DUI | DWI
Being arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI) is a very serious matter. Fortunately a DUI/DWI charge is not the same as a conviction. While you might want to put it out of your mind and deal with it later, it is important that you take action now. Please schedule your initial DUI/DWI consultation with our office within 10 days of receiving your citation and bring all of the papers/citations you have received including a check to be made out to the State of Maryland. In order to preserve your privilege to drive in Maryland you must mail your completed Request for Hearing (along with a check to the State of Maryland) to avoid suspension before the hearing. You can still request a hearing within 30 days but your license will be suspended before the hearing.
We have been successful in attacking the reasonable grounds to stop, beating refusals to take the breath tests, and obtaining modified licenses. If you refused to take the “Breath Test” at the station then your privilege to drive will be suspended for 120 days for a first refusal, and up to a year for a second refusal. The possible sentence for a DUI conviction can be one year in jail and $1000.00 in fines. For a DWI conviction the sentence can be two months in jail and $500.00 in fines. Our DUI/DWI Defense Attorney will review and investigate all papers/reports obtained from the states attorney. If there are no defenses available I have the experience necessary to negotiate the best deal possible.
Driving is a privilege not a right. With the issuance of a drivers license comes a lot of responsibility. Failure to drive safely, obey traffic laws and respect the rights of other drivers can result in traffic tickets, and hefty fines. Continued or major offenses can result in having your license suspended or revoked.
If you are facing the loss or reduction of your driving privileges it is a good idea to elect for an MVA hearing. While you might be perfectly able to handle your case personally, consider the value of your license and the advantage of having knowledgeable representation with you. An experienced Maryland MVA lawyer will understand exactly what to say to the administrative law judge overseeing your case.
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General traffic violations not requiring an MVA hearing such as moving violations and speeding tickets can be heard in traffic court. Knowing your options here can definitely help you avoid agreeing to extra financial burdens like rising insurance rates. We will strive to keep your driving record as “clean” as possible. Your privilege to drive in MD can be suspended upon accumulating 8 points and revoked at 12 points. Please bring your ticket to our traffic attorney. We will inform you as to how many points your citations carry and determine whether a defense for your case exists. Even if there is no defense we will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
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