I’ve been charged with DUI in Maryland and feel I have no chance… Why do I need an Attorney?
If you’ve been pulled over and charged with DUI in Maryland then it’s important for you to recognize that it’s a very serious matter. If you plan to fight for your right to drive, you will have to attend a hearing at the MVA in addition to fighting for your freedom in a Criminal Court. If you are found guilty of the Criminal charges you face the possibility of having your driver’s license suspended, paying significant fines, and spending time in jail. In addition to the criminal punishments you also face further sanctions from the MVA. Being convicted of DUI could also cause a number of other hardships when it comes to your current employment or education. During this time, it is imperative that you get legal help. Having an experienced DUI defense attorney can help make the difference between a guilty and not guilty verdict in Court.
The Science Behind DUI’s
There are often instances when an individual is charged with DUI when he/she is not actually over the legal limit. One way this can happen is due to errors in field sobriety and breathalyzer testing.
FSTs: There are a number of factors in a field sobriety test that will often work against you. Many officers, despite training, will incorrectly administer or misinterpret the results of an FST and will falsely charge you of driving under the influence.
Breathalyzers: Breath tests aren’t necessarily accurate and are prone to a number of errors. Medical conditions such as GERD or Diabetes can affect your breath results. Asthmatics or those who can’t provide the required samples can also be falsely charged with a DUI.
Get Legal Help
If you are facing DUI/DWI charges, it’s important to get help from an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Often times, an experienced attorney will be able to find viable defenses for your case, and present them to the Court on your behalf. If you’ve been charged with a driving under the influence and/or driving while intoxicated in the state of Maryland contact the legal offices of Alpert Schreyer for a free consultation. The attorneys at Alpert Schreyer understand both the severity of a DUI charge as well as the necessity of a strong legal defense.