Montgomery County DUI Lawyer
The criminal defense lawyers at The Herbst Firm are available 24 hours a day to discuss your pending DUI charge. Regardless of whether it is a first offense, second offense, or even a third, we will fight law enforcement and the state’s attorney in order to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We never try to convince our clients to accept a plea offer if there are better options. The majority of drunk driving cases are committed by first time offenders, and over half end up with a probation before judgment sentence. PBJ is available to any first time offender or repeat offender who has not received this type of offer for 10 years. A defendant who receives the benefit of a PBJ can be sentenced but will not be convicted. After three years, the defendant is eligible to have the disposition expunged provided that all the conditions are met, and there are no violations of probation. Many states do not allow a DUI defendant to plead guilty and at the same time avoid a permanent conviction, so many times this is a good resolution. But there are also times where the police did not conduct a legally sufficient investigation, and times where the evidence just does not add up to a conviction. We will analyze all the facts behind your case and file any type of motion to suppress or motion to dismiss that we feel is warranted. Even if the state is offering or recommending a PBJ there is never a guarantee that the judge will grant one, and it is for this reason that we explore every possible defense in our client’s cases. We are available to meet with you in Rockville, Bethesda, Germantown, or any other area in the state that is convenient to discuss your case.