Case Results of Top Rated Criminal Lawyer

Top Rated Criminal Lawyer Columbia MD

Jonathan Scott Smith is a top rated criminal lawyer and former prosecutor with extensive criminal law and trial experience. His track record of successful results has earned him the recognition of his peers and clients:

  • Maryland Super Lawyer (Past 5 consecutive years), and selected within Top 100 in Maryland.
  • AV-Preeminent™*” (Highest peer rating for legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (every year since 1988).
  • Client Distinction Award (Client Review Rating of 4.5 or higher on 5.0 scale – less than 4% of 900,000+ attorneys listed by Martindale-Hubbell).
  • “Client’s Choice Award” by AVVO, based on average client reviews of 5 stars — the highest client review possible.
  • Client Satisfaction Award, 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
  • 10.0 Superb” attorney rating by AVVO.

These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition.

Every case is different. Our past record is no assurance that we will be successful in reaching a similar, or favorable, result in any future case.

DUI and Drunk Driving Cases

32-year-old construction superintendent arrested and charged with 3rd drunk driving offense. Client entered plea of not guilty and case proceeded to trial. Client found not guilty of all charges. Motor Vehicle Administration also notified client of its intention to suspend client’s driver’s license for 120 days for refusing to take alcohol test. Client requested hearing. After presentation of evidence and legal argument, administrative law judge declined to order any suspension and took no action.

37-year-old office manager was accused of second drunk driving offense. Her case proceeded to trial and she was found not guilty of all charges.

27-year old customer service representative arrested and charged with driving while under the influence after discovered him asleep behind the wheel of his car at 4:00 a.m. in the parking lot of convenience store and gas station. Client plead not guilty and case proceed to trial. Judge suppressed all evidence and found him not guilty of all charges, concluding that the police lacked a legal basis for ordering him to get out of car.

31-year-old separated mother arrested and charged with second drunk driving offense, while on probation for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, after causing personal injury accident. Client refused all plea bargain offers. Court granted motion to dismiss all charges for violation of client’s constitutional right to a speedy trial after prosecution postponement and court clerk’s errors and delays in scheduling case for trial.

43-year-old salesman stopped for DUI, arrested, and submitted to breath test with result of 0.18. Client refused plea bargain offer. All charges dismissed.

27-year old college student stopped for having loud exhaust system, and arrested for DUI after failing field sobriety tests and breath test result of 0.13. Not guilty plea entered and case proceeded to trial. Court granted motion to suppress, ruling that police officer’s  subjective belief that sound of exhaust system was excessive or unusual was insufficient basis for stop of car. Not guilty all charges.

57-year old sports referee arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence after SUV traveled across double yellow line and crashed into steps in front of business. Client taken by ambulance to emergency room. Paramedic’s report stated that client “didn’t seem to be intoxicated.” All drunk driving charges dismissed.

24-year old employee of defense contractor with high level  security clearance arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol after state trooper arrived at scene of collision on Beltway, detected odor of alcohol,  and administered field sobriety tests. Judge granted motion to dismiss all charges for prosecution’s failure to produce 911 recordings after court order to do so.

42-year old designer for sportswear manufacturer struck parked car, and then was arrested when police officer arrived at scene. Charged with Driving While Impaired and Failure to Stop after Unattended Vehicle Damage (i.e. hit and run).  Court denied prosecutor’s request for postponement when prosecution witnesses failed to appear at trial.  All charges dismissed.

62-year-old banker and lawyer was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence and Driving While Impaired, with a breath test result of 0.17. Case not prosecuted.

53-year old disabled man arrested and charged with fourth drunk driving offense, after being stopped for driving car on rim without tire at 5:58 a.m. on Route 100 and blowing 0.11 on breathalyzer. Court granted motion to dismiss all charges for violation of client’s constitutional right to a speedy trial after prosecution’s prior postponement and court
clerk’s delays in scheduling case for trial.

28-year old nightclub general manager arrested and charged with third drunk driving offense. All charges dismissed.

46-year old industrial roofer was followed from Baltimore City by another driver who claimed client’s pickup struck driver’s side mirror and left the scene without stopping. Other driver followed client to home in Ellicott City and called police. Police officer approached client as he was walking to his townhouse,  administered field sobriety tests, and arrested  him. Preliminary breath test result was 0.22 BAC. All drunk driving charges not prosecuted.

27-year old IT salesman called police to report collision with another motor vehicle. State trooper arrived at scene, noted that client had odor of alcoholic beverage, administered field sobriety tests, and arrested client. Breath test result was 0.11.  Client charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Per Se and other charges.  Negotiated plea agreement permitting client to plead guilty to negligent driving, resulting in no conviction and fine of $100.00. All drunk driving charges dismissed per plea agreement.

