Bowie DUI Attorneys / Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bowie is one of the largest and most prominent cities in Maryland. With a population of over 54,500, Bowie is the fifth most populous city in the state, and with an area of 16 square miles, it is third largest city in the state. It is also the largest municipality in Prince George’s County. Bowie started out as a small railroad and agricultural town in the second half of the 19th century but is now one of the fastest growing cities in Maryland, not to mention one of the largest. It boasts almost 2,000 acres of parks and open spaces, three community centers, three museums, 72 ball fields, a state-of-the-art senior citizens center, and other notable cultural and historical sites. Bowie is a thriving city, but that does not mean that day-to-day life is always good.
Crime exists in Bowie, just like in every other city across the country and one of the most common crimes is driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. It may be a common offense, but do not make the mistake of believing that DUI crimes are casually prosecuted.
If you are arrested for DUI in Bowie or anywhere in the State of Maryland, you face punitive action from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) as well as a criminal trial. As far as the MVA action is concerned, once you are arrested for a DUI, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended unless you request a hearing to contest the suspension within the allotted time, which is usually 10 days following the date of your arrest. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest and whether you have any prior convictions, you may lose your Maryland driving privileges for a longer period of time.
Aside from administrative action from the MVA, a person accused of DUI will also be prosecuted in criminal court. If convicted, you face a permanent criminal record for misdemeanor or felony DUI, years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. A DUI conviction can adversely impact your social, personal, and professional future, which is why it is important to retain the services of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible following your arrest.
Aggressively Defending Your Legal Rights
Just because you have been arrested for DUI does not mean you are guilty of DUI. To help you fight the charges against you it is important to hire a knowledgeable attorney who is experienced in both the DUI arrest process as well as the administrative license suspension and criminal processes following a DUI arrest. At Alpert Schreyer, our Bowie DUI defense lawyers have successfully handled over 1,000 DUI cases and are committed to providing each and every client with the aggressive and effective representation necessary to help avoid unlawful charges. If you have been arrested for DUI in Bowie Maryland, contact us today for a free consultation at (301) 262-7005 or toll free at (866) 444-6363.
Alpert Schreyer, LLC
16901 Melford Blvd., Ste. 325
Bowie, MD 20715
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