DUI Attorney in Maryland
After you’ve been arrested for a DUI or DWI charge, there’s no changing what happened. The important thing now is what you do to address the matter. A veteran DUI attorney with experience trying impaired driving cases can help you prove innocence or shield you from Maryland’s harsher penalties.
Paul E. Mack has handled more than 3,000 DWI cases in the state of Maryland, at District and Circuit Courts, and through the Office of Administrative Hearings. Notably, he has represented many high-profile clients, including, swimmer, Michael Phelps and various NBA players.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Fight DUI Charges in Howard County?
A Howard County, Maryland impaired driving charge can be extremely expensive and complicated. Besides the criminal fines, you could have to pay for court costs, monthly fees for an ignition interlock, alcohol treatment center costs, and other “hidden” expenses. Given the penalties and the years of problems that a DUI record will bring, it’s always worth hiring an attorney.
There are many situations where a DUI can be successfully defended in court, especially if there was an improper breath test or police misconduct. Refusal to submit to a sobriety test does not necessarily mean guilt. Paul E. Mack will discuss your specific case details with you to explore avenues for beating the charges if possible.
Besides being found not guilty, other favorable outcomes for a DUI may include:
- Pleading to a lesser charge of reckless driving
- Probation instead of jail time
- Reduced fines
- Maintaining your driver license
What Are the Maryland DWI Laws?
Maryland law defines a DWI as driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. If you tested between .04 and .08, you could face a lesser DWI charge.
Drivers under 21 should not have any alcohol in their system, so a BAC of just .02 can result in DUI charges. Commercial drivers are also held to a stricter limit of .04 BAC.
A first-offense DWI in Maryland carries potential jail time of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $1,000. Second and subsequent offenses come with additional jail time and fines.
Since 2016, all drivers convicted of a DWI in Maryland must get an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle. This means your car has a breathalyzer test that you must pass to start the car. Failures can result in your license being revoked, a probation violation, and full exposure to the sentencing that probation replaced.
Why Hire Paul E. Mack As Your DUI Lawyer?
Paul E. Mack has handled criminal law, including all kinds of drunk driving and traffic violations, for more than 20 years. He knows the laws and what to expect from the judicial process, to make a good defense for your individual case.
You can count on Paul E. Mack as your legal defense because he is:
- Experienced with more than 3,000 DUI cases handled in Howard County, and throughout Maryland
- Diligent at fighting for his clients, even in the toughest cases
- Dedicated to defending your legal rights throughout the process
- Respected by judges and prosecutors as a fair and honest defense attorney
Jurisdictions Where Paul Mack Practices
Conveniently located in Clarksville, MD, Paul Mack is just a phone call away to handle your legal case. Contact Paul E. Mack, Attorney at Law if you need an attorney in any of the following counties:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore City
- Baltimore County
- Carroll County
- Frederick County
Contact a DUI Lawyer in Maryland Today
Don’t let your DUI or DWI charge become a losing battle. Paul E. Mack will adamantly fight for you in Howard County and surrounding counties in Maryland.