If you have been arrested on a DUI or DWI charge in Maryland or in the surrounding areas, you may find it a relief to talk to a DUI lawyer Lanham MD residents have come to trust.
Even though driving while under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are illegal for good reasons- it is unsafe for the driver and others on the roads and sidewalks- there are many situations where charges are made when the arresting officer/s did not have sufficient evidence to suspect that a driver was under the influence or intoxicated. It can be difficult to fight these charges which is why many people find it helpful to have a lawyer on their side who understands the law and knows how to use it and to fight for their client’s rights.
Regardless of whether or not there was just cause in your arrest, most people do not have the time, knowledge, resources, and patience, to successfully deal with a DUI on their own. While enlisting the help of a lawyer is no guarantee of the outcome of your case, it often helps people who have been accused of driving while under the influence to feel less anxious about their future and to feel less alone in this difficult time.
A DUI charge, even before you have been convicted or even had a hearing before a judge, may give you jail time and have your driving privileges suspended. There are timelines to be adhered to and voluminous amounts of paperwork to be dealt with in order prevent some people from more jail time and/or to limit the amount of time a person’s driver’s license is suspended.
A person can be arrested on a DWI charge for being on prescription medications that they are taking in accordance with their doctor and the drug manufacturer’s instructions. Many people have medical conditions that may make them appear to be intoxicated (such as poor balance or speech impediments, etc.) when they are not.
Many people who have been accused of driving while under the influence or while intoxicated have found it helpful to have a DUI lawyer Lanham MD is fortunate to have in its midst, on their side.
In many states, a conviction for driving while under the influence or while intoxicated, is a criminal charge. If an accident occurs where there are serious injuries or fatalities, the intoxicated driver may be convicted of a felony. Both of these are convictions that can stay on people’s records and cause them difficulties long after they have served their initial punishments. A DUI or DWI conviction can make it difficult for a person to keep their regular job and to find employment in the future. It can negatively cause a person’s immigration status. It can take away or prevent a person from obtaining security clearances and take away a person’s qualifications for jobs and volunteer positions.
A DUI charge or conviction can have a big emotional toll on the accused and his or her family and friends. It can cause judgement and mistrust from the accused’s family, friends and other community members. People who have been arrested for driving while under the influence very often suffer from anxiety and depression.
While talking to a lawyer will not be able to magically erase your charge or conviction, it may make you to feel less alone in this unfortunate situation. If you think you may be able to use the help of a DUI lawyer Lanham MD residents can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation, today.