Those arrested for DUI in Maryland face consequences ranging from probation to incarceration. The state of Maryland takes DUI charges very seriously and, if you are arrested for driving under the influence, so should you. Don’t be under the impression that you have to simply accept your charge and come to terms with a criminal DUI conviction as your fate. With the help of a skilled Anne Arundel County DUI lawyer, you can fight these charges. We also offer services in Annapolis (more information here).
Even with blood alcohol analysis results that seem to indicate that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit of 0.08, a qualified Anne Arundel DUI attorney has resources to help you fight your DUI charge or negotiate for the best possible outcome to your case. Police must adhere to carefully outlined legal protocols throughout the course of your traffic stop, sobriety testing, and arrest. Any illegality or impropriety during the process could lead to a dismissal of your charges.
If you are pulled over, it is important to understand your rights. You do not have to tell police where you have been or whether you have been drinking. You only have to provide accurate identification and then politely decline to speak with authorities any further without the advice of your Anne Arundel County DUI lawyer. Even before you are arrested and read your rights, you do have the right to remain silent and avoid self-incrimination. If you are arrested, contact an Anne Arundel County DUI attorney as soon as possible to begin building your defense.
The Law Office of Edward Tater has defended dozens and dozens of DUI charges in Maryland, and is quite familiar with Anne Arundel County court system, as well as its judges and local prosecutors.
Here are a few of DUI attorney Ed Tater’s thoughts on the county and its criminal justice system (as transcribed from an interview):
“So Anne Arundel County is the perfect example. Anne Arundel County has an excellent district court bench, by in large. They have a bench that’s fair, they have a bench that’s very reasonable when it comes to sentencing, with some exceptions.” Knowing which judges are more likely to resort to harsher penalties is a valuable asset, Tater explains. That insight is crucial for an attorney when weighing a defendant’s options, which could include arguing the case before a judge with a history of fairness and a measured approach to sentences or, in the case of a judge who is known to be extremely stern, asking for a postponement or “praying up” to the larger circuit court.
Those charged with DUI in Anne Arundel County appear before a judge at one of two locations of the Anne Arundel County District Court: in the Robert F. Sweeney Building at 251 Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis or the George M. Taylor Multi-Service Center at 7500 Gov. Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. For the best possible defense, you will want an attorney with a successful record of DUI defense who has experience representing clients in the local courts. If you are seeking more information on Anne Arundel County Courthouses, please follow this link.
Attorney Ed Tayter has logged countless courtroom hours in Anne Arundel County District Court. With this experience, he has gained insight into the subtle biases and nuances of the local judges and state’s attorneys. He uses this knowledge to present your case in a manner that provides you with the most beneficial outcome to your case.
Anne Arundel County DUI attorney Ed Tayter will help you understand the judicial process and begin exploring options for a successful DUI defense. For a free case consultation, contact our offices today.
We offer effective and aggressive DUI defense throughout the state of Maryland. If you are seeking representation or information concerning DUI charges in the nation’s capital, we recommend you visit DC criminal attorney Jason Kalafat’s website.