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Experienced Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney and DUI Attorney

Prince George's and Montgomery Counties & Surrounding Areas
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"Gary did an excellent job on my case I went to court on my 4th dui and he was able to me only 45 days and is working on getting it pre-release for me. I can't thank him enough for what he has done on this. "  - Read More

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Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney

Welcome, if you've been charged with a DUI or other crime and are trying to find a top-rated yet affordable Maryland criminal attorney, you've found the right law firm. We understand that facing charges is a deeply emotional experience, and are ready to do what's neccessary to help you.  Like most people, you are probably wondering how this could have happened to you. Unfortunately people of all walks of life will someday find themselves in need of legal help. We have been helping these people for over 20 years, and are ready to help YOU.

We understand that people make mistakes, but also that law enforcement officials make mistakes. The bad news is that regardless of who made the mistake, the consequences of a conviction can derail your life. The good news, however, is that we are ready to fight for you and your freedom! Call us immediately for a free, no-obligation case evalutation - either over the phone or in-office at (301) 589-9500. You'll be glad you did. We represent individuals in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Rockville, Montgomery County, Prince George's County and throughout Maryland.

Example of Criminal Charges We Handle

**NOTE: We handle all State and Federal criminal charges.

What to Do if Accused or Charged?

  • Do not wait with the hope that charges will not be filed, or that the charges will be dropped - call us immediately. When prosecutors and law enforcement officers know that you have hired a heavy-hitting defense attorney, they will be more likely to not file charges, or drop or reduce charges.
  • Do not speak with any law enforcement agency. If you are questioned, tell them that you would be happy to cooperate AFTER consulting with legal counsel. We will contact them for you. If you already have spoken to them, please cease all communication.
  • If there is an alleged victim, do not communicate with him or her - you must resist the temptation to apologize to them, or offer any compensation. Do not answer any phone calls from them - police officers often use "sting" calls to gather evidence against you.
  • Stay calm. Never feel that because you may have committed a crime that you will be penalized. Your guilt has to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in court, and we won't let that happen!
  • If you are innocent, do not assume that everything will work out. False convictions are not uncommon. Be proactive, and get representation.
  • Finally, stop wasting precious time by trying to find out what to do next. Call us now at (301) 589-9500, or email us, and we will tell you!

Maryland DUI Lawyer

In some states the terms "DUI" and "DWI" are synonymous, but in Maryland they are offenses distinguishable by blood alcohol content (BAC). If your BAC is .08% or higher, you will be charged with DWI, and if your BAC is .04% to .07%, you may be charged with a DUI depending upon the officers judgement. If you are below the age of 21 and have any traceable level of alcohol, you will be arrested for underage drinking.

It's important to realize that being charged with a DUI or DWI can greatly impact your life. Even first offenses can carry steep fines, license suspension, and points on your license. This is why it is critical to hire an experienced DUI lawyer in Maryland. Even if you know you were guilty, this has to be proven in court, and we have been very successful in not allowing this to happen. We have successfully resolved over 100 DUI/DWI cases in Maryland. Our #1 goal is always to have the charges dropped or reduced. If for some reason this is not an option, winning at trial becomes our next goal. Read more information regarding our DUI/DWI defenses.

**IMPORTANT: If you've been charged with a DUI or DWI, you have only 10 days to request a Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration hearing - call our DUI lawyers immediately to protect your license!

About Our Law Practice

The Law Offices of Gary H. Gerstenfield, P.C., is located in Silver Spring, MD. Our experienced criminal lawyers focus on criminal defense, DWI / DUI defense, personal injury, and sex crimes cases. We provide the best criminal defense possible for individuals in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and throughout the state of Maryland. In addition to Silver Spring MD, our practicing area includes Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, College Park, Gaithersburg, Hyattsville, and Potomac MD. We have successfully defended thousands of individuals throughout Maryland for the past 20 years. We represent our clients with full commitment, regardless of color, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Everyone is entitled to the best defense possible, and that is what we give.

Winning Your Case

If you are convicted of a crime you could face jail time, fines, license loss, as well as immigration and employment problems. Once you have a criminal record, moving forward with your life becomes difficult. No matter how successful or fruitful your life has been prior to being charged, you are just another defendant in the eyes of the prosecutors. Everything you've worked for can be lost. It is crucial to hire the best defense you can afford.

We will help. We are experienced Maryland criminal attorneys who prepare each case thoroughly, leaving no stone unturned. District attorneys in Maryland know that we are always ready to battle in trial if it comes to that, and will do everything possbile to help our clients. Our reputation gives you an exceptional advantage when dealing with the system – whether it’s the Montgomery or Prince George's County criminal justice system, the Maryland MVA, or the insurance companies. When you have us on your side, people notice.

We provide free consultations so that you can consult with an attorney as soon as possible and start protecting your rights. Call (301) 589-9500 or complete the confidential online form. Evening and Saturday appointments are also available.

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Maryland v. J. (February 2017)
Illegal Possession of Firearm - Charges Dismissed.

Maryland v. A.J. (January 2017)
Motor Vehicle Theft - Not Guilty.

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Gary Gerstenfield  with Anderson Cooper on CNN
Gary Gerstenfield with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

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