You face harsh punishments and long-term consequences, like a permanent criminal record and higher insurance costs, if you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Maryland. Hiring an experienced DUI attorney is essential if you want to achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case. However, it may be confusing to select the best lawyer to defend you. Here are some tips on what you should look for when hiring an attorney.
Things to Look for When Retaining a Skilled DUI Attorney
If you are like most people charged with DUI, you may not know a lawyer who handles these cases. You should obtain referrals from friends, family, or other attorneys or do an internet search to find DUI defense attorneys in Maryland. You should research them and interview your top choices. Here are things you want to look for when making your final decision.
Knowledge of Maryland DUI Law and Procedures
You need an attorney who understands the DUI laws and court procedures that must be followed in Maryland. This will enable him to identify your defenses and provide you with the aggressive representation you need. It is best to hire a lawyer who handles many DUI cases as part of his practice.
T. Kevin Wilson devotes a large portion of his practice to representing clients charged with DUI in Virginia and Maryland and understands the statutes and case laws that govern these cases in both states. He also has extensive, specialized training in the scientific principals and operation of breath and blood testing devices and medical issues that arise in DUI and DWI cases.
Certifications and Organizations
One way you can tell if a lawyer has the necessary qualification to raise the best DUI defense for your claim is to see if he is a member of relevant organizations and has certifications that directly relate to defending individuals arrested for DUI or DWI. Attorney T. Kevin Wilson works hard on staying on the cutting edge of issues and defenses in these cases. Certifications and affiliations that he has worked hard at getting because he knows it gives him an added advantage when representing clients include:
- Membership in the National College for DUI Defense and DUI Defense Lawyers Association
- Training and certification in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
- Training and certification in the use of police LIDAR and RADAR
- Training and certification in breath machines used in DUI cases
Track Record of Success
You need an advocate who has a track record of successfully entering into plea agreements and taking DUI cases to trial. At the Wilson Law Firm, we conduct a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding your arrest so we can identify all of your defenses and are not afraid to take your case to jury trial if this is in your best interests. Read our client reviews to learn what our clients have to say about our quality representation in their DUI cases.
Additional Benefits of Hiring The Wilson Law Firm
T. Kevin Wilson is a former Police Academy Legal Instructor and understands the tools and procedures that they will use against you in your criminal case. In addition, unlike most attorneys, he purchased breath testing machines used by law enforcement so that he could better understand them and more effectively raise defenses for his clients.
Do you need to hire an experienced DUI lawyer to defend in your DUI or DWI case in Maryland? Start a live chat to schedule a free case evaluation with T. Kevin Wilson today.