UNLAWFUL POLICE STOPS IN MARYLAND
MARYLAND DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY
How do you know if you were illegally pulled over by the police? The truth is, the police have stopped many people unlawfully and then arrested them for DUI. Your best course of action if you have been arrested for DUI is to contact a knowledgeable Baltimore DUI attorney as soon as possible. I am Mark A. Epstein, Attorney at Law, and have been defending DUI charges for clients for more than 30 years. My considerable experience and skills enable me to know what to look for in order to maximize your chances of having your charges dismissed or reduced.
Many people don’t realize that they are protected under the United States Constitution from illegal search and seizures or being stopped by law enforcement without probable cause. Without probable cause to pull you over, any charges resulting from that stop may not be valid. The police officer may have administered a breath test if he suspected you were driving while intoxicated. You may have even blown .08 BAC or higher, which means that you were driving drunk under the law. Without a seasoned DUI lawyer on your side, you may very well be convicted of DUI with all the penalties the court could impose. An experienced lawyer, however, would know how to determine if the initial stop was lawful or not. This is a critical issue in any DUI case, and one of the first matters we will review when we take on defending your case.
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It happens all the time: a person is convicted of DUI even though the police violated his rights. It is astonishing how many people face charges after an illegal stop. The field sobriety testing administered after the stop is establish even more probable cause of DUI, and you are not legally required to submit to this testing. This is why it’s very important to contact me right away so that I can swiftly investigate the facts of your case. I do not want you to lose your license or have to pay heavy fees, much less spend time in jail. My fees are very competitive, and I always talk with you personally when you call my office. I also offer a free case evaluation, so you will know all your options. You owe it to yourself to make sure your rights are protected.