Either you were charged for DUI / DWI can cause you to be thrown into prison, be placed on probation, losing your job, prevent you from getting a job, etc. In cases of foreigners being deported can also cause or prevent you from obtaining US citizenship.
A common mistake that people make is to plead guilty to one count of DUI / DWI because they think there is no other option.
An aggressive attorney on your side
You need an aggressive attorney on your side to be able to challenge the admissibility of evidence that the prosecution may have against you as test results of breath or blood test aimed at determining alcohol concentration in the blood or controlled substances.
The judge will not suppress any evidence against you unless you have an aggressive lawyer on your side that challenges the admission of such evidence.
Will make sure the police have followed legal procedures to determine that you were intoxicated or driving under the influence.
Will review carefully all the evidence against you and how it was obtained. Evaluate even if you were legally stopped. The police cannot stop arbitrarily.
Will ensure that your legal and constitutional rights were not violated at any time. If some of these rights were violated the charge against you I will be dismissed.
Before negotiating a declaration of absolute guilt will make sure that there is reasonable to challenge a charge of DUI / DWI legal options.
A declaration of guilt may include a positive result to avoid a conviction, pleading guilty to a less serious charge and minimize penalties. If you are a foreigner I will make sure that your declaration of plea bargain does not affect your immigration status or your stay in the country.
What to do if the police stop me?
If while driving to the police first thing you have to do is be polite. In Maryland there is no obligation to submit to a breath test or blood unless the driver has been involved in an accident that resulted in severe injury or death of another person. However if he is convicted, the driver who refused to take the test s may face a prolonged suspension of license or ignition interlock requirement, as well as the possibility of higher criminal penalties.
If the police stop you in Maryland you can order immediately talk to a lawyer before agreeing to practice test concentration of alcohol or controlled substances as long as the inquiry does not interfere with the efforts of the police to get the test result fast and efficiently.
If the driver chooses to be tested, by law, the technician must administer breath tests within two hours after the driver was stopped. If the test is administered after the two hour period, the test result may be challenged in court.
Moreover Virginia refusal to submit to an alcohol test is an additional crime and carries the possibility of a sentence of up to six months in jail.
Do not make any admission to the police that you have taken or abused drugs.