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You've Been Stopped For A DWI. Now What?

Getting stopped for driving under the influence of alcohol can be extremely stressful, as a conviction can have serious repercussions, both on your finances and even potentially your freedom. However, there are steps that can be taken, both during the DUI stop and immediately afterward, that can increase your chances of emerging from the arrest without significant damage to your wallet and your freedom.

At Cooper Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals in Silver Spring and the surrounding Maryland area with their criminal defense needs, particularly when it comes to DWI and other traffic violations. We'll work with you toward getting the charges dropped or dismissed, and fight aggressively on your behalf at every step of the way.

During A DUI Stop

In Maryland, if you've been stopped for being suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, it's often in your best interests to submit to a Breathalyzer test, as the penalties for refusing such a test can include losing your license. However, this can become more complicated if you already have a DUI arrest on your record.

After A DUI Stop

Getting stopped for a DUI or OUI is serious, so you should take serious measures. Being proactive can ultimately help your case, and save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees.

In Maryland, particularly, you should consider being proactive about getting into an alcohol education program. In addition, contacting the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) within 10 days of your arrest in order to fill out paperwork affording you the ability to drive to work, school and alcohol education classes can be beneficial.

However, as with any serious criminal matter, contacting a lawyer can make the single biggest difference to your case.

Time Is Of The Essence

The quicker you act after a DWI arrest, the greater your chances of emerging from the situation with minimal financial and punitive damages.

At Cooper Law Firm, our DWI defense attorneys will work with you to quickly resolve any outstanding issues. Contact us by calling 866-405-0124 or completing the online form to schedule an appointment at our Silver Spring, Maryland, office.