Strong advocacy for Annapolis drivers facing DUI/DWI charges
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI or a DWI, you have many concerns. A conviction can mean imprisonment, fines, loss of privileges, and increased insurance premiums. You may be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) that tests your blood alcohol content before your start your car and while you drive.
I’ve been fighting for teenagers, young adults, and people of all ages who have been charged with a DUI or a DWI for more than 20 years. I help DUI/DWI clients in many ways including:
- Informing you about the different types of charges. Generally, a DUI requires a BAC of .08 or more while a DWI applies if your BAC is .07 or more. Both DUI and DWI charges can be filed if your driving is impaired by drugs.
- Explaining the consequences for a conviction based on the specific charge, your prior record, your age, the results of your BAC, whether a minor was in the vehicle, whether anyone was injured, whether anyone was killed, and other factors.
- Filing a motion to suppress any chemical tests that were illegally conducted and any statements you made that were illegally obtained.
- Challenging the basis for the arrest including the ways and field sobriety tests were given; the validity of any breath, blood, or urine tests; and all other defenses. The police must have probable cause to stop you. I regularly challenge the reliability of field sobriety tests which are often inaccurate. There are many different ways to contest the validity of any chemical tests.
- Helping you keep your driving privileges. For example, Maryland’s Alcohol Education Program (AEP) helps defendants regain their driving privileges. There are different programs for people with alcohol or drug substance abuse problems and the person who made a one-time mistake.
The sooner you contact us, the better. I’ll answer all your questions about the charges, your defenses, the use of an IID, and all other questions. I’ll guide you through each step of the criminal process. I’ve helped many Annapolis drivers obtain dismissals, acquittals, and plea reductions of DUI and DWI charges.
Helping those accused of domestic violence in Annapolis protect their rights
A domestic violence charge has numerous consequences. You could be imprisoned. You could be forced to leave your home. You could lose your job even if you aren’t convicted. These cases require experienced defense lawyers because often the very fabric of your family is at stake along with your reputation in the community. I have been helping defend people in Annapolis who have been charged with domestic abuse for more than 20 years. I understand what strong defenses are required and when there are ways to resolve domestic conflicts in a less confrontational way that helps preserve health family relationships.
I handle the full range of domestic violence charges including assault, spousal abuse, assault of a female, child abuse, threats, harassment, criminal trespass, and other charges. My firm represents spouses (current and exes), relatives, and cohabitants when there are domestic incidents that involve assault, sexual assault, bodily harm, rape, sexual offenses, stalking, revenge porn, and false imprisonment.
I understand why domestic charges are filed, what evidence is required (fairly minimal evidence in many cases), and what types of orders can be imposed. Common domestic violence orders generally include temporary and/or final protective orders – orders the require that you stay away from the complainant at home, work, and school. These orders can affect many issues, including home ownership, vehicle ownership, temporary child custody and visitation, financial support issues, and domestic abuse and substance abuse counseling.
Call me as soon as you receive any domestic complaints, charges, or temporary orders. I can help you through this difficult time.