Waldorf Maryland Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges of any type, including DUI, please do not make the mistake of risking irreparable harm to your future by foregoing legal representation.
The first thing to remember is that it is absolutely crucial that you exercise your right to remain silent until you have met with an experienced criminal defense attorney. This applies whether you are confident in your innocence or guilt.
Do not let police and prosecutors take advantage of you.
If you have been arrested or charged in Waldorf or Charles County, Maryland, please, talk to experienced DUI and criminal defense attorney Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., right away.
Innocent or Guilty, You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney
Too many people fall victim to the criminal justice system by failing to exercise their legal rights, including the right to an attorney. Do not fall into the traps that ruin so many lives. Innocence does not matter. It will not save you from conviction if you fail to exercise your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. Similarly, if you believe you are guilty, you cannot explain your way out of it. You will only dig yourself a deeper hole.
When you fail to exercise your right to remain silent, you give up more than you may realize. It’s not just that anything you say will be used against you, but anything that law enforcement claims you said will be used against you too.
When you tell officers and prosecutors you want to speak to an attorney, they are required by law to stop questioning you. Officers and prosecutors do not always obey the law will sometimes keep questioning you anyway, but you have the right to fight the use of anything said after that point.
Each case is unique, and a plea agreement may be the best outcome in your case. However, you should never accept a plea offer without talking to an experienced criminal defense attorney first. Understand that a plea agreement is a conviction. It is also a way for the prosecutor to win without needing to prove anything in court. It is not a kindness or favor to you.
Prosecutors often pressure defendants to take a plea deal without consulting an attorney when they know they have no case. An experienced criminal defense attorney can negotiate a better deal or get your case dismissed.
DUI Is Always Serious
If you are being charged with DUI, do not make the mistake of thinking you do not need an attorney because it is your first offense. The penalties may not seem steep, but your first DUI will haunt you. It sets you up for subsequent DUI’s and punishment for other violations that can be difficult or impossible to avoid, even if you stay on the straight and narrow.
If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, including DUI, in Waldorf or Charles County, Maryland, please do not wait until the damage is done. Call Alison Mason Heurich, Esq., at 240-346-4883 or email her right away.