Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) in Maryland places you at risk for losing your driver's license, going to jail, losing a security clearance and losing your job, in addition to paying increased insurance premiums and damaging your reputation.
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If you face DWI or DUI charges, an experienced Maryland DUI lawyer can help you understand what you need to know to protect your rights. Each jurisdiction has different issues to consider, and we are experienced in defending clients throughout Maryland.
The minutes and hours after a drunk driving arrest are crucial if you hope to minimize the damage and protect your driver's license. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Our attorneys will investigate the details of your traffic stop and arrest and any search performed by the police, looking for evidence of unlawful searches and other evidence gathering that was in violation of your constitutional rights. We will also examine whether you were acting legally by refusing to take requested tests. For example, if an officer asked you to take a test that was not standard and seemed unfair, you were likely within your rights to refuse the test. Refusing can result in additional complications, so it will be important to make this part of your defense.
WHY CHOSE US? Two of our lawyers working in the DUI Department have obtained AVVO's 10.0 Rating. Both of these attorneys are also recognized by the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization. In addition, the firm along with Mr. Portner were recognized by the American Institute of DUI/DWI attorneys as Maryland's Top 10 for 2016 as well as being a member of the College of DUI Defense.
To learn more about Maryland's drunk driving laws, see:
Maryland's New Vehicle Interlock Law
The laws surrounding drunk driving and related traffic violations are very complex. It would be a mistake to try handling your defense on your own, as you must account for the criminal aspect of the case as well as the administrative procedures that govern what happens to your driver's license.
The first step to a positive outcome is to hire an experienced DUI attorney who can explain your rights. Contact us today!