Getting convicted of a DUI or “driving under the influence” can have devastating impacts on the life of a person charged. If convicted, you face public humiliation by having the personal details of your case published in the local newspaper. You could lose your license for a year or more. You may face the possibility of jail time, hefty fines, and mandatory alcohol classes.
However, with the proper representation of a Columbia Maryland DUI attorney, the charge could be reduced or dismissed. The Howard County Maryland DUI attorney also has the power to negotiate during sentencing if the prosecution chooses to move forward with the charge versus dropping the charge.
Results Depend on…
The results of your case depend on you and your Columbia Maryland DUI attorney. First and foremost, if you’ve been formally charged with a DUI after getting pulled over, it’s vital to contact a Howard County Maryland DUI attorney immediately.
You want proper representation before entering the courtroom and facing the judge during the first hearing. And you want adequate assistance when attempting to prevent the loss of your driving privileges by requesting a MVA hearing. An attorney from the Law Offices of Samuel S. Nalli will know exactly what to do when it comes to your personal defense.
During your complementary free consultation, you’ll share the private details revolving around the incident which resulted in your DUI charge and whether or not you have a prior history of DUI issues. If this is your first DUI, you’ll have better luck facing the judge. However, don’t be discouraged if this is not your first DUI.
Defense to a DUI
Depending upon your case, there are a few avenues to pursue when fighting a DUI. The avenue chosen by your Howard County Maryland DUI attorney will depend on the facts of the case along with other key variables. Your attorney will explore whether the officer who pulled you over had good reason to pull you over to begin with. Why were you pulled over? What prompted the breathalyzer?
Additionally, if there has been a history of breathalyzer malfunctions within the department, this is another avenue to plant “doubt” regarding your breathalyzer results. The attorney is going to carefully examine the results of your “field sobriety tests” and then come up with a plan of action.
One thing’s for sure, the Law Offices of Samuel S. Nalli will not back down when it comes to a fair defense. We’ll make sure that we’ve done everything in our power to have charges reduced or dropped, especially when there’s evidence that paints a picture of “doubt.”
MVA Hearing Representation
You’ll want to submit a request for a MVA hearing as soon as possible following a DUI arrest. This is to avoid suspension of your driving privileges. The sooner you contact a Columbia Maryland DUI attorney, the sooner an attorney can submit your request for a fair MVA hearing. If you wait until your license is suspended, you’ve waited too long. It’s too late.