We recently discussed the case of a Maryland officer who is facing a drunk driving charge in connection with a road rage incident. This story is a poignant reminder that your social status and job title don’t matter if you are driving drunk. Instead of having some type of immunity, you can still face criminal charges.
Drunk driving charges are serious, no matter what the circumstances. You do have options that you can consider if you are facing these charges. We can help you to learn these options so that you can lay out a path you are willing to follow for your defense.
Your first choice comes when it is time to enter a plea for the DUI or DWI. You can opt to enter a guilty plea or a not guilty plea. Both of these have specific results that you must consider carefully. If you enter a guilty plea, you will likely just move to sentencing. If you enter a not guilty plea, you can work on your defense or possibly try to get a plea deal in which you would change your plea.
We know that you might have some concerns about the specifics of your case. You should make sure that we have ample time to evaluate the case so we can help you to learn your options.
As you go through the options you have before you, make sure that you think about how each will impact your freedom, your job, your family and your finances. You can’t just make rash decisions based on partial information or on how you feel right then.