Are you facing DUI, DWI or drugged driving charges in the Bel Air, Maryland area? Did you know that regardless of what happened, what your blood alcohol content (BAC) level was you have rights that need to be protected. When facing criminal or driving under the influence charges it is a wise decision to retain a skilled and experienced Harford County Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Contact Bel Air Maryland DUI Defense Lawyer John P. Downs at (410) 838-0100 to discuss your case as he has experience handling all types of driving while intoxicated charges including:

Alcohol Induced DUI

Ambien & Lunesta DUI

Subsequent Offense DUI

Marijuana DUI

Cocaine DUI

Xanax, Valium, Percocet and Vicodin DUI

Juvenile DUI

Commercial Drivers License DUI

DUI With Child In Car

DUI Involving Property Damage

DUI Involving Bodily Injury

Penalties If Convicted Of DUI In Maryland

Maryland, like other states, have very strict DUI laws in place that are applicable across the entire state. No matter where in Maryland you got your DUI the legal and administrative consequences are the same. For a first time DUI offense in Maryland you may face:

Up to 1 year in jail

Fines up to $1,000.00

Minimum license suspension of 6 months

Mr. Downs and his associates are well aware of the legal, financial and administrative consequences you are facing due to your pending charges. They also understand that the effects of a DUI may be felt long after you are convicted as you may lose your driving privileges and this can lead to you losing your job and ability to earn a living.

The Difference Between DUI And DWI In Maryland

Maryland is one of the few remaining states that acknowledges a difference between DUI and DWI. According to Maryland law if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher inĀ the charge is driving under the influence (DUI). However, if the driver’s BAC is aboveĀ .04% but less than .08%, the driver can still be charged with driving while impaired (DWI).

How A Bel Air DUI Lawyer Can Help You

Do not go through the Maryland legal system alone. If you are facing criminal, serious traffic or DUI charges in the Bel Air, Maryland or Harford County area contact Mr. Downs to discuss your case, your rights and how to protect them.

Mr. Downs and his associates offer free consultations to those facing criminal, DUI and traffic offense charges in Cecil County and Harford County, Maryland.