You’ve been arrested for DUI, but it doesn’t mean that a conviction is automatic.

Do not allow the arresting officer, the prosecutor, or anyone else, pressure you into pleading guilty.

Often skilled police officers cajole a suspect into an admission or incriminating statement that may ultimately be the evidence that will get you convicted. The U.S. Constitution guarantees you cannot be forced to be a witness against yourself if the police suspect you of a crime or have arrested you for a crime. For this reason knowing your rights is critical. DO NOT believe or assume that the police will tell you your rights or how to assert them. You must know what to do, what to say, and how to act if confronted by police.

  • You have the right to seek advice from counsel from the roadside prior to submitting to the Breathalyzer and field sobriety tests.
  • If asked if you were drinking, how much you drank, or even where you were heading, you have the right to politely decline to answer these questions until seeking advice from counsel.

A conviction of guilty will remain on your record. Talk to an experienced attorney before falling into the trap of having your rights violated. Richard Miller has successfully defended some of the most serious DUI and DWI criminal cases in Baltimore, Maryland, and will ensure your constitutional rights are protected.

Mr. Miller is an expert in Maryland DUI laws and will build a solid DUI defense and review all aspects of your case to determine if your rights were violated in any way or if procedures were not followed properly.

Know that you have rights throughout the entire process.

  • Did the arresting officer have probable cause to pull you over?
  • Did the officer administer the field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests properly?
  • Was the Breathalyzer properly calibrated and maintained?
  • If there was a blood test, was it done within your rights and did it follow the proper chain of custody?