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- Conrad, John:
If you've been charged with a crime, we understand you are facing a tough situation.
- Saller, Mark:
In many cases, law enforcement does not follow proper protocol before making an arrest. If you were not given a breathalyzer test properly, if you were not given sobriety test, or if you were not read your Miranda Rights during the arrest, we can bring this up in court. These are your rights under the law. These are all illegal police actions that could eliminate the charges against you.
- Solomon, David:
Criminal Law: Drug Offences, Misdemeanors, Felonies, DUIs, & Traffic Offenses
- Porier Law Firm:
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense. A conviction on DUI charges or DWI charges may result in fines, loss of employment, the revocation or suspension of your driver’s license, and possible jail time. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level.
- Saller, Andrew:
Traffic related infractions, DUI, DWI, Excessive Speed, Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving and Driving at a Speed Greater Than Reasonable
- Powers & Powers:
CRIMINAL and TRAFFIC LAW
All cases whether a simple traffic violation involving points to serious misdemeanor and felony charges, in both the Maryland District and Circuit Court levels. For example, cases such as drug charges, gun cases, domestic violence, rapes or other sexual offenses, assault and battery, theft, DWI/DUI, Violation of Probation or other criminal charges.
- Snyder Law Firm:
Criminal charges place your very freedom at stake. Whether this is your first time charged with a crime or you’ve been through “the system” before, most of my clients have one overriding concern:
CAN YOU KEEP ME OUT OF JAIL?
Whether or not you believe you are facing possible jail time, you probably know how important choosing the right defense attorney is.
- Kirk, Eric:
CONTROLLED/DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES [CDS]:
POSSESSION WITH INTENT
MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION
STALKING AND HARASSMENT
ARSON/MALICIOUS DESTRUCTION CRIMINAL DEFENSE continued:
CREDIT CARD/IDENTITY THEFT
RAPE AND SEXUAL OFFENSES
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED/REVOKED
DISTURBING THE PEACE
HOME IMPROVEMENT CRIMES
- Owens, Flynn:
Too much is at stake to put your criminal case in the hands of a lesser-experienced attorney that is only interested in a plea bargain. Contact our firm now for legal representation that is aggressive and focused on protecting your rights.
Did you know that you could lose your drivers license after a DUI arrest and before any court appearances?
- Guth & Guth:
In any legal matter, but especially in criminal and serious traffic matters, it is better to retain counsel sooner rather than later. There is much that an experienced defense attorney can do in the early stages of a case. The attorney can learn about the direction of the investigation, the potential targets of the investigation, and may learn much about the evidence that may be brought against you. In some cases, your attorney may even be able to ensure that no charges, or that lesser charges than originally planned, will be brought.
Waiting too long to retain an attorney could prejudice your case. Criminal investigations seldom just "go away." Too many people think they can explain their way out of a criminal investigation. That is very rarely the case: by the time an investigator or prosecutor talks to someone, it is too late to talk your way out of it.
If you, or a friend or family member, have been charged with a crime or a serious traffic offense, an uncertain future lies ahead. It is important to have an attorney who knows how to handle a case, to explain the process, and to help make informed decisions about the best course of action.
- Del Pizzo, Nick:
You should know that just because you were arrested for a DUI, it does not mean that a conviction is automatic. Do not speak to anyone or make a plea until you talk to an experienced attorney.
* Did the arresting officer have probable cause to pull you over?
* Did the officer administer the field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests properly?
* Was the Breathalyzer properly calibrated and maintained?
* If there was a blood test, was it done within your rights and did it follow the proper chain of custody?
- Miller, Alex:
If you have been charged with Driving while Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Impaired by Alcohol (DWI), or other traffic violations that jeopardize your liberty and your driving privileges, it is critical that you obtain a proper defense to protect your interests in these specific types of cases.
You are facing the loss of your Driver’s License, a criminal record, and increased insurance costs. A DUI or DWI exposes you to a variety of potential punishments including incarceration, fines, points, and you can lose your privilege to drive regardless of whether you are ultimately found guilty in court. Furthermore, the penalties change based on whether or not a breath test was administered, refused, and, if taken, the results of the breath test.
These offenses involve many phases, from the initial traffic stop and detention, to conducting Field Sobriety Tests, to the arrest, evidence collection, and post-arrest protocol, which require law enforcement to strictly comply with established procedures and to validly enforce the law.
