Polite Cooperative DUI Arrest in Maryland
A polite cooperative DUI arrest in Maryland is important.
I handled a Maryland DUI case in Worcester County, Maryland. The client was arrested for driving under influence while on the way home from Ocean City. This client was not polite cooperative during the Maryland DUI arrest.
It’s never a good sign when I appear for a DUI case and the prosecutor says, “Oh, you’re the lucky attorney that represents [insert client’s name.]? Or, the police officer says, “Your represent [insert client’s name]? I will never forget this case!”
Maryland DUI PBJ Unsupervised Probation
The prosecutor was willing to offer my client a plea to the DWI, but he would remain silent as to sentencing. Meaning, he was not recommending a probation before judgment (PBJ).
As a Maryland DUI Attorney, I knew the first thing my client needed to do was apologize to the arresting police officer. So, I asked the police officer to follow me, and had my client apologize.
Right before my client entered into his guilty plea, the prosecutor approached me and advised that he would offer a plea to the DUI in exchange for toning down the recitation of facts. Meaning, he would not read into the record my client’s inappropriate and offensive behavior.
I advised my client to accept this amended offer.
After the court heard the facts, it was my turn to tell the court about my client. I knew the court was going to ask the police officer if my client was polite and cooperative, so I decided to bring up my client’s behavior rather than let the police officer offer the information first.
I explained to the court that my client was not cooperative, but that my client had apologized to the police officer before court, and wanted to apologize again on the record. My client offered an apologize, and the court felt that it was sincere.
The court then granted my client a probation before judgment and unsupervised probation.
After court, the court’s addiction counselor told my client that he was extremely lucky because if the court finds outs that someone is rude to the police then they go to jail!
You Need an Experienced Maryland DUI Attorney
My client was able to avoid jail, because I assessed the situation and knew that he needed to apologize. This is why you hire an experience Maryland DUI Attorney. People often think that they can handle legal matters on their own and don’t need an attorney. I guarantee you my client would be in jail right now if it wasn’t for my advice that he apologize to the police officer.
Contact the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a DUI consult
If you have been charged with a DUI in Maryland and were not polite and cooperative during a DUI arrest, then contact the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free consultation immediately. During your free consultation, Maryland DUI Attorney Ross W. Albers will discuss any possible defenses and the potential outcomes of your case.
The Law Office of Ross W. Albers is located in Carroll County and represents clients for driving under the influence throughout Maryland. Carroll County Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Baltimore City prosecutor, member of the National College for DUI Defense and a 2016 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star in Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI.