During the time period between your DWI arrest and the date of your trial, there are many steps that need to be taken to prepare your case for court. Some of these steps may even result in you winning your case before ever stepping foot in a courtroom.
Every new DWI defendant contacts their attorney nervous, terrified, and uncertain of the legal procedures to come. An experienced lawyer can help defendants to be seen in the best light possible by Maryland courts. Here’s what you should know.
Petitioning for Charges to Be Dropped
Initially, your criminal defense lawyer will evaluate the circumstances of your DWI arrest to determine if you may be eligible for the charges against you to be dropped. For example, if the police did not have probable cause to pull you over in the first place, everything that takes place afterward is considered illegal.
Dismissal of Evidence Against You
If your attorney isn’t able to have the charges dropped, they may next pursue the dismissal of evidence brought forward by the prosecution.
An example of this might be if the police obtained a blood sample to check your alcohol level but did not keep the chain of custody intact during processing of the sample. Since the sample could have been contaminated, the results of the test are unreliable and your attorney can argue that it’s inadmissible.
Identifying Police Misconduct
Another way to win your DWI case before your court date is to identify if any police misconduct occurred during your traffic stop and arrest. Body cam footage is likely to be subpoenaed and reviewed to determine if the police acted according to departmental standards. If the police exhibited misconduct during your arrest, your lawyer may be able to pursue this line of defense.
Hiring a Maryland DWI Defense Lawyer
The best possible outcome in your DWI case can only be achieved with the help of an experienced Maryland DWI defense attorney. It’s important that you don’t wait to reach out for legal assistance after being arrested and charged with drunk driving. Your reputation, career, and relationships are on the line. Richard Brueckner can help you navigate the process of defending your rights in a Maryland court of law. Contact Attorney Brueckner today to book your free initial consultation at 410-430-1464 for legal help in Ocean City, MD.