Last month, we explored the potential penalties associated with a DUI conviction in the state of Maryland. The conviction ultimately results in a misdemeanor crime, but additional penalties such as fines, license restrictions, probation and jail time vary depending on the specifics of the case. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney who understands the nuances of Maryland DUI law represent you. Here are a few tips you can use to select the right DUI lawyer.
Look for Experience and Past Successes
Experience is a valuable trait for a DUI lawyer, but its only part of the picture. Be sure to get a clear idea of how your prospective attorney has been representing their clients over the years. If you discover that they have a positive reputation, you should favor them over lawyers with spotty track records.
Great Communicators Make Great DUI Lawyers
Many attorneys offer free consultations before you enlist their services, and it’s an offer we recommend taking them up on. Before you commit to an attorney, you’ll want to confirm that they are an effective communicator. A precise understanding of DUI law is critical, but it shouldn’t overshadow the importance of first-rate communication skills when arguing in your favor. A confident communicator can offer a great deal of peace of mind to those trying to navigate through the DUI process alone. This also includes making certain you understand the nuances of the Maryland DUI laws in its simplest form.
Stick to Your Area During Your Searching Process
You may come across attorneys from other towns, or even states, that catch your eye. Our best advice? Stick with an attorney who is local to the area the DUI initially took place in. Local attorneys are likely to have a firm grasp of local DUI law, and they will also bring their established relationships with district attorneys and judges to the table.
Contact Mobley & Brown, LLP for Help Fighting Your DUI Charge
If you are searching for the right DUI or DWI defense attorney in Maryland and unsure where to turn, contact Mobley and Brown, LLP today. We are committed to using our experience along with facts from your specific case in order to achieve the result you deserve. Our experienced legal team is looking forward to working with you to meet your needs. Call us now at (410) 385-0398.