When you’ve been charged with a DUI or DWI in Maryland, if not handled properly these charges could drastically impact your future in a bad way.
The state of Maryland takes DUI and DWI charges very seriously, and the penalties can be severe. You could lose your license, have to pay expensive fines, face jail time, or even time in prison depending on how severe your case is.
You need an experienced defense attorney on your side to protect your rights because no one else will.
The prosecutor and police will try to pressure you into pleading guilty.
Often skilled police officers convince you into admitting you did something (even when you didn’t!) or into making statements that the officers know can be used against you and help build the prosecution’s case.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees you cannot be forced to be a witness against yourself if the police suspect you of a crime or have arrested you for a crime. For this reason knowing your rights is critical.
DO NOT believe or assume that the police will tell you your rights or how to assert them.
You must know what to do, what to say, and how to act if confronted by police.
You have the right to seek advice from counsel from the roadside prior to submitting to the Breathalyzer and field sobriety tests.
If asked if you were drinking, how much you drank, or even where you were heading, you have the right to politely decline to answer these questions until seeking advice from counsel.
If you’re found guilty of DUI, that conviction will remain on your record, which can cause more problems for you in the future when it comes to getting a job, or renting an apartment.
There are many possible defenses to fight your DUI charge, and Richard Miller has over 30 years of experience using them to get successful results for his clients. He’s represented thousands of DUI cases in the Baltimore area.
A former prosecutor he is aware of the strategies that the prosecution will use to try and convict you and knows how to defend against them.
When you schedule a free consultation with our firm we’ll sit down with you and listen to your story. We want to hear from you exactly what happened. Once we’ve heard your side of the story we’ll immediately go to work creating a strategy to defend your rights and get you the best results possible.
When you work with our office you’ll be kept informed of the process the entire way through the case. We’re here to answer all of your questions and make sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. We understand that going through the criminal justice system can be very stressful and sometimes scary.
We’re here to support you the entire way through to make this process as smooth and easy as possible.