Many people are shocked when they are stopped for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) for the first time. Understandably no one expects to be caught and arrested so you are probably not prepared to handle the situation. Likely you have a number of questions such as "What do I do now?" The first thing you need to do is to remain silent until you have spoken with an experienced attorney. The second is to talk to a Frederick DUI defense Lawyer as soon as possible who can help you fight the charges and fight suspension of your driver's license.
If the officer determines that you are impaired or intoxicated due to drugs or alcohol you likely received citations for both charges. Although you are considered innocent until proven guilty, you will have to fight to prove your innocence and keep your driver's license. If your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher you will face DUI charges and if your BAC is .07 or less the charge is DWI. The criminal penalties if you are convicted are possible jail time, large fines, points on your driving record, higher insurance premiums, and a mark on your criminal record.
If there was a traffic accident, an injury, you are facing multiple DWI charges, or a minor child was present in your vehicle the penalties become greater. Besides the criminal case you will need to fight a civil hearing with the MVA. MVA hearings must be requested. You have only 10 days to request a hearing or your license will automatically be suspended. Your only hope of avoiding these serious consequences is to hire a skilled DUI attorney who fully understands the technical issues involved in your criminal defense case and can mount a compelling defense on your behalf.
At Law Offices of John R. Discavage, PA we know our clients are people, not just cases, and understand how vital the outcome of your case is to your future. For your convenience we offer payment plans as well as flexible appointments. Begin your defense by talking with a DUI lawyer at our firm immediately.
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