46-year old racetrack employee stopped for making improper turn and having brake light out charged with Driving While Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and While Impaired by Drugs or Drugs and Alcohol, after police smelled odor of marijuana in vehicle. Charges dismissed.

54-year-old owner of excavating and landscaping company arrested and charged with second drunk driving offense and refusal to submit to breathalyzer test. Case proceeded to trial with verdict of not guilty on all drunk driving charges. At administrative hearing for refusing the alcohol test, client faced 120-day suspension of driver’s license. Administrative judge concluded that client was justified in not taking breath test, and no suspension was imposed.

53-year old electronic security system engineer stopped for speeding, and arrested after car backed into police car and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While Impaired by Alcohol. Drunk driving charge amended to Reckless Driving, and client granted probation before judgment (no conviction and no points).

17-year-old high school student was arrested and charged with Driving While Under the Influence and Driving While Impaired. Juvenile court granted probation and ordered the Motor Vehicle Administration to withhold the assessment of points.

51-year old director of computer applications stopped for driving recklessly and speeding (110 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone), and charged with drunk driving and numerous traffic offenses. Client plead guilty to negligent driving (one point and $116 fine); all other charges not prosecuted.

28-year-old software trainer was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving While Impaired after causing head-on collision. Court granted one year of unsupervised probation.

39-year-old publisher was charged with violating probation imposed after first drunk driving conviction, when he was subsequently convicted of two additional drunk driving offenses. Court ordered probation terminated without imposing any incarceration.

18-year-old college student was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Impaired, and Violation of an Alcohol License Restriction. All charges dropped.

DUI/Drunk Driving DMV (MVA) Cases

55-year old corporate manager arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence. MVA sought suspension of driving privilege for 270 days for client’s refusal to submit to breath test. Administrative law judge concluded that client credibly and consistently testified that he was neither given nor read the Advice of Rights form before taking breath test, and that test result indicating insufficient breath sample did not establish client’s refusal to submit to test. No action taken and no suspension imposed.

25-year old student arrested and charged with drunk driving. MVA sought suspension based on breath test result of 0.15. Administrative judge at MVA Hearing ruled that arresting officer failed to comply with legal procedure and took no action, permitting client to avoid suspension and regain driver’s license.

24-year old employee of defense contractor with high level security clearance arrested and charged with DUI after striking abandoned car on the Beltway. Client charged with refusing to submit to alcohol test, facing suspension of right to drive for 270 days. Administrative law judge declined to impose suspension, and took no action, after evidence presented that client had valid out-of-state driver’s license; that neither arresting officer nor Advice of Rights form adequately informed client of effects alcohol test refusal on valid out-of-state driver’s license; and police officer altered form after it was presented to client to show that client allegedly refused alcohol test.

17-year-old high school student received two Notices of Suspension, for breath test in excess of 0.08, and for violation of alcohol restriction on driver’s license, arising out of drunk driving arrest. Client received restricted license for employment, to attend college, to attend alcohol treatment, and to visit healthcare providers and obtain prescription medication.

18-year-old college student arrested and charged with Drunk Driving. Motor Vehicle Administration notified client of intention to suspend driver’s license for six months for violation of alcohol restriction, and for 45 days for blood alcohol level of .08 or more. Client requested hearing. After presentation of evidence and legal argument, administrative law judge modified suspension and issued restricted license to attend college.

Assault Cases

29-year-old owner of construction company was arrested and charged with multiple counts of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and False Statement to a Police Officer arising out of barroom brawl. Client entered a plea of not guilty and proceeded to trial. Verdict of not guilty on all charges.

39-year old physician charged with Second Degree Assault arising out of alleged
“road rage” incident. Charges dismissed and records expunged.

24-year-old employee of federal agency and holder of security clearance was arrested and charged with First and Second Degree Assault arising out of barroom brawl. Case vigorously defended. Prosecution witnesses identified wrong person in courtroom as assailant. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

25-year-old single mother was charged with Second Degree Assault arising out of traffic altercation. Court granted motion to dismiss all charges based upon prosecution’s failure to provide pretrial discovery.

47-year old business exectutive was charged with Second Degree Assault and Reckless Driving arising out of alleged road rage incident between driver and bicyclist. Prosecutor asked the driver to plead guilty to Second Degree Assault and serve 30 days in jail. When plea offer was rejected, the prosecutor retaliated and stated she would request 6 months in jail if the driver was convicted. Client found not guilty of all charges after contested trial.

19-year-old woman was arrested and charged with four counts of Assault on police officers, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest arising out of barroom brawl. Case not prosecuted.

20-year old program assistant arrested and charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Malicious Destruction of Property after client witnessed woman being assaulted during domestic incident in another motor vehicle and intervened to assist victim. After communicating with prosecutor’s office, all charges dismissed.

41-year old warehouseman and driver arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault arising out of allegations by co-worker that client assaulted co-worker. After investigation and statements of witnesses presented to prosecutor, charge dismissed and records expunged.

