Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated or impaired
(DWI) are very similar charges. In fact, in some states, they are used
interchangeably. If you've been charged with either offense, you need
to contact a criminal defense attorney right away. Your
DUI lawyer will help you understand the specific nature of your charge and the potential
penalties involved. Your defense attorney can also explain your legal options.
As you'll learn by watching this video, the definitions of DUI and
DWI vary from state to state. Some states only use the DUI offense, while
others reserve it for charging minors who drive while drunk. States that
use both charges typically consider a DWI offense as more severe than
a DUI offense; however, this is not always the case. Regardless of the
specific charge you're facing, you'll need the help of an experienced
DWI defense attorney in the Maryland and D.C. areas.