DUI Lawyers in La Plata Rigorously Defend Your DUI Charges

We can protect you from the potential lifelong effects of a DUI/DWI conviction

Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. helps you fight back when criminally charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI). Our law firm has successfully defended clients charged with criminal offenses for more than a century. Our goal is to minimize the consequences you face or have all charges dismissed. We are experienced criminal defense attorneys with real trial experience.

The costs and consequences of not defending against a DUI/DWI charge can be very expensive

There can be long-term consequences for DUI or DWI offenses: a criminal history, jail or prison time, higher auto insurance premiums or even policy cancellation and the loss of driving privileges due to the accumulation of too many Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) points. This is why it is imperative to hire knowledgeable La Plata DUI attorneys in Maryland who are experienced in preparing and mounting an effective criminal defense.

The MVA differentiates DUI and DWI as follows:

  • DUI – Blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. The most serious driving charge in Maryland is DUI.
  • DWI – BAC of .07. The second most serious driving charge in Maryland is DWI.

You can be charged with a violation if your driving is adversely impacted by alcohol consumption, even though your BAC is .06 or lower.

In addition to criminal penalties imposed by the court, the MVA can impose these consequences if you are charged with DUI or DWI:

  • A 45-day license suspension for the first offense
  • A 90-day license suspension for a subsequent offense
  • Total loss of driving privileges

Traffic tickets add up in Maryland, accumulating MVA points, and resulting in a suspension of your license. As soon as you receive any type of traffic ticket, it is important to protect your legal rights by hiring Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A..

Common traffic offenses that result in the accumulation of MVA points are:

  • Driving without a license
  • Driving without insurance
  • Driving with suspended or revoked license
  • Failure to yield
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Illegal u-turn
  • Mechanical violations (e.g., headlight out)
  • Motor vehicle negligence
  • Reckless driving
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Running through a stop sign
  • Speeding

Fighting for your rights

Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. is the oldest and largest law firm in La Plata and throughout Charles County, Maryland. Our firm has been selected for the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Additionally, two members of our law firm, Stephen P. Fitzgerald and John F. Mudd, have been named Super Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and The Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. Our attorneys are approachable. Our law office is handicapped-accessible and conveniently located a half-block from the Charles County Courthouse. We offer quality legal services that are competitively priced. So call today 240.776.5078 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

We are leaders, litigators and trial attorneys who fight for your rights.


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Client Testimonials

  • I honestly could not ask for a better group of individuals to have on my side. To everyone, especially Mr. Fitzgerald, I say Thank You.

    Choosing a law firm is a very personal matter. Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald is the best you can find to handle your needs privately and with personal attention.

    I have hired quite a few lawyers in my day through many firms in the Charles county area, but only one firm stands out as the best among the rest, and that firm is Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald, P.A.

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