Alpert Schreyer, LLC

May 24
 
                                 

 

If you face a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Maryland, you’re no doubt concerned about the implications for your future and may not know where to turn for guidance.
 
The best thing you can do for yourself and for your case is to consult an experienced DUI attorney at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, who will carefully analyze your claim and educate you about your best options. A DUI conviction can haunt your future. A dedicated Maryland DUI lawyer can help.
 
DUI

In Maryland, most DUI convictions result in misdemeanor charges—rather than felonies—but they’re still serious. In Maryland, it’s illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol (with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more). A first violation of this law carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail, license revocation of six months, 12 points on your license, and a $1,000 fine. Subsequent offenses lead to significant increases in these penalties.
 
CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI: THE BASICS

If a court convicts you of a DUI, you will face significant ramifications. The fines, of course, present financial difficulties. Revocation of your license, however, probably causes an even more significant hardship. Few people find that they’re able to conduct their lives in the old familiar ways when they must refrain from driving for significant amounts of time. Furthermore, your car insurance rates are destined to skyrocket with a DUI conviction. These punishments, however, are just the beginning.

MORE COMPLICATED CONSEQUENCES

Things become more complicated from here. If the court sentences you to jail, you will face social stigmas and often significant psychological effects. Such a sentence can lead to family struggles, problems at work (or loss of work), damaged self-esteem, and much more. In fact, the consequences of a DUI jail sentence can prove difficult to overstate.
 
YOUR CAREER

Even if the court doesn’t sentence you to time in jail, your career can suffer significantly from a DUI conviction. The inability to drive can put you at a distinct disadvantage. And some employers just aren’t comfortable employing people with DUI convictions on their records—they may feel that it reflects badly on the company. If you need to find new employment, a DUI conviction can also make that more difficult. Many employers conduct background checks and won’t hire those with criminal convictions, either by policy or preference.
 
IF YOU FACE A DUI CHARGE, CONSULT AN EXPERIENCED MARYLAND DUI ATTORNEY

 
If you’re facing DUI charges in Maryland, you have a lot to lose. A DUI conviction can wreak havoc on your future, but an experienced DUI attorney can help you better understand the circumstances of your case and will help guide your case toward its most positive outcome.
 
The knowledgeable legal team at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, in Maryland, will explore your defense options with you. Our dedicated DUI attorneys have the experience, skill, and commitment to aggressively advocate for your case’s best possible resolution. We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (866) 444-6363 for a free consultation today.
Apr 22
                                  

Maryland law is harsh when it comes to drunk driving, and understandably so. When people get behind the wheel when impaired by alcohol, they put everyone on the road at risk. When drunk drivers cause accidents, they can face extremely harsh penalties—particularly if they cause serious injury to the other people involved in the accident. These consequences can include significant fines and even lengthy prison sentences, so anyone accused of causing an accident while driving drunk needs to retain an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
 
PROVING INTOXICATION REQUIRES EVIDENCE
Over the years, the acceptable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in drivers has decreased, enforcement efforts have increased, and police are constantly on the lookout for impaired drivers. Meanwhile, Maryland has increased penalties for drunk driving.
 
Remember, however, that drinking and driving are not against the law—drunk driving is. This means that prosecutors need to prove that a driver was under the influence of alcohol beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction. This requires evidence of intoxication, which can include a driver’s appearance, odor, speech, statements, or chemical testing of the breath, blood, or urine.
 
This evidence can prove difficult to gather during the aftermath of a serious accident, and law enforcement often takes shortcuts to clear the scene of an accident. Police sometimes do not take the time they would with a typical DUI stop.
 
While an officer’s observation that you smelled like alcohol after an accident may prove relevant to a DUI investigation, it is not likely sufficient to establish that your BAC exceeded the legal limit when the accident occurred. This is not to say that a prosecutor will not try to bring a case against you anyhow, hoping that you simply plead guilty to avoid taking your case to trial.
 
For this reason, retain an attorney to represent you as soon as possible. Even in the face of additional evidence against you, a skilled attorney can often raise defenses, including:
  • Challenging the legality of the initial traffic stop
  • Arguing that the officer who arrested you was not qualified to administer sobriety testing
  • Introducing evidence that you have or had a medical condition that could alter the reliability of sobriety testing or mimic the signs of alcohol intoxication
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY TO SCHEDULE A FREE CASE EVALUATION WITH A MARYLAND DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

If you are accused of causing an accident while you were drinking and driving, speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, DUI & Criminal Defense, we are committed to protecting the rights of people accused of drunk driving and other crimes. We work hard to ensure that every case we take is resolved as favorably as possible. To schedule a free initial case evaluation with a Maryland criminal defense lawyer, call Alpert Schreyer today at (866) 444-6363, or fill out our contact form.
 

CONTACT:
Alpert Schreyer, LLC
22776 Three Notch Road, Suite 201
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-9997
Website: https://www.andrewalpert.com/lexington-park-md-dui-criminal-defense-lawyers/
Blog URL: https://www.andrewalpert.com/blog/drunk-driving-accident/are-you-accused-of-causing-dui-crash/

 

 
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Lexington Park Maryland DUI Lawyers

The Law Offices of Alpert Schreyer have an established reputation as one of the top rated DUI/DWI and criminal defense law firms in the State of Maryland . Partners Andrew Alpert and Michael Schreyer, each bring specific knowledge and advanced training to every case in order to create a well-rounded defense team known for their commitment to their clients and proficiency in the courtroom.

Attorney Andrew Alpert is a founding partner and former prosecutor with more than 25 years of experience and advanced training in Maryland DUI laws which allows him to confidently and effectively defend clients facing alcohol-related traffic charges. He has achieved success for thousands of clients, including high-profile vehicular manslaughter and repeat offender DUI/DWI cases.

Over the years, Attorney Alpert, along with his experienced legal team, have helped Maryland DUI/DWI and criminal defense clients face their charges with the insight, knowledge and the aggressive defense strategies necessary to preserve their rights and well being. Success in court does not only mean an end to prosecution, it means that heavy fines and long-term imprisonment that could harm defendants and their family for years to come can be avoided.

Clients who come to Alpert Schreyer can rest assured that they will receive highly skilled representation that has been tested through years of experience and continued success. The firm has a proven track record of representing clients facing serious criminal charges including but not limited to: drug crimes, drunk driving, theft, homicide, weapons charges, and manslaughter. We know firsthand the serious toll that a criminal conviction can bring. But we also know how to fight for the best outcome for our clients and will work to make sure you are defended from penalties that could alter your entire life.

While no two cases are alike, the skilled and insightful representation of the legal team of attorneys at Alpert Schreyer will be tailored to suit the unique needs of clients and the challenges they face.

At Alpert Schreyer we handle your case in an entirely different way. Instead of searching for the easy way out, we prepare ourselves to fight for your rights. Andrew Alpert has been fighting for his clients for over 25 years and has fought thousands of cases. He has attended extensive scientific and legal training and uses that knowledge to fight for you. From the moment you speak with us, you will understand the difference that knowledge and experience make.

Practice Areas:
Lexington Park MD DUI Attorneys
Lexington Park MD Criminal Defense Attorneys
Lexington Park MD Drug Crimes Attorneys

Contact:
Alpert Schreyer, LLC
22776 Three Notch Road, Suite 201
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Phone: 301-863-9997
Website: https://www.andrewalpert.com/lexington-park-md-dui-criminal-defense-lawyers/

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