The Devil's in the Details
In the United States, the law serves two main functions. The first is to protect the public from harmful or damaging behavior. The second is to safeguard the rights of the citizens. Police and other law enforcement officials are required to uphold and enforce the integrity of the law in the performance of their duties. This remains true whatever the offense may be including DUI/DWI and other alcohol related offenses in Maryland. Officers of the court, such as judges and attorneys for both sides, likewise have an obligation to uphold the law. Neither judges nor police officers are "caped crusaders" whose sole obligation is punishing wrongdoing rather their job is to determine the legality of an arrest and then to temper mercy with justice for any perceived wrongdoing.
For this reason, there is really no such thing as "getting off on a technicality." The law governing a DUI arrest in Maryland is designed to protect the rights of the people, all people. Those more obscure aspects of the law may not be as glamorous, but they are every bit as important in making sure that the justice system is balancing the welfare of the public with the rights of the individual. When it comes to defense of a drunk driving case, the details are critical to getting the correct and appropriate outcome for all parties involved. You need a someone who knows the minutia of DUI law, a qualified Maryland lawyer working for you to see that your rights are appropriately protected as law enforcement and the government will not hesitate to take every liberty possible with your legal rights.
Every detail of a DUI stop and arrest is a potential point of defense of DUI case irrespective if you were arrested in Howard County, Baltimore County, or Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Every action of the officer is regulated is such a way as to prevent unlawful searches and seizures as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment and Maryland State Law. A qualified lawyer has the expertise to examine the details of your specific defense case and determine whether the officer(s) involved discharged their obligations under the law fairly and legally.
An experienced attorney has the knowledge to fully explore every aspect of your DUI defense and find the errors that may lead to a lesser charge or even dismissal of the charges altogether. Remember, in Howard County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, in Maryland and in the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty. It is the job of the police to meticulously collect and record evidence. It is the job of the prosecutor to build a case on the basis of that evidence. It is the job of a capable Maryland DUI attorney to make sure that everyone else is doing their job.
Was the stop made on lawful grounds? Were field sobriety tests administered properly? If a breathalyzer was administered, was the machine properly calibrated and maintained? Was the proper waiting period documented prior to the blow? The right Maryland DUI lawyer can use details such as these to build a successful defense of your case and protect you and your family.
DUI/DWI is a serious offense in Maryland, with serious consequences including jail, loss of driving privileges, loss of security clearance, steep fines, etc. The affects of a DUI conviction can reach further still, resulting in loss of employment, damage to relationships, and the ruin of your good name. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, time is not on your side. You need to seek immediate counsel from a qualified Maryland DUI lawyer with a proven track record for success.
The Law Offices of Robinson and Associates is a firm with an established reputation for standing up for the rights of those accused of DUI and alcohol offenses throughout Maryland including Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel County. We are ready to fight for you, to fight for your rights and protect your future. With twenty years of experience in successfully defending DUI cases, we have the knowledge to help you build a successful defense.
Remember, it's all in the details. There is always hope, but time is of the essence. Contact us immediately for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your DUI case. We will take the time to make sure you understand the charges against you, explain what actions you should and should not take at this moment to protect your rights, make sure you understand what to expect following an arrest, and most importantly, what we can do to keep you enjoying your freedom, your work, and your driving privileges
Don't wait. Contact the offices of Bruce Robinson and Associates at (443) 213-0345 anytime day or night for an immediate free attorney consultation.