If you are in need of a DUI lawyer District Heights MD residents can turn to in a situation like yours, take a deep breath and know that you can contact the experienced and compassionate team at Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation any time, including right now.
DUI & DWI
Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) are considered crimes that are punishable by fines, suspension of driver’s license, jail and probation, and mandatory alcohol and drug counseling. People’s freedoms, finances, and their daily routines can be taken away from them because of driving while over the legal amount of alcohol (or other substances) in their systems. Many states prosecute a DUI as a criminal conviction which can negatively impact future employment possibilities in addition to threatening the employment you have now.
Many states also suspend a person’s driver’s license which takes away a person’s freedom to do things like get to his or her job, or to take their kids to school, get groceries for their family, etc.
A criminal charge is stressful for the person who is charged as well as for their friends and families. There are many complicated laws and proceedings that are intimidating and overwhelming for most people. An experienced DUI lawyer District Heights MD is fortunate to have available to its community members, may be able to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety you are feeling by providing guidance, understanding and knowledge throughout the process.
An advantage to contacting a lawyer right away is that he or she may be able to start protecting your rights, right away. A good lawyer will be able to guide you on who you should and should not talk to, and what you should and should not say, in order to protect your rights.They will know when deadlines need to be met in order to protect your driving privileges and other freedoms that can be taken away because of a DUI charge.
Even though the tests indicate that you were in fact over the legal amount of alcohol, this does not say that the reason why you were pulled over or stopped was done legally or that the arresting officers followed proper procedures. Many times this is not the case. For example, many states have random DUI checkpoints that are supposed to follow strict guidelines such as only stopping every third car. If the officers running the checkpoint did not comply with this, a person charged with drunk driving may not be convicted because of the checkpoint’s non-compliance. Another example is that a police officer is only supposed to pull people over who are not following the rules of the road. If you can prove that you were driving the speed limit, adhering to all traffic signs, etc., the case may be made that the officer did not have the right to pull you over.
An experienced DUI lawyer will know how to best protect your rights and freedoms. To talk to a highly rated DUI lawyer District Heights MD is proud to have in its midst, contact Cohen & Cohen today.