Often, there are errors by law enforcement officers during these phases, which can result in an improper traffic stop and illegal arrest. I can identify the officer’s failure to comply with procedure, and effectively defend you in court against the charges.
Errors during these stages may result in excluding at Trial the evidence obtained against you. I concentrate in handling these technical cases and identifying the technical mistakes to make your defense successful.
- Amar Weisman:
As you may know, DUI is a serious crime here in Maryland. If you are found guilty, the Judge has the power to impose a variety of sentences. Punishment can range from monetary fines, to points against your license, to suspension -- or even revocation -- of your driving privileges. Sometimes, the Judge will order the installation of an ignition interlock system, where you have to breathe into an alcohol-monitoring apparatus before your car will start, and there are times when a court has ordered incarceration for a period of days, weeks, or months in the county jail.
Being pulled over by a police officer that suspects you have been drinking and driving is a difficult, even nerve-wrecking process. Some police officers employ a “zero-tolerance” policy and arrest individuals whose blood-alcohol-content (BAC) is as low as 0.02%. It is important to remember, especially during the heat of the moment, that your job is not to help the police officer build a DUI case against you. Your obligations might be limited to furnishing your license, registration, and proof of insurance.
If you have any reason to believe that you are a DUI suspect, you should seriously consider calling an attorney—even immediately. You are free to politely inform the police officer that you do not wish to submit to the Field Sobriety Test (FST), the Preliminary Breath Test (PBT), or the Intoximeter (“Breathalyzer”), until you have spoken with an attorney. The evidence-gathering tests and techniques used by law enforcement officers to justify DUI arrests are imperfect, imperfectly administered and sometimes successfully challenged in court.
If you are pulled over and might be a DUI suspect, do proceed with caution. Always be polite and respectful to police officers, especially when you are asserting your legal rights. While you may not wish to engage in much conversation—police officers imperfectly monitor speech patterns for supposed signs of intoxication—it is always a good idea to address the police officer as “Officer,” “Sir,” or “Ma’am.”
- Atas, Mark:
When you are charged with a traffic offense or a DUI, you must be represented by a good DUI , DWI attorney experienced in traffic matters such as DUI and drunk driving cases, DMV matters, felony and misdemeanor traffic defense.
- Iamele & Iamele:
Criminal charges are serious and can result in the loss of freedom, as well as, a criminal record that may significantly impact other aspects of a criminal defendant’s life.
- Gordon & Henesons:
In Maryland, the consequences for a DUI conviction are severe. If you are found guilty you will face hefty fines, possible jail time, and a suspension or revocation of your license. Understanding that every case is different, we take the time to thoroughly investigate the elements that led to your arrest, from the initial stop to the administration of your breathalyzer test, and far beyond, all the way through the arrest process and up to trial.
- Klein, Isaac:
If you or someone close to you has been charged with DWI (driving while
intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence), it is important to
retain a DWI defense attorney as soon as possible. A DWI lawyer will
ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to protect your rights when
you go to court.
- Frank Turney:
If you take a field sobriety test and blow over the limit, your driver's license will be suspended. You may be able to obtain a temporary license for 45 days. But you have only 10 days from the time of suspension to request a hearing in order to get a modified or restricted license. This is critically important if you risk losing your job after having lost your license.
- Christopher Foudy:
The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship.
- James Crawford:
Defending your criminal case in the strongest possible way is critical to your freedom and your future. The outcome of any criminal case depends upon the facts surrounding the crime charged, the strength of the evidence, the legal validity of law enforcement and courtroom procedure, and the goals and strategy of the government and defense.
In DWI/DUI cases, it is also critically important to move quickly to preserve a defendant's driver's license.
- Alperstein & Diener:
As a general rule, law enforcement officers may not search or seize
property without first obtaining a validly issued warrant based on
probable cause from a neutral and detached magistrate. This rule is
based on the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment protections against
unreasonable searches and seizures. In applying this rule to numerous
cases involving police searches, the U.S. Supreme Court has created
several exceptions, deeming certain warrantless searches to be legal,
where they would otherwise be in violation of the Fourth Amendment. One
such exception is the "Plain View" exception.
- Winelander & Cox: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is considered a serious crime in every state