19 May Following 1-vehicle crash, Maryland driver faces DUI charges
On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drunk Driving on Monday, May 19, 2014.
In Maryland, whether charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI, the consequences can last for the rest of one’s life, if convicted. A person not only has to face whatever consequences are associated with the criminal charge, but he or she may experience ramifications in his or her personal and professional life for many years to come. Because of this, it is important for those accused of drinking and driving to understand their rights and what options may be available to them should they decide to fight the DUI charges brought against them.
The driver who was involved in a recent Maryland one-vehicle accident is in the hospital. She is also facing drunk driving charges. For unknown reasons, her vehicle swerved into the median. The vehicle then struck a culvert before flipping twice.
She was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Authorities spoke with her at the hospital. Police allege they could smell alcohol on her. She was then charged with DUI.
Any person who has been accused of drinking and driving is presumed innocent until, and only if, proven guilty. Guilt must be established beyond a reasonable doubt and this is the prosecution’s responsibility. In many cases, a defendant can work out a plea deal in hopes of obtaining lesser charges or, if there is not sufficient evidence, he or she may even be able to obtain an outright acquittal of the DUI charges. The most important step for Maryland individuals accused of drunk driving is to ensure that their rights are fully protected under the law.
Source: delawareonline.com, “Driver faces DUI charge after US 113 crash“, , May 12, 2014