DUI / DWI Defense
Defending Maryland clients against criminal prosecution
Throughout Maryland, law enforcement officials have been expanding efforts to crack down on drunk driving offenses. Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and jail time. With more than 65 combined years of experience in handling DUI cases, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard H. Shapiro have the knowledge and skill necessary to overcome the evidence against you, and they have the ability to help you attain the best possible outcome.
Committed to helping clients
The DUI / DWI attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard H. Shapiro understand that good people can make mistakes. We strive to satisfy our clients’ emotional, financial and legal needs by zealously representing your interests at every turn. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about complex Maryland DUI laws: We analyze every aspect of your case — from the initial traffic stop to breathalyzer tests — to build your defense. We know what the prosecution needs to get a conviction, and our attorneys challenge the evidence against you with the skills developed over 65 combined years of experience in the field. Our DUI attorneys work hard to make sure that you get the respect you deserve and the results you desire.
What to do if you are stopped
If you have been pulled over by the police, there are several ways that you can help yourself.
- Remain calm. Police officers can interpret nervousness in your voice as a sign that you are hiding something or that you are intoxicated. Whether you have consumed alcohol or not, remaining calm is a good way to ensure that police officers do not question your sobriety
- Always have a clean center console or glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted as intoxication. Keeping the glove box or center console neat and clean enables you to swiftly grab your identification and to present it to a police officer.
- Do not consent to a search of the car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI conviction, so do not allow the officer to perform a search.
- Contact a DUI / DWI attorney immediately.
For a consultation, contact the Law Offices of Leonard H. Shapiro today
If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a qualified defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you win. To set up a consultation, call the Law Offices of Leonard H. Shapiro today at 410-363-3311 or contact us online.