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Calvert County Maryland DUI/DWI Lawyer

Everyone knows that drunk driving is dangerous, and therefore 49 states have laws that make it a crime to drive when one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher. The outlier is Utah, where the legal definition of drunk driving is driving when one’s BAC is at least 0.05. There is one other state that acknowledges that even low concentrations of alcohol in the blood can impair a person’s driving ability and increase the risk that they will cause a car accident, and that is Maryland. The drunk driving laws in Maryland recognize two separate criminal offenses related to the BAC of drivers. If your BAC is at least 0.04 but less than 0.08, you can get charged with driving while impaired (DWI), but if your BAC is 0.08 or higher, you can get criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI). In either case, you should contact the Law Office of Robert R. Castro for a consultation with a Calvert County Maryland DUI lawyer.

Experienced Calvert County Maryland DUI Lawyer

While jail time is a possibility for DUI, even for a first conviction, not everyone who gets DUI charges will go to jail. The law takes drunk driving seriously, but the most serious penalties happen when you do something even more dangerous than simply driving when your BAC is too high. These are some exacerbating factors that could lead to more serious criminal charges after a DUI traffic stop:

  • Causing a car accident while driving drunk, especially if someone was killed or injured
  • Driving when your BAC is 0.15 or higher
  • Driving 30 mph or more above the speed limit
  • Driving drunk while children are in the car
  • Driving under the influence of illegal drugs in addition to alcohol

Even if your charges are for just plain DUI without any compounding factors, it is still important, it is still important to work with a Calvert County DUI attorney. The law holds the courts to high standards when it comes to respecting the rights of defendants in criminal cases, but the courts do not always meet these standards. Having a Calvert County Maryland DWI law firm on your side will help ensure that the judge, prosecutors, and police do not violate your rights. For example, field sobriety tests, such as asking a person suspected of drunk driving to walk an imaginary tightrope or recite the alphabet backwards are a notoriously inaccurate way to tell if someone is drunk. The first is very difficult for everyone except gymnasts and dancers who have trained to improve their balance (and who are, as a rule, young and healthy), and the second is difficult unless you learned to sing the ABC song backwards in school when you were a child.

Choose the Calvert County DUI lawyers at the Law Office of Robert R. Castro to represent you in your DUI or DWI case. The Law Office of Robert R. Castro is located at 2670 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601. You can also call us (301)705-5137 or contact us online.