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Should You Get An Attorney For A DUI

Yes, Yes and they Yes again. A DUI is one of the most complicated charges an individual can receive.  Not to mention, a DUI arrest can be one of the most expensive charges filed against you.

A DUI (driving while under the influence of alcohol) lawyer can be helpful in explaining the process and protecting your rights and freedom after a DUI charge.

A DUI can be life altering and may haunt you for years after the arrest and the trial has concluded.

If you are charged with DUI in Maryland, contact the Maryland DUI lawyer Randolph Rice at 410-288-2900 or email his office to schedule a free confidential consultation.

If you are unfortunate enough to be stopped and charged with DUI, you immediately start to worry about your job, your license to drive and your reputation in the community.

Should You Get An Attorney for a DUI

If you are convicted for DUI, then you could be facing many sanctions including:

  • Jail;
  • Fines;
  • Court Costs;
  • Probation Fees;
  • Community Service;
  • Alcohol Counseling Classes;
  • MADD Victim Impact Panel;
  • Other conditions the Judge deems appropriate.

Can I beat a DUI in Court?

It is possible to be found not guilty of driving while under the influence, but it all depends on the facts of your case.  It is important to remember that it is the State’s burden to prove you were driving while under the influence.  That means the State must meet certain criteria before a Judge or Jury can find your guilty.  It is the job of your attorney to poke holes or the State’s case or find points that the police officer made a mistake. DUI and DWI charges are very technical, meaning the police must follow a very specific set of rules to succeed in their prosecution.  If they miss one of the steps, then a good lawyer will find those mistakes and use them in Court for your case.

What Do I Do Next After a DUI Arrest?

Contact a lawyer as soon after the arrest to discuss your options. In Maryland, you will receive a form called a DR-15A.  That form is your driver’s license until the 46th day after the arrest.  If you elect a MVA hearing or ignition interlock then you will receive another form from the MVA or a license with an ignition interlock restriction.

Call the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900 for immediate legal help and to schedule a free confidential consultation after a DUI in Maryland.

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