If the police arrest you for driving under the influence (DUI) or DWI, the charges can have serious consequences. A DUI/DWI arrest can be a cause of significant worry. But you have rights – given to you by the US Constitution. Please see a lawyer before you waive or lessen your rights. We have experience fighting DUI and DWI charges. If we can help you, please call us at (301) 340 – 8200.
In Maryland, there are two types of arrest for driving involving alcohol: DWI (driving while intoxicated) and DUI (driving under the influence). Motorists are charged with DWI if the breath test is 0.08 or above. If the breath test is between 0.04 and 0.07,and you fail a field sobriety test, you can be charged with DUI.
The penalties for both DWI and DUI can be significant, if found guilty. The penalties can vary depending on whether it is a first offense or a subsequent offense. In Maryland, a DWI conviction results in 12 points against your license and automatic revocation of your license. There are fines and, possibly, jail time. For a DUI conviction, eight points are charged to your driving record, there is a fine and, possibly, jail time.
Since DUI charges can be very serious, and you have significant rights that can help you, we believe it is crucial to hire quickly an experienced DUI attorney who can enforce your rights and help you. To the greatest extent possible, you want to maintain your rights until you have hired an attorney who can help you.
Our experienced attorneys are knowledgeable about DUI/DWI defenses and may be able to help you get the charges dismissed or lessened. Sometimes the government does not administer a breathalyzer test properly, or the machine has not been properly inspected or calibrated. Our attorneys will discuss the situation surrounding your charges to determine why you were pulled over, whether you were read your Miranda rights and whether there were any conditions that could adversely affect the results of the blood alcohol test.
The Garza Firm has helped many defendants accused of DUI charges get the charges dismissed or lessened. We have also helped defendants avoid jail time and keep limited driving privileges. If there are DUI/DWI charges against you, please hire a lawyer. Rely on the experience of The Garza, Firm.. If we can help you, please call us at (301) 340 – 8200.