DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

 

Receiving a citation for driving under the influence (DUI) or for driving while impaired (DWI) in Maryland is a serious matter.  There may be both administrative and criminal court proceedings associated with an arrest for drunk driving or for driving under the influence of another substance, like marijuana.  In Maryland the penalties associated with a drunk driving offense may vary depending on whether a person agrees to take a breathalyzer test, had a minor in their car at the time they are arrested, or caused a serious injury or death. Punishment for repeat offenders tends to be harsher. 

Penalties for drunk driving include jail time, fines, driving points, having your license suspended, court mandated alcohol education class, having an ignition interlock installed in your car.  (To operate a vehicle with ignition interlock, you must blow into the device to start the car and periodically, thereafter, to ensure that you are not driving under the influence of alcohol.).  In addition, insurance rates may increase

As your attorney, Phillip Chalker will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances under which you were ticketed in an effort to have evidence used against you deemed inadmissible so that charges are dropped prior to going to court.  If the charges cannot be dropped, Mr. Chalker will defend you in court and seek an acquittal or if necessary negotiate to receive a favorable plea deal.  For help with your legal matters, contact the Law Office of Phillip E. Chalker at (443) 961-7345 or phillip@attorneychalker.com for a free consultation.