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. Its 16 square mile area, makes it the third largest city in Maryland. It is also the largest municipality in Prince George’s County. Bowie started as a small railroad and agricultural town in the second half of the 19th century. Now it is 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. 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 believe that DUI crimes will be casually prosecuted.
An arrest for DUI in Bowie or anywhere in Maryland, brings punitive action from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). 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, accusations of DUI, you will also lead to prosecution 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
Because you face DUI charges does not mean you are guilty of DUI. To help fight the charges against you, it is important to hire knowledgeable Bowie DUI attorneys. Ones who have experience 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 handled over 1,000 DUI cases. We commit to providing every client with the aggressive and effective representation necessary. If you have been arrested for DUI in Bowie Maryland, contact us today for a free consultation at (866) 444-6363.
Bowie, MD 20715