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Why Retain a DUI Attorney?

Many attorneys claim to represent people charged with DUI/DWI offenses. Here are some matters to consider when choosing an attorney:

  • How much of an attorney’s practice is devoted to DUI/DWI defense? Is DUI a primary area that the attorney practices in, or is it one of many unrelated areas by a general practitioner?
  • What kind of specialized training have they invested in? Done properly, DUI defense is one of the most technical matters in the law.
  • Do they take matters to trial, or they usually plea cases out? A plea can be a viable way to resolve a case in the right case. Does that attorney have the skill and knowledge to accurately and thoroughly evaluate the case to begin with. Some attorneys may plead out a case with no real effort or evaluation of the merits of the case.

Some attorneys, while fine in other matters may not have the experience or DUI specific training o effectively challenge the evidence at trial.

The New York Times in early August 2015 described a DUI in Baltimore that totally ran off the tracks. As described in the article the allegations did not present a set of facts that are particularly unusual or disturbing. There is no indication from the article regarding whether there was consideration of the several common defenses present in nearly all DUIs. Then, once the plea was entered, the conditions of probation were shockingly oppressive. The lady ended up losing her job and spending time in jail for conditions that were largely beyond her control; and that could have been avoided. There were several possible ways forward at that point; apparently none were pursued.

The cases can be won, and better outcomes achieved.

I wouldn’t see my dentist for severe chest pains; you shouldn’t see a family law attorney for a DUI.

Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.

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Attorney Kodzis offers anyone who has been arrested (and those who are seeking an attorney to represent another who has been arrested) a free initial meeting. He is also willing to make in-home, hospital and prison visits if clients cannot meet him at his office in Pasadena, Maryland.

Law Office of Richard Kodzis
Phone: 410-729-1080
Toll Free: 866-743-6853
Fax: 443-926-9612
Physical Address: 8611 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 502 Millersville, MD 21108

Dismissals & Wins

Attorney Kodzis's client was stopped for speeding on a rural road early in the morning.
Our Client allegedly had a “moderate” odor of alcohol. Officer had the Client step out of vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests
(SFSTs) which he said the Client did not do to his satisfaction.

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When the officer attempted to perform the Horizontal Gaze Nystgmus
(HGN/”eye check”), the client explains to the officer (truthfully) that he has a glass eye. The officer does the HGN anyway,

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Client had been up all night and had two glasses of wine five hours earlier.
Police say he drove erratically, moderate odor of alcohol and appeared
unable to comply with simple questions.

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