An alcohol-related driving offense, such as a DUI or a DWI, can be a scary
experience. You are placed in handcuffs, arrested and driven to the police
station in a squad car where another police officer asks you to blow into a
machine to determine your blood alcohol level. After a few hours you are
released from the station with a bunch of paperwork and no idea what your next
step should be. You need a lawyer to guide you through the process.
William A. Simmons of Butler & Simmons, P.A. brings over 30 years of
experience in successfully defending such matters in the local trial courts in
Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr. Simmons has the experience to
evaluate your case, defenses and explain your options in a clear and
non-threatening manner. Our firm reviews police procedures, the validity of the
traffic stop, the sobriety test, and the arrest to ensure that your rights are
protected. These driving offenses can carry serious consequences including, but
not limited to a fine, court costs, points on your driving record and possibly
time in jail. Serious traffic tickets, such as driving under the
influence and driving while impaired, can have severe
consequences that affect your life. You could lose your job if your license is
suspended or revoked and you are unable to drive the company car or truck.
Certain types of employment require you to have a valid commercial
license as well as an ordinary drivers license.
Please consider the following possible
- Your punishment could include: a period of jail: a period
of probation, with conditions that mandate sobriety; completion of a designated
addiction program; and suspended jail time.
The Motor Vehicle Administration may impose restrictions on when or for what
purposes you are permitted to drive, and may even lead to a suspension of or a
revocation of your driving privileges.
Sometimes, a judge can order ignition interlock on your vehicle
For repeat offenders, the consequences could escalate to more probation,
more jail time, higher fines and a likely long period of suspension or
revocation of your privilege to drive.
Our attorneys can help you by
providing legal advice or representation at a free initial consultation. Call us
for an appointment during which we will discuss your problem, the facts involved
and your legal choices.