Experienced DUI Defense

uBeing arrested for a DUI or DWI is a serious matter for which you should immediately get the services of an experienced defense lawyer. Besides facing potential jail time, you may also be facing the loss of your driving privileges, points on your driving record and higher insurance rates.

I am Allen Schuldenfrei, an experienced Baltimore area lawyer. I have successfully represented clients charged with DUI/DWI and criminal cases for nearly 30 years.

Call me at 410-358-7435 to talk about how I can help with your particular situation.

Case Examples Of Why It's Important To Act Quickly

It is important to act quickly after an arrest because by law you only have 30 days from your arrest to request a hearing or to install an ignition interlock to stop the MVA suspension from kicking in.

Recently, I represented a state employee (again) on a DUI charge. Because he held a CDL which he needed for his job, he was going to lose his job if convicted. After researching the case, I was successful in persuading the judge to dismiss the case.

I also represented a young man charged with a subsequent DUI just after getting off probation for an earlier one. He had an alcohol concentration of three times the legal limit. I had no factual or legal defenses. He was certain that he would be doing jail time. I advised him what he needed to do prior to court. I presented to the judge various factors in mitigation. The judge suspended his sentence.

In another case, I represented a young man who was stopped for speeding and during the course of searching his car, the police found a loaded handgun in the trunk of his vehicle. I was able to persuade the prosecutor to drop the charges.

Defending Your Rights

Even if you feel that you are guilty, you still may have rights that you may not be aware of and we can still help you.

I handle all the cases by himself and don't pass them on to others. When you meet with me, I will explain the process to you and thoroughly review the case with you. I will stand by your side and hold your hand throughout the entire process. When reviewing the case I will see whether the stop was lawful, whether the cop had the legal right to have you exit the car to perform the field sobriety tests, and whether he had the right to ask you to take the breath test. Many of the field sobriety tests are designed for you to fail and he will challenge these tests if improperly given.

In preparing for trial, I will review the police videotape of the stop if there is one. He will file pretrial motions to suppress statements and evidence, if possible, which can result in reduced or sometimes even complete dismissal of the DUI charges

Are There Other, Related Charges Against You?

I also have extensive experience dealing with cases involving hit-and-run, fleeing and eluding, speeding, and provisional driver license cases. I represent clients charged with criminal misdemeanors and felonies, violation of probation, expungements and appeals.

Take Action Today

Please call my office or complete the online form for more information about your criminal law and DUI defense needs. I serve clients throughout Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel counties.