Cecil County DUI Attorney
C. Thomas Brown - DUI Lawyer in Cecil County
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is very important that you protect yourself and your rights. If you are convicted for drunk driving in Maryland, you could face very serious penalties that could drastically affect your life and that of your family. As soon as you have been arrested for DUI, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced Cecil County DUI lawyer as soon as possible.
I have over 30 years experience handling all types of criminal defense cases in Cecil County. I am very familiar with the legal system and I know exactly what to do for a client of mine who is facing DUI charges. Even if you have multiple DUI convictions on your record, I will still be able to work with you to maximize your chances of receiving a desirable outcome in your criminal case.
DUI Penalties in Maryland
If you have been pulled over by a law enforcement agent and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .07% or above, you will be charged with Driving While Imparied and/or Driving Under the Influence. Under Maryland law, if your BAC is .08 or above, you are "per se intoxicated" and you can be convicted. Some of the penalties that you could be subject to include the following for afirst offense:
- Drivers License Suspension
- Fines of up to $1000
- 8 to 12 points on your driver's license
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Alcohol treatment and classes
Second and subsequent offenders face even harsher penalties. Convictions for ut of state drivers may be reported to home state.
Additionally, you only have 10 days after the date of your DUI arrest to schedule an administrative hearing with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) regarding a proposed suspension due to the BAC result or for a test refusal. This hearing is not related to your criminal trial, but will determine your future driving privileges. Do not forget that your Cecil County DUI lawyer can defend your right to drive in this MVA hearing. I have helped countless individuals retain their driving privileges through an aggressive and effective defense in their MVA hearings.
If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving in Cecil County, please don't hesitate to contact me. This is not the time to just hire any lawyer. You need an aggressive, experience lawyer to defend you. I have decades of experience handling all types of criminal charges in the state. I have a proven success record and I am determined to give you the best possible service.
Contact Cecil County DUI Attorney C. Thomas Brown at the Law Office of C. Thomas Brown today to discuss your DUI case.