVA Hearing Process in an effort to preserve our clients’ rights to drive.
Our attorneys have years of experience defending clients in Court and before the MVA. Contact our attorneys to schedule an appointment.