JUST BECAUSE AN OFFICER CHARGED YOU WITH DUI, DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE GUILTY OF DUI. IT MEANS YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED MARYLAND DUI ATTORNEY.

A DUI charge is a serious matter. If you have been charged with DUI, it is imperative that you promptly consult with an experienced DUI lawyer so you do not miss strict deadlines or compromise your rights. An individual charged with DUI or DWI not only faces the potential for jail time, substantial fines and strict probation, but also loss of their driver’s license, cancelled auto insurance or significantly increased insurance rates. In some instances this consequences are loss of a job.

As a former police officer, Jonathan Newton was certified and trained in the techniques that officers use to detect and arrest people for DUI. Now as a private defense attorney, Mr. Newton utilizes that experience coupled with his legal knowledge to defend his clients who are charged with the offenses of DUI and DWI.  Selecting an DUI defense attorney who has the experience and knowledge to prepare your defense and accurately evaluate the strength of the officer’s case can make the difference in outcomes.  SCHEDULE YOUR FREE EVALUATION TODAY AT 301-818.1529.

Mr. Newton’s training, knowledge and experience in representing clients before both the MVA and the Courts, will ensure that you receive proper advice in these serious legal matters.

Mr. Newton represents clients throughout most of the State of Maryland, and he handles cases in Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Baltimore, Pasadena, Fort Meade, Towson, Upper Marlboro, Columbia, Ellicott City, Laurel, Severna Park, Crofton, Rockville, Catonsville, Essex, Hyattsville, Centreville, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Montgomery County and Charles County.

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If you are driving on public roads and not federal property, you may consult with your attorney before you take the test. This must happen within at least two hours if the officer suspects you of drunk driving.

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer installed in your vehicle.  It requires that you breathe into it before starting your car and disables your ignition if it detects alcohol.  A lockout period follows so that you have to wait before trying again. This lockout increases in length with each failed attempt.

While driving, the ignition interlock will request rolling retests. These ensure that the person whose breath started the car is the same person who is driving it.  If this breath test fails, an alarm will sound until the driver turns off the ignition. For safety reasons, they do not automatically shut down the car, but many do record these events.  Failure to remain compliant can extend the requirement for the device. You also have to remain violation free for at least three months after the device is removed.

Points remain on your license for two years.  You will receive a Notice of Suspension if you accumulate more than 8. If you accumulate 12 or more, you will receive a Notice of Revocation.

What do I do if I receive a Notice of Suspension or Revocation?

If you receive a Notice of Suspension or a Notice of Revocation and your points are related to a DWI or DUI, you can:

  • Accept the suspension or revocation.  In this case, you must return your license to the MVA before the date on the notice.  
  • Request a hearing. If you feel the notice is unjust, you can request a hearing to contest it. You must file your request according to the instructions on the notice within 15 days of receipt.
  • Apply for the Ignition Interlock Program.  In this case, you can keep your license though it will have new restrictions. All program guidelines will be sent with the notice.

For more information on these notices, see the MVA’s page on point accumulation.

Courts typically require that you complete a state-certified alcohol education program before getting your license back.  If you participate in the ignition interlock program, you must successfully complete its requirements, as well.

The precise paperwork to remove your restrictions depend on the nature of the suspension or revocation.  See the MVA’s page on driving restrictions for more information.