If you were charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be angry and unsure of what might happen next. It’s not always easy to know who can help you during a situation like this or what your rights are under Maryland law. Obtaining experienced legal guidance is key to defeating DUI charges, and there are many benefits to working with a former prosecutor. Here’s what you need to know.
1. More Courtroom Experience
Naturally, a former prosecutor will have more courtroom experience than your average criminal defense attorney. What this means is that an attorney who once prosecuted will be completely comfortable and have a strong presence in the courtroom.
2. The Ability to Gather Evidence
In a DUI case, the ability to gather evidence in your favor is critical. The burden of proof is higher for a criminal prosecutor than any other type of attorney, and a former prosecutor will be well-versed on how to obtain critical evidence that can prove your innocence, or challenge the prosecution’s case.
3. The Ability to Anticipate the Prosecutor’s Tactics
Knowing what the prosecution is likely to do in a Maryland DUI case can be extremely helpful when planning your defense. An attorney that was a former prosecutor can help you challenge each and every aspect of the prosecution’s case in order to increase the chances that you’ll have the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
4. Insider Information
A former prosecutor has intimate knowledge of how the Maryland court systems work and what evidence is most likely going to be effective in your case. With first-hand, insider information, you can face the DUI charges against you with confidence.
5. Knowledge of Various Maryland Officials
Prosecutors spend a lot of time cultivating valuable relationships with key individuals in their area, and most have a wide network of people they can call for assistance with certain types of cases. By working with a former prosecutor after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, you are in a good position to utilize the skills and services of individuals who may be helpful to your case.
Contact J. Christopher Llinas Today
J. Christopher Llinas is an experienced former prosecutor with 18 years of experience under his belt. He is committed to zealously defending the rights of Maryland residents and can provide you with affordable, effective legal representation during your trial.
Call today for a consultation to discuss your case in detail and to determine what the next step should be. Call now at (443) 235-5793 to make an appointment. Attorney Llinas is available now to assist you.