Maryland DUI Accident Defense Lawyers
A driver operating a motorized vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and causing an accident can be charged with multiple offenses.
Not only can the driver be charged and held accountable for all vehicle and medical damages caused by the accident, he or she can be given tickets for any traffic violations and can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. States across the country have been enacting stricter DUI penalties for both first and second offenders. Because the sheer numbers are so incredibly high in terms of alcohol related accidents and deaths, laws have been and are being created to do everything possible to bring these numbers down and to keep offenders off the roads. The team of Maryland DUI accident defense lawyers at the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, LLC, are keeping a close eye on new legislation so that they can best serve their clients who have been charged with these offenses.
Penalties for Drunk Driving
These new, stricter penalties around the country are trying to send a message to drivers that getting behind the wheel after drinking is just not worth any of the risks. The consequences are much too great, taking the life of another or yourself or faced with thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees and jail time is not worth it. Fines and punishments for first time offenders are becoming higher and stricter as well, with increased fees and even the possibility of jail time after just one DUI charge. A second or third offense can keep you off the roads for a long time and have you spending significant time behind bars. The penalties of a DUI charge on your driving and criminal record can follow you permanently. When applying for school or a new job a DUI charge can be a major deterrent.
Top Drunk Driving Defense in Maryland
The DUI accident defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, have this advice:
The best way to avoid an accident caused by driving under the influence is to avoid driving under the influence completely. Plan ahead and have a designated driver or the telephone number for a cab ready. A cab ride home in the end will be a much cheaper option for you than a DUI charge. Be responsible and never allow yourself to be in a situation that could cause an accident that could seriously injure someone or even take the life of another human being because you were driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Should you fail to heed this advice and find yourself charged with a DUI or a compounded charge due to causing an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, contact Alpert Schreyer, LLC, for your defense. Our Maryland DUI accident defense attorneys have proven experience in the Maryland court system and stand ready to help protect your rights and fight the charges against you. Call us today at (866) 444-6363 for a free and confidential case evaluation.