DUI DMV Hearing Lawyer – Columbia Ellicott City & Howard County MD

Maryland DUI DMV Hearing | MVA Hearing DUI |Restricted License for DUI

If you have been arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while impaired) in Maryland, you will need to take immediate action to minimize the risk of losing your driving privileges. Within 10 days of being charged, you must request a Maryland DUI DMV hearing before the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). You can successfully challenge the state’s attempt to suspend your driver’s license, but you will want an experienced Maryland DUI DMV Hearing attorney to help you protect your rights.

Top Rated Maryland DUI DMV Hearing Lawyer

Mr. Smith is a top rated Maryland DUI DMV hearing attorney and former prosecutor with more than 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of people charged with DUI and DWI. DUI attorney Smith has extensive courtroom experience and knows how to protect effectively your rights in legal hearings.

Mr. Smith fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

DUI DMV Hearing Lawyer Howard County MD

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience – and track record of successful results – has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer (Past 5 consecutive years), and selected within Top 100 in Maryland.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” (Highest peer rating for legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (every year since 1988).
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell).
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars – the highest client review possible.
  • Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
  • 10.0 Superb” attorney rating by AVVO.

“I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. We knew going into this, it was a long shot. You were so well prepared. You know, I have been around a lot of lawyers and have sat through many hearings over the past 14 years, and it is a rarity to find a real live attorney. There are no words to say how your diligence was truly appreciated. You are a rare breed. Thank you for taking the time, thank you for really caring.”

Mary S. – Columbia, MD


32-year-old construction superintendent arrested and charged with 3rd drunk driving offense. Client entered plea of not guilty and case proceeded to trial. Client found not guilty of all charges. Motor Vehicle Administration also notified client of its intention to suspend client’s driver’s license for 120 days for refusing to take alcohol test. Client requested hearing. After presentation of evidence and legal argument, administrative law judge declined to order any suspension and took no action.


These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition.

Contact Experienced DUI DMV Hearing Attorney | Howard County | Ellicott City MD| Columbia MD

Contact a top rated and experienced Maryland DUI DMV hearing lawyer, contact us online or call us at 410-740-0101. Put the skill and experience of a former prosecutor to work for you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in criminal defense matters, DUI / DWI, MVA Hearings, traffic offenses, domestic 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.


  • Jonathan Scott Smith 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 200 ,Columbia, MD 21044-4960

  • Call for consultation 410-740-0101