Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are accused of a crime in Maryland, you need a Maryland attorney who focuses on criminal defense law. The consequences of a Maryland criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Maryland lawyer. Each criminal case in the State of Maryland, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. A conviction in Maryland could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense attorneys in Maryland you can trust to help you through a bad situation.
Hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer Maryland will ensure that your 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 build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Maryland, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Maryland
In Maryland the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Maryland for drunk driving are driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI).
To be arrested for DWI or drunk driving a police 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%.