A DUI arrest could cost you your license

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drunk Driving on Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Losing the ability to drive legally can be a huge problem for someone in Maryland. You may even rely on your car to get to work, meaning that the loss of your license could lead to problems with your employment. You may even lose your job as a result. Unfortunately, license suspension is one of the potential penalties faced by people who have been accused of drunk driving. To make things worse, even if you have not yet been convicted, there is a chance that your license could be revoked.

One way this can happen is if you refuse to participate in a breath test or field sobriety test. This is because, simply by holding a driver’s license you are bound by implied consent laws. Unfortunately, declining to take the test can still result in license suspension even if you do not end up being found guilty of drunk driving.

As this article on DUI stops explains, the precise laws vary from one state to the next. As such, the penalties you might face can differ dramatically depending on where you are charged. Also, as each case is unique it can be difficult to predict exactly what might happen. Whatever the case, a good defense is critical if you want to avoid conviction and protect your future.

Fortunately, you do not need to build your defense alone. An attorney may be able to provide valuable advice and support as you gather important evidence and decide which line of defense is likely to work best for you. Your attorney can oversee the process, and help you ensure that your side of the story is heard by the courts. He or she may also be able to explain the charges you face and support you during your trial.

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