Maryland law makes a clear distinction between DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated). By law, conviction of a DUI office occurs when an individuals blood-alcohol concentration is 0.08% or higher; while an individual is convicted of DWI with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.07%. Though DWI in Maryland is a lesser offense, the penalties are severe and often result in similar consequences, including fines, jail time, and loss of driving privileges.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a DWI or DUI, it is a serious offense that can have serious consequences, including fines, jail time, and loss of driving privileges. It is very important that anyone facing a Maryland DUI understand what problems they will encounter. Searching for the legal advice of a competent and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney will help you understand all of your options and rights. Contact The Law Offices of Camille R. McBride for representation you can count on.