Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DWI in Maryland
Knowledge, Experience, and Results in a Fighting DWI in Maryland
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Call (866) 826-8617 anytime to speak with the Maryland DWI attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. At Alpert Schreyer, you will find Maryland attorneys with decades of experience, from both sides of the courtroom, who have handled thousands of DWI cases. For a free, initial and confidential consultation with an experienced legal professional, call the Maryland DWI attorneys at Alpert Schreyer or fill out the consultation form to the left.
Get help with your DWI in Maryland by calling Alpert Schreyer, LLC at (866) 826-8617 or select the county in which you received your DWI. Working proactively is important if you want to fight your driver’s license suspension and begin mounting your DWI defense. It is important that you consult a Maryland DWI attorney as soon as possible.
About Maryland DWI Attorney Andrew Alpert
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Former prosecutor Andrew Alpert has been practicing law for over 19 years. As one of the few attorneys in the state of Maryland to be a Certified NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, Andrew Alpert is specifically trained and qualified to handle complex DUI and DWI cases. Andrew Alpert has successfully defended numerous DWI and motor vehicle manslaughter cases, and he has handled cases which have been covered by the press (Maryland Independent 09/17/2004; Maryland Independent 09/22/2004). Andrew Alpert has made national television appearances to give his professional legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.
Andrew Alpert is continually studying Maryland DWI law and any changes or reforms that pass. He has attended multiple training seminars for DWI Defense Training at Harvard Law School. In 2007, he was an Assistant Instructor for the seminar. He is a Certified Breath Alcohol Technician on multiple Intoxilyzer models. He has completed the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program Overview Course and the Intoximeter EC/IR Course. In addition to these certifications, he has taught and attended many courses on DWI and the law. He has also received multiple awards from Law Enforcement, such as receiving Certificates of Appreciation from the DEA, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland State Police, the Charles County Sheriff’s Department, and the National College of District Attorneys. By owning and maintaining numerous breath testing instruments, Maryland DWI attorney Andrew Alpert is able to offer superior arguments for the reliability of these machines. On top of all this, he has trained in The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation.
Schedule a confidential, free initial consultation with Maryland DWI attorney Andrew Alpert now by calling (866) 826-8617 or fill out the case evaluation form to the left.
Maryland DWI Laws
What is the Difference Between DUI and DWI in Maryland?
Maryland has two drunk driving laws: DUI and DWI. Under Maryland law, drunk driving charges are determined the driver’s blood alcohol level (BAC) at the time of testing. Drivers who have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .07% or higher can be charged with driving while impaired (DWI), while drivers who have a BAC of .08% or higher can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
For a first offense DWI in Maryland, penalties may include:
- A fine (up to $500)
- 8 points on Maryland driver’s license record
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Jail time (up to 60 days)
For a first offense DUI in Maryland, penalties may include:
- A fine (up to $1000)
- 12 points on Maryland driver’s license record
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Jail time (up to one year)
Maryland is a member of the Interstate Driver License Compact (DLC). If you are convicted of DUI or DWI in Maryland, the State will share that information with all 45 participating states in the Compact.
Additional Penalties for DUI or DWI in Maryland
Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device – As a condition of probation, the court may require you to install the device at your expense. An ignition interlock prevents you from operating your vehicle if you have any alcohol in your system. Participation in an Ignition Interlock Program through the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) may be negotiable as an alternative to longer license suspensions.
Alcohol Education or Treatment – May be required as a condition of probation. You may also be required to attend a driver improvement or an alcohol education program as a condition of reinstatement of your driving privileges.
Under 21 – Drivers under 21 can be charged with drunk driving for almost any traceable amount of alcohol in their system. With a BAC of .02% or higher, the fine can be $500.
Test Refusal – The penalty for refusing a breath, blood, or urine test can result in harsher fines and penalties. A license suspension may occur even if you are not found guilty of using alcohol and driving.
Insurance – You are at risk of much higher insurance rates, or of losing your vehicle insurance coverage completely. The insurance rates of family members or even of your employer are sometimes raised as well.
Penalties Can Be Even Greater – Penalties are even greater if you had a crash that involved serious bodily harm or death, or if the offense occurred while your were transporting someone under 18. If transporting a minor, you may face a fine of up to $4,000 in fines and a prison sentence of up to four years.
Maryland DWI Lawyer Andrew Alpert
Maryland DWI Attorney Andrew Alpert can help you fight your drunk driving charges. For help with your Maryland DWI or DUI case, contact Maryland DWI attorney Andrew Alpert by filling out the consultation form to the left or by calling (866) 826-8617. Contact Andrew Alpert immediately to schedule a free appointment to discuss your drunk driving charges.
DWI Reviews from Actual Clients of Alpert Schreyer
Reviews by Actual Former DWI Clients of Andy Alpert.
