An Assertive Attorney For DUI And Other Traffic Charges
The state of Maryland does not play around when it comes to traffic violations, including driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI). Far too many people are quick to ignore tickets and other offenses only to find that they are at risk of losing their driving privileges completely.
Instead, work with a defense attorney like me to safeguard your future from the consequences of traffic offenses. People in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Howard County turn to Law Office of Caroline Norman Frost for assertive, effective representation in a variety of criminal matters, including traffic issues.
Treating All Traffic Violations Seriously
I treat every traffic case with the same seriousness that I would a violent felony charge. I carefully investigate every crash site, interview witnesses and gather any available exculpatory evidence. My goal is always to deliver the lightest sentence – or, if possible, to get the offense dropped completely.
What is the difference between DUI and DWI?
Maryland has two categories for drunk driving charges:
- Driving under the influence, or DUI, involves a motorist driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher.
- Driving while impaired (DWI) refers to a motorist driving with a BAC over 0.07%.
DUIs usually have more serious penalties than DWIs.
What are some of the penalties for a DUI or DWI conviction?
The severity of your sentence depends on factors such as whether you have a prior drunk driving conviction. Some of the most common punishments, though, include:
- Expensive fines
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle
- Alcohol or drug treatment
- Points added to your license
- Jail time
You can also experience unanticipated consequences such as difficulty finding a job or the possibility of losing child custody.
What are some common traffic violations?
Some traffic-related offenses that I commonly handle include:
- Reckless driving
- Driving while texting
- Failure to yield
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Vehicle Manslaughter
- Motor vehicle theft
- Commercial License Citations
Some cases involve two or more of these at the same time.
Do I really need a lawyer?
Although you have the option of handling your charges on your own, hiring a defense lawyer gives you a much better chance for good results. Attorneys know how to navigate the administrative steps, present your case well in court and negotiate a plea bargain if applicable.
Take Action Quickly – Make Your Free Consultation
Traffic tickets usually have deadlines for you to respond to them. The sooner you contact the Law Office of Caroline Norman Frost, the sooner I can help you. To make a free, no-risk consultation with me, please call my Baltimore office at 240-213-1802 or send me an email.