Stretching 6.9 square miles in size, La Plata, Maryland is the county seat of Charles County and houses a population of approximately 8,879 residents as of July 2008 estimates. Many La Plata residents commute to other areas, such as Washington, D.C. and Waldorf, for work. However, as of late, the city of La Plata has undergone a transformation into a business center, thanks largely in part to the recent development of office buildings and other area-wide construction.
Consequently, with the advent of new business comes an increase in traffic and local law enforcement patrols of La Plata city roads and highways. Couple that with the fact that La Plata has experienced population growth of more than 35% since the year 2000, and you are left with a large number of people who are potential victims of false arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI). When facing DUI charges, a good course of action is to retain the services of an experienced La Plata DUI defense lawyer that will examine the circumstances under which an individual was arrested, and mount a strong defense on behalf of that individual.
It is important to remember that all people are innocent until proven guilty, and that an arrest for DUI and/or a DWI does not necessarily mean that the individual is in fact guilty of any sort of crime. Arrest procedure and the validity of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results certainly need to be questioned, particularly since procedure is only as correct as the officer administering it and BAC devices are not always properly calibrated to deliver accurate results. A La Plata DWI defense attorney can fight to ensure that the rights of the accused are not infringed upon in a court of law.
If you have been accused of DUI or DWI in Maryland, please don’t hesitate to contact the La Plata DUI and DWI defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC for more information that can aid you with your La Plate defense case. Call 866-444-6363 today for a free and confidential consultation of your case.