“…Mr. Alpert was personally recommended to me and, for me, making the choice to retain his service in regards to my legal matters was the best decision I could have ever made…”
“It was a pleasure to work with Alpert Schreyer Trial Attorneys. Without their help I would not be able to continue to serve in the U.S. Navy. I would suggest them to anybody that has found themselves in a bind…”
“…A dedicated and attentive team of professionals… I am forever grateful to Mr. Alpert and his team about the outcome of my case. Thank You!”
“Excellent, competent representation. Other lawyers wanted me to plead out. Andrew won my case. I would definitely use Alpert Schreyer Again. Thank you Andrew. You got me out of a real jam.”
“Thank you for your professional guidance throughout this ordeal. I am very relieved that this situation has been resolved in the way that it has. Again I am very grateful for everything you have done for me.”
“Absolutely fabulous representation. I thought I was a goner and heading for jail but Andy Alpert found a flaw in the police booking process and drilled in on it with all his expertise… Unbelievable result which I never expected.”
“Professional, Direct, Aggressive and Thorough. Mr. Alpert, Mr. Hart and Ms. Alice are a great team and made a very difficult situation easy. Thank you…”
“Mr. Alpert gave excellent advice and provided A+ courtroom work. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of defense representation…”
“After making the inappropriate decision to drink and drive, I was referred to Mr. Alpert by a friend who had going through the same ordeal. It was the best referral I’ve ever gotten and through Mr. Alpert’s work I received the best possible outcome in court…”
“Andrew Alpert and his staff were the utmost professionals. He informed me of my options and had a well detailed plan of defense for my case. His knowledge of all the proceedings was amazing and he had strategies and ideas I never would have thought of. I owe my present freedom to be working and be with my family and friends to Andrew.”
“Walking into Court I was extremely anxious, nervous & downright frightened. Andy’s professionalism & experience came through… I am extremely grateful that I decided to go with representation from Andy Alpert.”
“Mr. Alpert and his staff were very honest and straightforward about my DUI/MVA case. You can trust them with your case…..He is a skilled lawyer from MVA process to criminal case. He is the best. I owe my job, family and privilege to drive to Mr. Alpert and his staff. If you want to win your case hire Mr. Alpert!”
“Mr. Alpert won both my cases. My career could have been severely affected by a DUI conviction. Mr. Alpert’s knowledge of Maryland DUI law and the MVA made me feel confident that we would win. Thank you for an excellent job!”
Sincerely, T. H.
“I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job that you did handling my case. Thinking fast on your feet the day of my hearing really made the difference. I would most certainly recommend your services to friends and family. Honestly, thank you.”
Sincerely, P. S.
“My experience with Andrew Alpert was incredible. He represented me with such professionalism and had a true concern for a most favorable outcome. He was extremely skillful and knowledgeable about the law and handled everything without bothering me with the details. At the trial he simply went to the business of getting the best results the he knew possible with precision and confidence. As a result of his knowledge of the law and his bold skill my case was dismissed and I was able to keep my driver’s license. In a word I would say Mr. Alpert is a phenomenal attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a DUI, DWI or any criminal charge. He’s the best one could ever hope for.”
Sincerely, M. B.
“Attorney Andrew D. Alpert was proactive in his approach while representing me in my first DUI arrest. I followed his recommendations to the letter and it proved most beneficial. The Judge actually commented on the fact that my attorney had advised me well. I feel that Attorney Alpert is competent, compassionate and, most importantly, accessible by a simple phone call. I am grateful for his guidance and representation.”
“I debated whether to hire a lawyer or not, but consider myself extremely fortunate to have found this firm on the web. After talking to Andy Alpert for only 10 minutes, I knew I wanted him to represent me. I have found him, and his firm, to be not only exceedingly thorough and professional but also to be totally supportive of someone going through what can only be described as “stressful” times. They are “good” people. The ultimate resolution of my case has been excellent, far better than I could have imagined. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.”
“Mr. Alpert is an excellent attorney!! I would highly recommend him to others for representation in their legal matters. He remained dedicated and professional throughout my process. Additionally, the lines of communication were always open – he was never “too” busy to speak to. Thank you!”
“I have never been so impressed with an attorney’s desire to fight all the way to insure that I could stay at home with my family and not just be content with what a State’s Attorney would offer. If you don’t choose wisely, you lose!! And I’m glad I came across the winning team. Thanks Andy.”
“Choosing Mr. Alpert to handle my DUI case was the best decision I made since making the poor decision to drive after drinking. Mr. Alpert’s expert knowledge, experience and relationships in the Maryland legal community make him the best choice for DUI/DWI legal representation.”
“First I would like to say thank you Andrew! Pop always said you get what you pay for. I didn’t want to accept “Probation Before Judgment” and that’s what Cecil County Lawyers offered for $1,500.00. Andrew convinced me I could do that with no lawyer so why not trust in him? I am very pleased that I did. Andrew Alpert fought for me in Court and at the MVA. I am happy to say that I still have an impeccable driving record. All of my charges were dismissed. Clean Sweep!”
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