Protect Yourself | Fight Back Against DUI Charges
Driving under the influence can happen to anyone. It is important to prepare the strongest defense possible, so you can move on with your life. The law office of M. Dean Jenkins is an Ocean City firm with an outstanding record of success defending the rights of people facing DUI charges. We provide strategic representation.
Wondering What A DUI Charge Can Mean?
Facing DUI charges can be confusing, especially if you have never been arrested before. We help our clients navigate an unfamiliar system, guiding them each step of the way and answering their questions. Here are some of the most common questions we receive:
Do you represent people who were arrested for DUI while on vacation? Yes. Many people come to Ocean City on vacation and never expect to face a DUI. However, it can easily happen, and vacationers make up a large portion of our clients.
What are the possible penalties for a first-time offense? It depends on the circumstances. For instance, if a minor is in the car, penalties may be more serious. However, if it is just one person in the car and no accident resulted from driving while intoxicated, consequences can include up to a year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. However, it is frequently possible to have the charge reduced or even dismissed. Talk to us about the available options in your case.
What are the possible penalties of a subsequent offense? After your first offense, a subsequent DUI carries increased penalties. You may be facing the possibility of significant jail time and extensive fines, as well as a potential ignition interlock device requirement. The importance of having an experienced DUI defense lawyer on your side cannot be overstated. We can fight to protect your rights and explore every available option for having the charge reduced or dismissed.
How can a DUI lawyer help? We have the understanding and experience to guide you through the process. In many cases, we are able to get charges dismissed or reduced in exchange for alternative resolution options, or if a trial is the best way to protect your rights, we will fight for you in court. Hiring a lawyer is the best way to get the most favorable outcome.