Ocean City DUI Lawyer
In order to account for the dramatic increase in population of the city during the summer months, hundreds of police officers are hired as seasonal employees. These seasonal cops are often inexperienced and young, and unfortunately have the tendency to make arrests that are unwarranted or illegal. These green officers are out patrolling the streets just months or weeks after they receive their training, and are looking to make arrests. We have seen first hand that many of these arrests, especially alcohol related arrests, are severely flawed, and can be defeated in court. The Herbst Firm never recommends that you walk into court without retaining an experienced criminal attorney. Even if you have taken a breathalyzer test and the results are above the legal limit, we may still be able to have your case dismissed. Maryland DUI laws are harsh, and have a variety of mandatory sentencing provisions including the loss of driving privileges, alcohol classes, and heavy fines. Most drunk driving arrests in Ocean City are first time offenders that have not been in any sort of legal trouble before. Even a first offender who receives a probation before judgment or PBJ may suffer permanent consequences for pleading guilty to DUI. A conviction for this crime is something that can stay with you for the rest of your life. Do not gamble with your future, or with your ability to maintain your driving privileges! We offer flexible payment plans for all criminal cases, and will fight to assure your rights are protected the minute we are retained. Our lawyers have handled numerous cases in the Ocean City District Court, and the Worcester County Circuit Court. Call us to set up a free consultation over the phone or in person, and remember that we are willing to travel to meet with you wherever is convenient.