Cecil County DUI Attorneys
C. Thomas Brown and Tina Harris- DUI Lawyers 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 of 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.
Non-U.S. citizens face additional problems.
We have over 40 years combined experience handling DUI defense cases.
We are very familiar with the legal system and administrative sanctions
and know exactly what to do for a client who is facing DUI charges. Even
if you have multiple DUI convictions on your record, we 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 Impaired 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 a
- 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 out of state drivers may be reported to the home state.
recent changes in the law with harsher administrative sanctions must act quickly. There are harsher penalties for test refusals. You only have 10 days after
the date of your DUI arrest to request 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. We have helped countless individuals retain
their driving privileges through an aggressive and effective defense in
their MVA hearings or an Ignition Interlock option.
If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving in Cecil County,
please don't hesitate to contact us. This is not the time to just
hire any lawyer. You need aggressive, experienced lawyers to defend you.
We have decades of experience handling all types of criminal charges in
the state and have a proven success record.
Contact C. Thomas Brown and Tina Harris at Brown Harris to discuss your DUI case.