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No matter your state, it is a crime to operate a vehicle while intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs. Maryland law prohibits drinking and driving in any capacity. These cases often incite numerous allegations and complexities. If you are facing a DWI or DUI charge, seek out the services of DWI Lawyers Rockville, MD trusts to navigate confusing legal matters. Our versatile team of lawyers is prepared to handle your case and provide the utmost clarity for yourself and everyone involved. 

The Difference Between a DUI and a DWI

While operating a vehicle under any influence of alcohol or substances is ill-advised, there are certain stipulations that lead to greater consequences. A DUI (driving under the influence) consists of operating a vehicle when the blood alcohol concentration is .08 or above. This level and higher is enough to warrant a DUI charge. Maryland law refers to a BAC of .08 or above as “under the influence per se.” A DUI carries more serious penalties than a DWI, but both remain susceptible to legal ramifications. 

Ramifications of a DWI

When facing a DWI charge, it is important to understand the severity of these types of cases. A DWI or DUI charge can result in jail time for even a first-time offense. A driver convicted of a DWI will receive eight points on their license, which stays on the person’s record for two years. These points can even result in license suspension for the individual charged. A second DWI conviction results in a $500 fine and up to a year in prison, or $1,000 if there was a minor in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. With these possible aforementioned consequences, it is likely that a DWI conviction will have a continuing impact on a person’s life. 

If you were charged with a DWI in the state of Maryland, under Code 21-902, and your documented BAC registered on the lower end of the spectrum, then your lawyer will examine whether or not you should have been arrested at all. The following factors are often determinants of a more severe case against the individual accused:

  • Unusual or uncontrolled behavior
  • Illegal driving maneuvers
  • Failed field sobriety test
  • Officer detects the smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath
  • A minor was present in the vehicle at the time of the arrest
  • Previous DWI or DUI convictions
  • Usage of other illegal substances at the time of the arrest

Choose DWI Lawyers Rockville, MD Trusts

DUI and DWI offenses are aggressively prosecuted in the state of Maryland and should not be taken lightly. It is imperative to hire a skilled attorney to defend you in the court of law and legally represent you should your case escalate beyond this. Protect your driving record by backing yourself legally in the Maryland court system. Contact Cohen & Cohen Attorneys today to connect with a Maryland lawyer you can trust. Reach out to our dedicated team for more information or to set up a consultation. 

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