Man Cleared of Repeat DUI Offender Charges

Man Faced Repeat DUI Offender Charges

A 28 year old owner and manager of an entertainment business was stopped for speeding on Route 29 in Howard County. The police officer smelled a moderate odor of alcohol and asked the driver to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests. The  driver knew he wasn’t drunk and refused to perform the field tests. The police officer arrested him and then asked the man to submit to a breathalyzer, which he also refused because he didn’t think there was adequate probable cause for the arrest.

Being arrested and charged with DUI is frightening enough, but being charged with a repeat drunk driving offense means you may not only lose your driver’s license, but go to jail. That’s why it’s so important to be represented by an experienced DUI lawyer. You need to know how to select an experienced and qualified DUI lawyer.

Repeat DUI Offender Charges Dismissed

The driver had been represented successfully in the past by Jonathan Scott Smith, an experienced DUI attorney in Columbia, Maryland, who has more than 30 years of successful experience. Knowing the stakes, he retained Mr. Smith to defend him again on the repeat DUI offender charges. Mr. Smith advised the client to refuse all plea bargain offers and present an aggressive defense. The case was heard in the District Court for Howard County, located in Ellicott City. Ultimately, the prosecutor realized that there was insufficient evidence of drunk driving and dismissed the repeat DUI offender charges.

Ellicott City and Columbia DUI Defense Lawyer

Mr. Smith is a top rated attorney and former prosecutor with more than 30 years of extensive trial experience, including DUI/DWI and drunk driving cases. Attorney Smith has handled thousands of DUI/DWI, drunk driving, and other criminal cases in the local courts, including Howard County. Mr. Smith fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Highly Rated Howard County Criminal Lawyer

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in DUI/DWI, drunk driving, and other criminal cases — has earned him the recognition of the legal community, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Attorney Smith is considered to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Howard County.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in criminal defense matters, DUI / DWI, MVA Hearings, traffic offensesdomestic violence and child abuse charges throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.

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