Michelle will help you with a DWI-DUI defense for both the courtroom and MVA hearings. Your license is just the start of why it important to have an attorney for these offenses. Jail is a real possibility, especially for second or subsequent offenses and legislation continues to require more stringent incarceration and penalty requirements.
Don’t be fooled into thinking you can only be convicted of “drunk driving” if you are “drunk” or “intoxicated”. If your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent or your blood alcohol content (BAC) level exceeds the .07% state limit you can be convicted. If you are under 21, those BAC levels are even lower. The consequences of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) are influenced by your age, BAC, whether you have been arrested for DWI/DUI in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the DWI-DUI.
DWI-DUI charges have consequences to your ability to drive. Charges can trigger ignition interlock device requirement, a driver’s license suspension in the state of Maryland and multiple convictions can result in revocation, which requires you to go through an MVA hearing before getting your license back.
Michelle can help you understand what you are up against, and the fines you may be required to pay. She can help you go through the overlapping process of the Courts and the MVA hearing process and work on contingent license programs so you can keep driving to work. The MVA process can be frustrating and time consuming. Michelle will manage the process for you regarding required forms, as well as scheduling and representing you at the Maryland MVA Suspension Hearing.
You need to hire Michelle if keeping your license for work is important, if you have prior offenses, if a conviction can affect your professional license, if your BAC was high, if you refused the field sobriety or intoximeter tests, if there was an accident and/or injury involved, or if you are concerned about your driving record. And the sooner, the better. DWI-DUI laws are complex and the penalties serious. You need a heavyweight defense attorney in your corner as soon as possible.
Michelle can help you protect your driving record and will go to court on your behalf without you having to take time from your schedule to appear for most payable traffic tickets. Allowing you to possibly get a better outcome, including a possible PBJ (Probation Before Judgement), without you having to spend the hours in court yourself.
Traffic tickets can result in points against your driver’s license, which can result in driver’s license suspension if you accumulate too many. Being cited for traffic violations such as speeding or reckless driving directly impact your ability to drive. They are not just an inconvenience and require your attention. When you pay a ticket you are admitting your guilt and get not just points on your driver’s license record but a conviction as well. Depending on judges and jurisdictions, going to court for your ticket may enable you to get a lesser fine amount, fewer points, or even a Probation Before Judgment. Ignoring those moving violation tickets can result in a suspension of your license or worse. And driving while suspended brings bigger consequences. No longer is anyone in a position not to worry about accumulating points from tickets or being in a position to lose their driver’s license. You need your license for day to day activities and responsibilities– call Michelle to help you through your traffic ticket case now, before you get to a possible loss. If you have an accumulation of points on your driving record or maintain a commercial driver’s license, that can result in criminal charges and an even longer license suspension.
Don’t risk your license. Call Michelle to represent you through court and/or MVA processes for any ticket.