We are top rated attorneys who have handled thousands of criminal defense cases including DWI and DUI. All of these cases have at least one thing in common: someone has either harmed their own life or the life of an innocent person. Even where there is no innocent victim injured as the result of a drunk driver, the offender is injured. If they are not injured physically, then they are injured through their professional and/or family life due to the criminal charges that they are certain to face.
Offenders face heavy penalties under Maryland law that can affect their job security and ability to provide for and spend time with their family. A DUI charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Furthermore, the Motor Vehicle Administration can impose up to twelve points, and could possibly revoke one's driving privilege. Similarly, a DWI charge is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of two months in jail and/or a $500 fine. The Motor Vehicle Administration may also inflict penalties that can include assigning eight points on an offender's driving record, and the possibility of suspending his/her privilege to drive.
The experienced attorneys of Portner & Shure, P.A. urge all drivers to practice safe driving and to avoid driving under the influence at all costs. The penalties associated with a conviction can result in employment loss and a reduced ability to provide for one's family. If faced with these charges, it is important that you take them seriously and contact one of our experienced defense attorneys as soon as possible.