Our Takoma Park MD DUI lawyers have the experience, the knowledge and the skill necessary to ease the consequences you face if convicted of a DUI and, in some cases, may be able to get clients freed of all charges. When it comes to your DUI defence, a DUI lawyer may be the difference between excessive penalties (such as excessive fines, jail time and long-term license suspension) and much less severe, non-life-altering consequences.
Most persons facing a DUI conviction stand to gain a lot in the long term by hiring an experienced Takoma Park DUI lawyer. Without the knowledge of those who thoroughly understand the ins and outs of DUI law, you stand to miss out on beneficial deals, compromises with the prosecutor and even a not-guilty charge.
If you were administered a breathalyzer test and were found to have blood alcohol content (BAC) between 0.08 and 0.11, hiring a Montgomery County DUI defense lawyer would be an intelligent decision. At these levels, your BAC is only slightly beyond the legal limit, and therefore there is room to make deals that may reduce your charges significantly. In this case, even if you have never previously been convicted of driving under the influence, a lawyer can help immensely. People unfamiliar with the legal system and criminal law are almost helpless when it comes to making such deals. You may end up with a deal that is very one-sided on the part of the prosecutor, with terms that may be very harsh. With an experienced and skilled Takoma Park DUI lawyer at your defense, the deal will often be considerably more favorable.
Especially if you have been convicted of a DUI in the past (or, as stated earlier, if your BAC was between .08 and .11), a DUI defense attorney in Montgomery County could be extremely advantageous. In addition to the lawyers ability to make beneficial deals lessening the charges and therefore penalties, lawyers can find out if the police officers failed to follow certain procedures. If the police officers broke procedure and the lawyers is able to find out (which they will likely be able to do by reading the police report and questioning the officers), you may be cleared of all charges. Police officers fail to follow procedure more often than you might think, and can therefore free clients of charges that, had they not hired a lawyer, would almost certainly go through. Now is not the time to take risks. Consequences of DUI convictions can be catastrophic, but they don’t have to be. Contact our Takoma Park DUI lawyers today for a free consultation.