Domestic Assault & Protective Orders

30-year-old mother charged with Second Degree Assault arising out of allegations by separated husband that she repeatedly pushed, shoved, and struck him after he arrived to drop off minor daughter, claimed mother was intoxicated, and then husband refused to leave daughter for scheduled time with her mother. Client refused all plea bargain offers, plead not guilty, and was found not guilty after contested trial.

46-year-old corporate manager charged with Second Degree Assault arising out of domestic incident. Verdict of not guilty and all records expunged.

57-year old director of finance arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault after allegedly slapping wife on arm during domestic argument. Plea of not guilty. Verdict of not guilty.

46-year old married woman arrested and charged with First Degree and Second Degree Assault arising out of domestic incident in which she allegedly choked and scratched husband. First Degree Assault charge dismissed. Plea of not guilty and trial on charge of Second Degree Assault. Verdict of not guilty. All records expunged.

37-year old program manager for major defense contractor arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault after allegedly grabbing and attempting to pull spouse down flight of stairs. Client rejected prosecution’s plea bargain offer and proceeded to trial. Prosecutor dismissed charges in middle of cross-examination of alleged victim after she gave confusing and contradictory testimony regarding the day of the incident, and the manner in which the incident occurred.

52-year-old physician and mother charged with First Degree Assault and Second Degree Assault arising out of incident in which daughter with history of emotional problems was oppositional and physically aggressive toward her mother. Daughter provided written statement truthfully confirming her conduct. All charges dismissed and all records expunged.

31-year-old wife charged with Violation of Protective Order and Telephone Misuse after estranged husband claimed she repeatedly called and texted him in violation of existing protective order sought by husband. Telephone records revealed that it was the husband who repeatedly initiated telephone contact with wife, and then engaged in back and forth communications. Client refused all plea bargain offers. All charges dismissed.

41-year old Chinese computer scientist with green card arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault arising out of domestic argument with husband. Case dismissed at trial.

65-year-old architect arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault after domestic incident. Case dismissed and all records expunged.

33-year old quality assurance analyst, while represented by another lawyer, had final protective order entered against him in District Court after wife filed petition alleging long history of domestic violence, alcoholic behavior, threats with a knife. Case appealed and vigorously contested in Circuit Court. Court ruled in favor of client, vacating earlier protective order and dismissing wife’s petition.

43-year-old accountant and consultant was charged with domestic assault. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

41-year-old mother and homemaker filed petition for protective order after history of physical abuse conduct by husband. Final protective order obtained for client ordering husband out of house, no further abuse, possession of family home, and payment of emergency family maintenance.

30-year-old woman charged with violation of protective order after children’s father claimed she left a voice mail message for him in violation of no contact provision in protective order. Charge dismissed.

43-year old school teacher had final protective order entered against him in District Court after estranged wife filed petition alleging domestic abuse and stalking. Client was not represented by attorney and appealed. On appeal in Circuit Court, judge granted motion to vacate the protective order and dismiss the petition.

Sex Offense / Child Abuse Cases

49-year-old employee of intelligence agency arrested and charged with 15 counts of sexual offenses and child sexual abuse. Eight charges dismissed as a result of pretrial motions. Remaining charges proceeded to trial. Jury returned verdicts of not guilty as to all remaining charges.

44-year-old CPA and corporate executive was arrested and charged with Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault arising out of corporal punishment administered to child. Case proceeded to trial before a jury, which returned a verdict of not guilty.

Parole and probation officer arrested and charged with child sexual abuse. All charges not prosecuted, and all records expunged.

42-year-old middle school teacher arrested and charged with child abuse and sexual offense involving teenage student. Case proceeded to trial. Jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges, and all records expunged.

39-year-old soccer coach arrested and charged with child abuse, sexual offenses, and assault and battery arising out of alleged fondling of female soccer player. Case proceeded to trial. Jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges.

50-year-old man arrested and charged with child abuse and sexual offenses arising out of alleged fondling of daughter’s friend. Case proceeded to trial. Jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges.

46-year-old software engineer was charged with child abuse and sexual abuse of a minor arising out of relative’s allegations of improper touching.  First indictment was dismissed after attacking defects in the charges. Second indictment was filed with fewer charges and reduced dates of offenses.  Ultimately, after extensive defense investigation, the prosecutor elected to dismiss all charges shortly before trial.

47-year old mother arrested after domestic disciplinary incident involving her teenage son,  and charged with Second  Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Assault, and Reckless  Endangerment. Condition of pretrial release barred client from returning to her home. Successfully obtained prosecutor’s agreement not to oppose modification of pretrial release to permit client to return to her home, and later to dismiss all pending charges. Case records then expunged.

