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First Offense DUI

Maryland First Offense DUI Lawyers

Have You Been Charged with a DUI for the First Time? We Can Help.

If you are facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI), it is understandable if you feel overwhelmed and worried about the future. However, you do not have to go at it alone. Our defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC are dedicated to protecting you against criminal conviction.

Backed by more than 30 years of experience, we know how to effectively handle DUI cases — and we know just how fast they move along. For instance, you may have as little as 10 days to avoid license suspension. You may also need to appear for a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearing in addition to a criminal court hearing.

Our skilled attorney team will help you navigate this difficult, confusing time with confidence and give you a strong fighting chance against conviction. We offer tailored legal services to each client, which has proven effective time after time. As a result, we are regarded as a top-rated DUI defense firm in Maryland by our peers, clients, and prestigious industry organizations. What’s more, we know how the other side operates: We will dexterously use our experience as former prosecutors to your advantage.

Contact our Maryland first offense DUI attorneys online today. Your consultation is provided free of charge and carries zero obligation to move forward.

First-Time DUIs in Maryland

After being charged with a DUI, the first question many people have is how this will affect their life and, often, whether it will “ruin it.” DUIs are very serious, but a charge is not the same as a conviction. This is America, you have the right to a fair trial. The sooner you get started on building your defense, particularly if you utilize the skill of a professional trial lawyer, the better chances you have of overcoming a DUI charge without or with minimal penalty.

Penalties for First Offense DUIs

Per Maryland law, you may face the following penalties if convicted of a first offense DUI:

  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • A jail sentence of up to one year
  • Twelve points assessed on your driving record
  • Revocation of your driver’s license for up to six months

Our defense team at Alpert Schreyer, LLC knows how much these penalties can disrupt your life, and we also know many first-time DUI offenders simply got caught making a simple, one-time mistake. That’s why we are committed to fighting for you.

Mount a Strong Defense

In a free and confidential consultation, we will discuss your case’s strengths and weaknesses. Should you move forward with our firm, we will use our in-depth knowledge of the nuances of DUI law, law enforcement training, and field sobriety tests to thoroughly investigate your case and mount a strong defense on your behalf.

Even if fighting charges is determined to be fruitless, we can work to reduce your penalties. If no one was injured, a plea deal or alternative sentencing can help first-time DUI offenders avoid jail time. (It may even be possible to maintain a clean driving record via these options.) Instead of a jail sentence, you may be given the opportunity to enroll in an alcohol education program (AEP) or community service.

We know that facing a DUI for the first time can be nerve-racking and feel like the end of the world, but a DUI does not have to ruin your life. Our defense lawyers are equipped to take on your case. We will exhaust our wealth of resources in our fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether; a complex case has never deterred us. Protecting your future is our top priority.

Call (301) 321-7277 to speak to a Maryland first offense DUI lawyer in a free consultation.

Client testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “If you’re facing this charge and not sure where to turn, reach out to the experts at Alpert Schreyer.”

    - Anonymous
  • Mr. Chris Hartman represented me greatly on my DUI case and it was all dropped and rendered to negligent driving. We went into details about the case and was made to understand how the case could sway but he mesmerized me with a deal that took all that ”

    - Anonymous
  • “The firm developed a program and mitigation strategies to help provide the best possible outcome of the case.”

    - Anonymous


The Alpert Schreyer Advantage
  • Our legal team boasts over 70 years of combined experience defending the rights of the accused.
  • Our attorneys are former prosecutors who know how to recognize mistakes made by law enforcement.
  • We have an established reputations as one of Maryland's top-rated DUI defense firms.
  • Our attorneys are committed to taking the time to clearly communicate & understand your case.
  • We have the resources to investigate cases, provide expert witnesses in court & advocate for you.
  • We promise to fight for you with the intensity, drive & skill necessary to produce results.

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