Feb 21

Arrested for DUI in Hagerstown, Maryland? Know your rights!

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It goes without saying that being arrested for driving under the influence or driving while impaired is one of the scariest and most stressful experiences that a person can endure.  You are worried about the possible consequences you face if you are found guilty.  Will I face jail time?  Will I lose my license?  How much will fines and court costs be?  What about my job, my family, my reputation?

The most important thing you can do is contact an attorney IMMEDIATELY.  An attorney can review the evidence in your case and advise you if the police made any mistakes or even violated your rights.  For example, I had a case where the driver of a vehicle was stopped for not using his turn signal when changing lanes.  According to the Maryland vehicle code, a driver must only make a safe lane change.  A driver does not have to use a signal when making a lane change.  Because the State could not present any evidence that the lane change was unsafe, the judge granted my motion to suppress, meaning that the evidence that the driver was under the influence was inadmissible, and he was found not guilty.

Unfortunately, it is impossible find mistakes in every case.  And that is why I prepare cases focused on two scenarios:  What if we go to trial and what if my client pleads or is found guilty?  Even if you are convicted of a DUI, there are ways to minimize damages and keep you on the road.  But to achieve the best results possible, it all starts with that first phone call.  If you have a pending DUI or DWI, don’t hesitate, call us today!