The consequences of being charged with driving under the influence can be frightening and expensive. You may risk losing your driver's license, paying considerable fines and spending time in jail. College Park DUI lawyer Ronald L. Schwartz can defend you against these accusations, using his decades of experience and in-depth knowledge of police and court procedures to invalidate the evidence against you whenever possible. If the police did not follow proper procedures in your case or the equipment used to measure your blood alcohol level did not give an accurate reading, Attorney Schwartz gives you the confidence to face the legal system armed with this evidence.
Practical Defense Strategies Against DUI/DWI Charges
The best defense for you will depend on your individual circumstances, goals and the facts of your case. At the Law Office of Ronald L. Schwartz, we are able to offer several defense strategies against DUI charges. Based on our years of experience, we can advise you of the legal options you have and the potential outcomes of each approach. Such strategies include:
- Challenging the traffic stop — Police are only allowed to stop drivers for specific reasons. Attorney Schwartz carefully examines the report and determines if the police had a legitimate reason to stop you. If not, the evidence may be thrown out.
- Disputing evidence — Some evidence can be misleading or incorrect. Failing a field sobriety tests does not always mean that you are legally intoxicated, and Breathalyzers can give incorrect readings if they are not properly calibrated. Invalidating the evidence can help you effectively fight your charges.
- Seeking alternative sentencing options — You may be able to reduce the penalties associated with a conviction through alternative sentencing or other option. We often help drivers get back on the road after being charged with a DUI, for example.
We Have Experience With Repeat DUI Charges
The state of Maryland considers anyone who has been convicted of DUI or DWI more than once to be a repeat offender. Those accused of DUI repeat offenses face much more serious penalties than first-time offenders, including automatic driver's license suspension, vehicle impoundment and incarceration. If you were already convicted of DUI in the past and face new charges, you need the reliable legal counsel of The Law Office of Ronald L. Schwartz.
Schedule An appointment With A DUI Attorney In College Park, MD
If you need legal assistance for DUI or DWI criminal charges, call The Law Office of Ronald L. Schwartz at 301-474-2300 or contact the firm online. Attorney Schwartz proudly serves the areas of College Park, Greenbelt, Bethesda, Brentwood, Lanham and Beltsville in the state of Maryland.