Maryland DUI Defense – What You Need to Know

Being accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI) does not have to be a devastating experience. Although a suspension or revocation of your driver's license or DUI conviction can lead to unemployment, increased premiums or cancelled auto insurance, jail and loss of reputation, cases can be successfully defended by an experienced Maryland DUI defense attorney!

Do you know...​

...Scott Athen does, and he is an experienced and aggressive Maryland DUI defense attorney.

Concentrating on representing people accused of DUI and other traffic charges for nearly two decades, Scott Athen is a Maryland DUI defense lawyer who has been successful in obtaining acquittals, dismissals and reductions of DUI charges and having MVA suspensions set aside or reduced.

There is an alternative to pleading guilty.

While the success of each case depends on the individual facts and circumstances, there may be some common issues that can lead to a successful result, for example: illegal stop or detention, "Miranda Rights" violations, implied consent violations, issues with the breath test machine, and reasonable doubt.

Of course, the best way to avoid conviction for driving while intoxicated is to not drink and drive. Unfortunately, with Maryland’s DUI laws, even if you had a small amount of alcohol and you are not impaired, your chances of being arrested if stopped are very high, even if you have only the faintest odor of alcohol.

An arrest for DUI does not automatically result in a conviction or loss of your driver's license, but you have to know how to fight the system - and Scott Athen knows how to fight the system.

If you are accused of DUI several guidelines must be followed if you want to save your license. Scott also created a list of 10 Things to Know and Do Within 10 days of your DWI Arrest.

You NEED an AGGRESSIVE attorney to keep yourself out of jail, and to keep your driver's license. Scott Athen is that attorney. The Law Offices of Scott C. Athen, PC has offices conveniently located in Owings Mills, Columbia and Annapolis.

Complete the FREE DUI Case Evaluation Form, and Scott will contact you to discuss your case. While some law firms substitute attorneys (imagine walking into court to see someone that you have never met there to represent you!), when you hire Scott Athen to represent you in court, you get Scott Athen!