The Advantages Of An Experienced Traffic Law Attorney
When you are facing charges for a traffic violation, it may be the first time you are navigating the legal system. You could face fines, jail time, the loss of your license and other severe penalties. You may feel overwhelmed, but working with an experienced lawyer will give you the information that you need to face these charges with confidence.
The Law Offices of Mallon Snyder has represented traffic, DUI and DWI cases for four decades. One of the major advantages of trying so many traffic cases is that we are known for our skill at preparing our cases for trial. Because of this, the state is often eager and willing to reduce major charges and accept a plea to a minor offense. We will explore every option available to you, including alternative disposition, in order to help you achieve a better outcome for your case.
Understanding And Preparing Your DUI Or Traffic Case
In our decades of practice, we have assisted clients with a variety of traffic cases, including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Driving without a license
- Hit-and-run (failure to remain at the accident scene)
- Reckless or negligent driving
- Failure to control speed to avoid an accident
- Speeding and other miscellaneous violations
- Fraudulent use of a license or identification card
No matter what type of charges you are facing, your attorney will meet with you to discuss every potential defense. We will fully discuss everything that the officer did and said, the manner in which the stop was made and the way that the arrest was conducted. We will look at all issues of probable cause and reasonable suspicion, and we will consider all Fourth Amendment defenses, doing the necessary research to prepare your matter for trial.
We will file a request for discovery to get copies of all documents, police videos, notes and records of the arresting officer. Then we will review with you the contents of police reports, looking for errors and omissions. If we are both unsatisfied with the state’s offer, we will proceed to trial after having thoroughly prepared you to testify in open court.
We will also fully advise you on how to dress. If you need a tie, we keep several at the office so that you are always ready to make your best appearance. We will provide additional assistance by preparing answers to questions that the judge may consider asking you and helping you navigate through the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration.