Being charged with drunk driving in Maryland can impose negative effects on a person's private and/or professional life, whether or not he or she is convicted. Depending upon the individual judge deciding a case, the consequences incurred due to a conviction for DUI charges can vary, with some being quite severe. If it is a first offense, sometimes justice may be served and punishment rendered without conviction, as in cases where probation before judgment rulings are issued.
Each case is different. Some judges order mandatory jail time to any person whose blood alcohol content level was high at the time of his or her arrest. This type of punishment can be imposed even if it is the first time you have ever been charged with a DUI. Because the legal system can be complex and difficult to navigate under such circumstances, it is typically helpful to consult with a legal professional who has experience in defending those facing drunk driving charges.
William R. Hall, P.A. is a dedicated attorney who worked as a former prosecutor and, therefore, understands both sides of the law. Attorney Hall will use his experience to help you protect your rights and preserve your reputation in your community. He provides services to many clients in the areas of the Eastern Shore.
Changes in Maryland law have resulted in increased penalties for convictions inDUI charges, as well as DWI and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. By contacting William R. Hall's office, you can schedule a free consultation in order to receive an individual case assessment. This can help determine what options might be available to you in preparing a defense strategy that seeks to obtain the most positive outcome possible in your case.