Information on DUI Defense in Baltimore
Are you facing an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol
or drugs? You need to fight for the best possible result to your case
and take action immediately. DUI cases are time sensitive and must be
handled in a careful and strategic manner.
It is essential to the outcome of your case that you
contact the DUI lawyer in Baltimore from my firm at once! I can fight for a "not guilty" verdict
in your case.
Types of Cases My Firm Handles
In Maryland, a first-offense DUI can result in criminal and administrative
penalties. Being charged with a first-offense DUI can result in having
your license taken away and many other serious charges. Take this situation
seriously and obtain the help you need. Even a first offense can negatively
change your life.
If you already have a DUI conviction on your record and are charged with
a second offense, the penalties you face can substantially increase. To
be subject to enhanced penalties for a subsequent DUI charge, the prior
conviction must have occurred within the past five years.
After a DUI Arrest
Learn what steps you should take if you have been charged with DUI. For
instance, you should request a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearing
within 10 days so that your license is not revoked. You will want to be
fully prepared to face every challenge in your case.
In Maryland, if you are pulled over and refuse to take a blood, breath,
or urine test, you will have your license suspended based on the state's
implied consent law. The test is designed to determine your blood alcohol content.
Field Sobriety Tests
If you are stopped based on the suspicion that you have been drinking
and driving, a police officer will likely ask you to take a field sobriety
test, such as the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn, or one-leg-stand test.
If you are charged with DUI in Maryland, you will likely have your license
taken away. In order to keep your license, you should pursue an MVA administrative
hearing to present your case before the Maryland Office of Administrative
Hearings. As your Baltimore DUI lawyer, I can represent you and fight
for your driving privileges.
Preparing for Court
When it comes to preparing for court after being charged with DUI, I can
help you ensure that you are ready for whichever direction your case may
take. Do not go unprepared; instead, obtain the assistance my firm offers.
My firm can evaluate your arrest to determine whether the breath test
and investigative procedures were valid.
Probation Before Judgment
Probation before judgment means that the defendant is placed on probation
before the judgment is entered. When this takes place, it means that you
have not been convicted and may be able to file for an expungement upon
successfully completing probation.
Aggressive Defense for DUI Cases
At Mark A. Epstein, Attorney at Law, I have extensive credentials that
give me credibility in the field of DUI defense and allow me to represent
my clients no matter how complex the case may be.
Some of my qualifications include:
- More than 30 years of experience
- Licensed to practice in Maryland
- Handled thousands of cases
- Frequently appears in courts throughout Maryland
- Hablamos Español
If you are interested in aggressive defense against a DUI charge,
schedule a free case evaluation with my firm to get started. I can fight for your rights and help you
achieve the outcome you need.