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Driving Under the Influence

DUI Law

While receiving an accusation of Driving Under the Influence may feel overwhelming, know that a professional DUI lawyer can help. We will aggressively fight for your rights by applying our knowledge and experience and making the arguments that win.
There is no need for a DUI offense to get in the way of everything else in your life. Our attorney has experience in handling criminal charges in VA, MD and DC and DUIs are no exception to this.

Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly charged crimes in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland and DC. While receiving an accusation may feel overwhelming, know that a professional DUI lawyer can help.

The 0.08 percent limit is the standard measurement used by all states for the “impaired” driver.

According to section 18.2-266 of the Virginia Code, you can be charged with driving under the influence if you are found to be operating a motor vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08 or higher. You can also be charged with a drug-related DUI with a lower BAC if you are found to be under the influence of narcotics or even prescription drugs.

Maryland has two levels of drinking and driving. The first, driving under the influence (DUI), is a .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or above. With this .08 BAC, Maryland considers you to be under the influence of alcohol “per se.” That means the state wouldn’t have to show other evidence of your drinking, such as the smell of alcohol on your breath or your failure of the field sobriety tests. A driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs (DWI) is a less severe crime, with a lower BAC limit of .07.

Washington D.C. also has two levels of severity of “drunk driving”, similar to Maryland.

DC also has a Zero Tolerance for drivers under the age of 21. This means that if you are under the age of 21 you are not allowed to have any measurable alcohol in your system. The Washington D.C. DUI / DWI law also includes driving under the influence of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, inhalants and other drugs.

There is no need for a DUI offense to get in the way of everything else in your life. Our attorney has experience in handling criminal charges in VA, MD and DC and DUIs are no exception to this.

Our law firm has been in the business since 2000, and we have gained the respect of multiple clients. We appreciate your trust and your time that you give to help you fight for the cases. We cover all the possible areas of law.

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