Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are apprehended for a crime in Maryland, you need a Maryland attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law. The repercussion of a Maryland criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Maryland lawyer. Each criminal offense in Maryland, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, a conviction in Maryland could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified Maryland criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified Maryland criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Maryland lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Maryland, the primary goal of the lawyers on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Maryland
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in Maryland is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving Maryland include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for DWI or drunk driving a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in Maryland. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.