07 Dec

DUI – Driving under the influence

A DUI arrest is traumatic. Most people arrested for DUI have never been exposed to the criminal justice system, nor handcuffed and taken to jail. If you have been arrested for DUI, we can meet with you to review the case and explain your options. Understanding the process and options you have can reduce stress and anxiety you may be feeling.

It is understood that there are two important parts in a DUI case: the first is the administrative process performed by the Maryland Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles regarding the suspension of its driver’s license; the second is the fact that legal action by the prosecution.

The administrative process

After being arrested for a DUI, normally the agent takes away your Florida driver license and gives you a temporary permit with duration of 10 days to drive.

It must take action immediately. If you want to fight the license suspension only has 10 days from the date of arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Highways and Motor Vehicles.

The criminal case

The state prosecution in the county where he was arrested process your case in the county court or the judicial district. The attorney meets all police reports, videos and results of studies so you can determine how convincing the prosecution’s case is. Police may make mistakes which can result in reducing the charges against you, or in some cases, the dismissal of the case.