Harford County DWI Attorney Alpert Schreyer
Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Harford County
Knowledge, Experience, and Results in Fighting a DWI in Aberdeen
Get immediate help with your Maryland drunk driving arrest from Aberdeen DWI attorney Andrew Alpert.
- Advanced Training in DWI and Intoxicated-Driving Laws in Maryland
- Andrew Alpert has built a solid reputation in Maryland as an aggressive criminal defense attorney with a proven track record
- Andrew Alpert is a member of the National College of DWI Defense
- Andrew Alpert is a Former Prosecutor in Maryland
Aberdeen DWI Attorney Andrew Alpert has a record of success unparalleled in the State of Maryland. Let his years of experience and extensive knowledge of DWI law go to work for you.
Penalties for DWI in Harford County
Penalties for a drunk driving charge can vary depending on the circumstances revolving around a particular case. Your Aberdeen DWI attorney Andrew Alpert has a record of success defending against all kinds of DUI and DWI charges.
The State of Maryland penalizes drivers for two types of drunk driving charges, DUI and DWI. If a driver has a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, they will be charged with a DUI. Should their BAC be .079% or lower, they will be charged with a DWI. Being convicted of either will result in a criminal record and offenders could face a suspension of driver’s license, fines or jail time. Although first time offenders do not usually receive jail time in exchange for a guilty plea, standard jail sentences could consist of up to 2 months in jail, or 6 months if they were transporting a minor. They could also risk a minimum 6 month drivers license suspension or a $500 fine. The fine could also be as much as $1000 if the driver was transporting a minor.
Generally, Maryland prosecutors will pursue two cases against a person charged with a DUI or DWI. The first is a criminal case that will be resolved in the court system and the second is filed by the Motor Vehicle Administration seeking the suspension of the person’s driver’s license. From the date of arrest, a person has 10 days to petition for a hardship license, which would allow you to continue to use the license to get to work, school or medical appointments. Failing to petition for a hardship license could result in the loss of your driver’s license which is why it is so important to let a skilled DWI attorney like Andrew Alpert assist you in this process. Having a prior DWI conviction could also result in a mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device that requires the driver to blow into it with no trace of alcohol before the vehicle can be started.
Breath Machines and Field Sobriety Tests
Atmospheric pressure, temperature, hyperventilation and the chemical composition of the offender’s blood are just a few of the variables that could negatively affect the results of the breath test machine. Another aspect of these tests that could be challenged in a court is the experience and skill of the officer administering the test along with the quality of equipment they used. Andrew Alpert also has an advanced understanding of the field sobriety tests that officers use on a driver suspected of drunk driving and knows that certain variables can be challenged as well. Environmental factors such as poor lighting may affect a driver’s ability to walk on an established straight line if they cannot see it. Officers often ask drivers to stand on one leg and touch their nose with one hand. Wind or other weather conditions could cause the driver to fail these tests because of factors out of their control.
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Throughout the last two decades Aberdeen DWI attorney Andrew Alpert has earned a unique reputation amongst his peers as a lawyer that has gone above and beyond standard measures of practice to defend his clients. Andrew Alpert received his undergraduate degree from Frank & Marshall College before earning his Juris Doctorate at George Washington University and continues to educate himself in DWI law and technology on a regular basis. His advanced training in scientific analysis of evidence, legal strategies as well as defense, police and prosecution strategy has set him apart from other lawyers.
In addition to being a sustaining member of the National College for DUI Defense, Andrew Alpert both attends and instructs DWI seminars on a regular basis. His law firm owns and operates several breath test machines. Through this, he has acquired a greater understanding of potential flaws in the accuracy and functionality of these devices.
As a former prosecutor he also has the ability to anticipate possible strategies by the prosecution, which enables him to prepare beforehand the necessary action. Andrew Alpert’s aggressive work ethic has earned him the title of Super-Lawyer by his peers, and his law firm has been honored with the highest possible AV peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
As you can see, Andrew Alpert’s thorough understanding of police and prosecution procedure has given him the upper hand when defending his clients in court. If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI or DWI, call him now at (301) 880-0868.