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DUI/DWI Lawyer in Ellicott City

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Alcohol - Ellicott City DUI/DWI AttorneyHave you been charged with DUI or DWI in Maryland? You need a qualified defense attorney to help you fight the charges, protect your rights, and preserve your driving privileges.

At Robert N. Keehner, Attorney at Law, our DUI/DWI attorney in Ellicott City has more than three decades of experience as a criminal defense attorney and prior experience as a prosecutor.

We are always available to answer your call. Contact us online today or at (410) 593-1582 for the legal advice you need. Free consultation!

DUI & DWI Charges in Maryland

Many people are unaware that DUI and DWI are actually two different charges with different penalties for conviction. Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a less serious offense than driving under the influence (DUI) in Maryland.

You may be charged with DWI even if you pass a breathalyzer test, but law enforcement officers believe you exhibited signs of intoxication while driving or during roadside sobriety tests.

DUI Penalties

If you have been charged with a DUI in MAryland, you could face the following penalties:

  • First Offense - Up to one year in jail and/or fines up to $1,000
  • Second Offense - Up to two years in jail and/or fines up to $2,000
  • Third Offense - Up to three years in jail and/or fines up to $3,000

Crafting a Unique Defense for Each Case

Although the charges and penalties are different, you may be facing driver’s license suspension even if your blood alcohol content was not found to be above the legal limit. Loss of your driver’s license can have a serious impact on your ability to get to work or fulfill family responsibilities. Prosecutors pursue these cases vigorously, so it is important to have an experienced DUI & DWI defense attorney on your side.

Our Ellicott City DUI/DWI lawyer will comb through your situation to look for flaws, such as:

  • The reason you were stopped
  • Police mistakes in procedure
  • Questionable field sobriety test reports
  • Problems with the BAC testing
  • Whether or not officers advise you of your rights
  • If you were on prescription drugs or have a medical condition

The penalties for drunk driving vary widely, depending on the situation. A first offense may result in probation, while a more serious offender may be facing serious criminal charges and penalties. Our Ellicott City DUI/DWI lawyer always provides an honest evaluation of each case, takes the time to listen to you, and explain the process and potential results.

Call (410) 593-1582 or contact Robert N. Keehner, Attorney at Law online for a free consultation to discuss your case with our DUI & DWI attorney.

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Why Hire Us?

  • Unmatched Service

    We believe in being responsive to our clients' needs and in providing fast, personal and courteous service.

  • Integrity For All

    We believe that all individuals should be treated fairly, honestly and with respect in a court of law.

  • Uphold Justice

    We believe it is our job to seek the truth and ensure that justice is done.

  • Presumption Of Innocence

    We believe in the presumption of innocence. Every individual is entitled to due process and their day in court.

  • Protecting Rights

    We believe that the Constitution is in place to protect the rights of all individuals.

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