The Law Office of L. Michael Schaech, Esquire understands that everyone can make a mistake. Mr. Schaech strives to satisfy his clients’ legal needs by vigorously defending his client’s interests each and every time. Mr. Schaech has extensive knowledge with more than 30 years of DUI/DWI defense representation.
Mr. Schaech will thoroughly review each and every angle of your case prior to the stop, during the traffic stop and after the traffic stop, therefore proving the most effective defense for his clients. Many areas factor into a DWI/DUI defense which will enable him to provide the most positive outcome.
Mr. Schaech knows what the State needs to make their case against you and will share these facts with his clients. Many factors go into the prosecutions case and is prepared to challenge such evidence they plan to use against you. At all times Mr. Schaech gives each client the utmost respect, loyalty and will never turn your case over to a paralegal or law clerk to assist with your defense.
Understanding the difference between the breathalyzer roadside (PBT) vs the breathalyzer request at the station is vital. The MVA imputes a number of penalties for refusing the breathalyzer. It is important to understand the outcome for refusing the breathalyzer not the PBT. Sanctions may include loss of license temporarily or installing the interlock and its costs upfront and monthly fee to maintain the service.
Roadside sobriety tests, and preliminary breathalyzer tests (PBT) is confusing to most drivers, don't be caught off guard if the red and blue lights pop up in your rear view mirror. Knowing your rights can change the outcome of your charges as well as how the officer(s) may proceed.
Driving While Impaired (DWI) offense in Maryland if your BAC is between 0.07% and 0.079%:
You will be charged with a DUI offense if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is 0.08% or higher. The maximum penalties for a DUI offense can include:
Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol:
Driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance:
Those with a Class C license will be affected differently by the MVA and the impact is much greater.
Time is of the essence upon being charged with a DWI/DUI. Drivers will need to take certain steps with their temporary license and request for an MVA hearing within a specific timeframe. If that period and no action is taken the results will negatively impact your ability for an MVA hearing, installing the interlock as well as the timeframe begins counting the number of days for sanctions.
TIPS WHEN YOU ARE STOPPED BY THE POLICE
📌Make sure there is nothing hanging from your rearview mirror and items are not scattered all through the vehicle. Often this will encourage the officer to ask to search your vehicle.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE TO THE SEARCH. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.
Remaining composed, being respectful & cooperative to law enforcement. There are several things the police look for in a traffic stop, being agitated, nervous or restless are 3 signs that you maybe trying to hide something and not being truthful.
📌Make sure that you are always driving with the necessary documents, ie. Drivers license, insurance card & registration. KNOW WHERE THESE ITEMS ARE LOCATED AND OBTAIN THEM SWIFTLY!
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Obtaining an attorney as soon as possible that is experienced in DUI/DWI defense is key to the most effective defense. The Law Office of L. Michael Schaech, L. Michael Schaech, Esquire offers a free of charge initial consultation.
Call the Law Office of L. Michael Schaech TODAY AND LAWYER UP 410-200-7399 OR 410-688-0777.