DUI? Let us help.
The most important thing you can do before you go to court is to contact a Maryland DUI Attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the longer they can work on the case, and the better your chances are.
The first thing to consider after your arrest is the MVA Hearing to discuss whether or not your license will be suspended. Bringing legal representation will increase your chances of being able to drive in the immediate future, with or without an Ignition Interlock Device.
If you consult with one of our legal experts here at Albers & Associates, we can also demand discovery from the State’s Attorney’s Office and prepare a factual and legal defense to potentially win your case.
Albers & Associates always advises clients get an alcohol evaluation promptly. Should you be found guilty at trial, or decide to plead guilty, then the judge will want to see that you sought out alcohol counseling promptly and that you are remorseful for drinking and driving. We can provide you with references for an evaluation and treatment.
In the meantime, we will be preparing your case for trial and communicating with the State’s Attorney’s Office regarding a possible plea agreement.
Ready to Get Started With Us?
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in the state of Maryland, then you need fierce legal representation. Maryland has particularly harsh penalties for these cases, but Albers & Associates has the experience you need on your side. We’ve handled hundreds of these cases and we’re ready to take yours. Contact us today for more information.
Will I Lose My License?
You might. Depending on the type of license you have and whether or not you are convicted, your license may be suspended or even revoked depending on the circumstances of your charges. However, even being charged with a DUI can result in the suspension of your license, which can affect your life substantially.
Will I Lose My Job?
It depends on your job. At the time of your arrest, the police officer will confiscate your license and provide you with a paper license that you can use until your MVA Hearing. However, for people who hold commercial driver’s licenses, also known as CDLs, this will not replace the license you need to do your job. So, until the charges are cleared, you will not be able to work. Getting on the phone with a lawyer as soon as humanly possible is essential for your continued employment.
Am I Going to Jail?
You might. If you are found guilty of a DUI, particularly if this is your second or third offense, you may face jail time. One possible outcome of DUI court proceedings, a Probation Before Judgment, can be sought. If you are able to secure a PBJ, you will be able to avoid going to jail.