At The Law Offices of John J. Pikulski, IV, LLC, I certainly understand how upsetting charges related to drinking and driving can be. I take pride in putting you at ease while tailoring my representation to meet your specific needs.
For more than 10 years, I have exclusively practiced criminal and traffic defense in Maryland. Between working at a larger firm and my individual practice, I have represented hundreds of individuals in court facing charges of DWI, DUI, breath test refusals as well as the MVA administrative hearings that go along with them.
Benefits Of Probation Before Judgment
While the primary goal of any defense is acquittal or dismissal, there are also several strategies that can minimize the potentially significant penalties. For instance, we can attempt to seek a lesser charge as well as pursue a probation before judgment (PBJ). A probation before judgment is a unique disposition that a judge can use to replace a finding of guilt, regardless of whether it was the result of a guilty plea or a verdict at trial. It can be given immediately on the day of court, or sometimes it is given later after certain conditions are met.
The main benefit of a probation before judgment is that there will be no conviction on your record and no points on your license, which can save you from huge increases in your insurance rates.
Even if you are not eligible for PBJ, I will do everything I can to provide you with the most effective drunk driving defense, whether that involves negotiating with the prosecutor, making a motion to dismiss the charges or going to trial. Leading up to your court date, I can also help you pursue mitigating factors that can increase our negotiating power, such as pursuing substance abuse treatment.
Contact A Knowledgeable Upper Marlboro DUI Attorney
From the moment you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving, the state is building its case against you. You deserve to have an experienced lawyer on your side to level the playing field and help you fight criminal charges.
To begin building your defense, I encourage you to contact me at 301-627-5297, or email me, and arrange you FREE initial consultation. With an office in Upper Marlboro, I serve clients throughout Prince George’s County, Calvert County and throughout Maryland.