Decades Of Experience In DUI Defense
If you face charges of driving under the influence (DUI), you probably feel overwhelmed. In addition to criminal penalties, a conviction can make it more difficult for you to find a job, limit your housing options and your driving privileges. To protect your future and uphold your rights, you can turn to our defense team at Wampler & Souder, LLC.
With decades of experience, we help clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., with a variety of criminal law matters. We have earned a reputation for providing outstanding criminal defense in DUI cases. When you need legal protection, place your trust in us.
Do You Have Questions About DUI Charges?
Clients often come to us with mountains of questions. The legal system is incredibly complex, filled with bureaucracy and regulations. These are a few of the questions that we hear most often:
What are the potential penalties for a DUI conviction?
The criminal sentences for DUI vary between Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. However, some of the most common consequences include:
- Expensive fines
- Points added to your driver’s license
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
- Community service
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Mandatory alcohol education treatment
- Jail time
For detailed information about the potential penalties for your unique situation, contact our lawyers.
Do I even stand a chance? Should I bother with a defense?
Do not give up if you face DUI charges. We have several strategies that we use to defend our clients. These include:
- Question whether police violated your rights
- Question whether police administered breath and blood tests correctly
- Dispute the accuracy of the breath and blood tests
- Question the timeline of events
- Establish that you were not over the legal blood alcohol content when you were behind the wheel
We also regularly negotiate favorable plea bargains and secure alternative sentencing.
What if this is not my first DUI?
The penalties become more severe for every subsequent DUI conviction. For instance, a second DUI in Maryland can result in a two-year jail sentence. It is crucial to have an experienced defense attorney – especially if this is not your first drunk driving offense.
Do I really need to hire a defense attorney for DUI charges?
Although you have the right to work with a public defender or handle your case on your own, these choices are not always in your best interests. Public defenders often have large caseloads that make it difficult for them to give you in-depth attention.
The legal system is immensely complex. The odds are against you if you try to represent yourself. Partnering with an attorney can go a long way toward protecting your future.
Discuss Your Case With Our Team
You do not have to go through this on your own. At Wampler & Souder, we have the knowledge, skill and experience to help you minimize the consequences of a DUI. To reach us, please call 301-732-7675.