Glen Burnie & Columbia DUI & Traffic Offense Lawyer
A conviction on DUI charges can seriously affect your life. It will cost you money, you will lose your driver’s license, and you may even go to jail. If you have been arrested for DUI/DWI, you need an experienced DUI lawyer working to protect your rights and preserve your freedom
The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, has extensive experience in the defense of drunk driving and traffic violation charges. Call our Glen Burnie & Columbia DUI & traffic offense lawyers today at 800-266-8151 for a free initial consultation.
Prepared to Handle All Aspects of Your DUI Case
A DUI arrest triggers two separate legal actions: A trial on the criminal charge and an administrative hearing which can result in the loss of your driver’s license. The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink can represent you in both proceedings, and will work to minimize the effect on your life and preserve your ability to drive.
In some cases, a DUI/DWI charge can be overcome. The arresting officer may not have had probable cause to stop your car. The officer may not have had cause to continue the investigation. The breath test may not have been conducted properly. In these situations, our firm will undertake a vigorous defense on your behalf. In other cases, the State may have good evidence against you. In these situations, it may make sense to obtain an acceptable plea agreement, put the event behind you, and move forward with your life.
The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink will evaluate your situation and provide the strongest representation possible.
Challenging Field Sobriety Tests
The consequences of a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) will affect your life for years. You can lose your driver’s license, pay steep fines and face jail time.
A Legal Challenge Is Possible
You have the right to contest the charge against you. The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, can help. Our attorneys are experienced with DUI/DWI defense, including challenging the admissibility of field sobriety test results. To speak with our lawyers about challenging a Maryland field sobriety test, contact us online or by phone at 800-266-8151. We offer free consultations at our offices in Glen Burnie and Columbia.
Did the Results Mean Anything?
DUI/DWI defense can turn on determining the validity of the arrest and the evidence gathered. In most cases, this includes Breathalyzer tests, blood tests and field sobriety tests. If these tests have been performed incorrectly, the results may be suppressed.
If you were pulled over for drunk driving, you may have been given field sobriety tests such as:
- Alphabet test
- Standing on one foot and counting
- Touching a finger to your nose
- Heel-to-toe test (walking a straight line)
- Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test (following an object with your eyes)
These tests are notoriously unreliable and are often given under poor conditions. We will investigate the circumstances of any field tests you were given, including whether they were conducted on a flat or sloped surface, in inclement weather and whether the officer asked you if you had a physical disability.
After we examine how the tests were administered, we will determine if the results are admissible. If they are not, we will argue for the evidence to be suppressed and, when appropriate, for a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
Challenging Breathalyzer and Blood Test Results
Were you charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI)? The situation may seem hopeless, but it is important to speak with an attorney before pleading guilty.
Our Defense Lawyer Can Help
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, we will determine the admissibility of the evidence in your DUI/DWI case. The results and conditions of all Breathalyzer tests, blood tests and field sobriety tests must be thoroughly examined. If these tests were incorrectly administered or evaluated, we can argue for the suppression of the results and when appropriate, a reduction or dismissal of the charges.
For a free initial consultation about challenging Breathalyzer and blood test results, please call 800-266-8151 . You can also reach our Columbia and Glen Burnie offices via email.
Why Fight the Results?
Your blood alcohol content (BAC) is one of the most critical factors of the case against you. If your BAC is .08 percent or higher, you may be charged with DUI. If it is up to .07 percent, you may be charged with DWI.
Results of Breathalyzer and blood tests can be suppressed if the tests are not conducted correctly. The conditions of the tests are extremely important. We may argue for the suppression of this evidence for reasons such as:
- The person who administers the test was not properly trained on the equipment
- The testing equipment is defective or improperly calibrated
- You have a medical condition that affects the conditions or results of the test
- You hiccuped or vomited during the Breathalyzer test
- The test results were not within the correct range
- The police did not observe you for the correct amount of time
- The police had no cause to pull you over or suspect you of drunk driving
Do not plead guilty until you have discussed your case with an attorney. There may be valid reasons to challenge the evidence against you.
Experience Handling a Wide Range of Traffic Violations
In Maryland, a traffic violation can result in a fine and/or jail sentence and increase your insurance rates. For persons with multiple violations, it can result in the loss of your license. The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink can represent you with the aim of minimizing the effects on your life and preserving your driver’s license.
We represent clients in matters involving traffic violations such as:
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving without a license
- Driving without insurance
- Reckless driving
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield
- And others
Our firm also works to obtain reinstatement of driving privileges for persons whose licenses have been suspended.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Glen Burnie & Columbia DUI & Traffic Offense Lawyers
Contact our firm online, or call 800-266-8151 to ask how our Glen Burnie & Columbia DUI & traffic offense lawyers can defend you against traffic offenses.