Allegany County DUI Lawyer

The highways and roads in Allegany County are known for being relatively dangerous even for sober drivers, and therefore the various police forces in the county place a great deal of emphasis on traffic safety.  The Maryland State Police, Frostburg Police, Cumberland Police and the Allegany County Sheriff are actively patrolling the streets looking for impaired drivers, and DUI cases are taken seriously by the State and the judges of the district and circuit courts.  If you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs do not gamble with your freedom or your privilege to legally drive by showing up to court without representation.  Allegany County DUI lawyer Benjamin Herbst has successfully defended hundreds of impaired driving cases and is standing by to offer you a free consultation.  Benjamin can walk you through the process and explain all of your options including fighting the case at trial or negotiating a fair and just plea agreement.  Contact Benjamin 7 days a week to discuss your options and the possibility of avoiding heavy fines, license suspensions and of course the inside of a jail cell.  Benjamin offers flexible payment plans for all traffic cases and provides his cell phone number to all clients for access on nights and weekend.  Part of being a good lawyer is staying on constant communication with the client, and Benjamin takes this seriously.
Almost all drivers who are arrested for DUI will be taken to the police station, issued citations and then released to a sober driver.  In the rare set of circumstances, a driver can be booked into the jail, but this is typically reserved to serious cases involving bodily injury, leaving the scene or uncooperative suspects.  After being arrested for DUI, a driver will typically be issued multiple citations such as reckless driving, negligent driving, failure to remain on the right side of the roadway and failure to control vehicle if there was an accident.  Most drivers are also issued a driving while impaired or DWI citation.  DWI carries a lower fine, lower maximum penalty and 8 points instead of 12 if there is a conviction.  Since marijuana was legalized in July of 2023, police have been on the lookout for high or buzzed drivers, though arrest numbers for driving under the influence cannabis have not increased significantly.  Arrests for driving under the influence of other drugs such as narcotics and prescription medication are more common than marijuana arrests, but this type of case may be winnable if there was no drug recognition expert on the scene.
Benjamin Herbst specializes in all types of Allegany County DUI cases including cases involving repeat offenders, juveniles, out of state residents and leaving the scene of the accident.  He has handled cases initiated by the Frostburg Police and at Frostburg State University as well as cases originating within the city limits of Cumberland.  Benjamin has also successfully defended numerous traffic infractions and criminal offenses where the Maryland State Police is the arresting agency.  The state police typically patrols Interstate 68 and can also conduct stops along Route 40 and Route 220.
If you have been arrested or cited with any criminal or traffic infraction contact Allegany County DUI lawyer Benjamin Herbst.  Anyone charged with impaired driving should start preparing for his or her case as soon as possible.  There are also deadlines with the MVA, and acting quickly may prevent further license suspensions.  Under Maryland law, anyone who refuses a breath test or tests over .08 will face a license suspension.  Refusals and test results over .15 require the installation of an interlock device in order to keep driving, while tests results under .15 may allow for the driver to request a restricted license at an administrative hearing.  Benjamin handles administrative hearings and can also assist with finding an interlock device provider.   Contact Benjamin today at 410-207-2598.
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"I am writing this letter to thank you for doing such a great job in my case. If it were not for what you did I would still be in jail right now. My family and I are very grateful I have a second chance at life now, and if it wouldn't be like this if you were not so good at what you do. Thank you again Benjamin!" T.S.
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"Thank you for all the time and effort that you put into defending my case. You were willing to fight for me when nobody else would believe my story, and you did not back down from the prosecutor. Another lawyer would have urged me to plead guilty, but you were willing to fight for me, and in the end justice was served. I appreciate everything you did and wish you all the best." Fred D.
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