46-year-old salesman was investigated for child physical abuse after administering corporal punishment with a belt to 4-year-old child, and then arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault. Case not prosecuted.

45-year-old counselor arrested and charged with Second Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault after child reported to school that marks on his face were the result of his mother. Police and Department of Social Services investigation ensued. All charges dismissed.

45-year-old counselor arrested and charged with Second Degree Child Abuse and Second Degree Assault after child reported to school that marks on his face were the result of his mother. Police and Department of Social Services investigation ensued. All charges dismissed.

24-year-old charged with burglary and assault with intent to commit a sexual offense arising out of alleged apartment break-in of female resident. All charges dismissed after results of private investigation presented to prosecuting attorney.

34-year-old custodian arrested and charged with 14 counts of first degree rape and various sexual offenses. Case proceeded to trial. Jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges.

Drug and Narcotics Cases

40-year-old District Attorney from another state arrested and charged with possession of cocaine while traveling in Maryland. All charges dismissed and all records expunged.

21-year old student was stopped by police officer for having cracked windshield, and then questioned repeatedly about whether driver had anything illegal in car. After finally admitting to having a marijuana pipe, police searched car and seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and weapons. Plea bargain offer rejected and case proceeded to trial. Court ruled that initial stop of car, and continued detention, was unlawful and suppressed all evidence. Client found not guilty of all charges.

27-year old automotive employee arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia when undercover narcotics detectives where conducting surveillance of fast food restaurant and observed client’s passenger purchase narcotics from dealer and then provide them to client. All charges dismissed.

22 year-old heroin addict was charged in 13 cases, involving 16 counts of theft, credit card theft, rogue & vagabond, and hit & run,  after pawning stolen property and police execution of search & seizure warrant at client’s residence resulted in seizure of numerous items of stolen property taken from motor vehicles parked outside residences. Negotiated plea agreement resulting in suspended sentence, client’s being permitted to continue in out-of-state residential drug treatment program, private supervised probation, and right to have conviction stricken upon successful completion of probation.

20-year-old passenger arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia after car stopped for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, and search resulted in seizure of drugs and paraphernalia. All charges dismissed.

22-year-old carpenter’s helper charged with Possession of Heroin and CDS Paraphernalia after being stopped by off duty police officer for swerving and K-9 drug dog alerted for drugs after scanning car. All charges dismissed.

20-year old student was arrested and car searched after police officer observed car parked along rural road at night. Student charged with seven counts of Possession of Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Use Drug Paraphernalia. All charges dismissed and records
expunged.

21-year-old student arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

25-year-old account manager charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and related offenses after police executed search and seizure warrant on home, recovering approximately 2 lbs of marijuana, scales, paraphernalia, etc. Charges reduced to misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and client received probation before judgment (i.e. no criminal conviction).

22-year-old young man was sitting in parked car with female friend shooting heroin when a police officer responded to call for suspicious vehicle, questioned them, searched car, seized drugs and syringes, and charged them with Possession of Heroin and CDS Paraphernalia. All charges dismissed.

19-year-old college student from out of state was arrested at concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. All charges dismissed.

22-year-old marketing associate arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Possession of Paraphernalia after car stopped for failing to display a registration plate, and resulted in seizure of drugs and paraphernalia. All charges dismissed.

Two 19-year-old female students were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. All charges dismissed.

24-year-old grocery store employee arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance after car was stopped for an improper registration plate and search resulted in seizure of drugs. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

19-year-old male college student arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. Charge dismissed and all records expunged.

19-year-old cashier and 20-year-old disabled man were in a car that was stopped because driver wasn’t wearing seatbelt. Police searched car after observing furtive movements of passengers and charged occupants with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. All charges dismissed against both clients.

20-year-old college student arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia while riding as a passenger in a car stopped for speeding and search resulted in seizure of drugs and paraphernalia. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

19-year-old college student charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after police stopped her car at dead end street late at night and detected odor of marijuana. All charges dismissed.

Handgun Firearm Cases

69-year-old salesman’s house was searched pursuant to search & seizure warrant, resulting in police seizure of numerous handguns, rifles, shotguns, and ammunition. Client charged with four counts of being a felon in possession of regulated firearms. All charges dismissed.

A 22-year-old student at Towson University in Baltimore County was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm (handgun) on public school property, after campus police received a tip that the student kept a handgun in his dorm room. The prosecutor sought a conviction, with forfeiture of the handgun, warning that the judge was likely to send the student to jail if convicted. Mr. Smith rejected all plea bargain offers. The student was found not guilty.

Other Criminal Cases

41-year fitness instructor charged with 69 counts of felony and misdemeanor animal abuse, neglect, and cruelty arising out of deaths of 20 animals in home rented to her. Nine charges dismissed after court granted motion to suppress evidence arising out of police officers’ illegal warrantless entry into home. Court granted motions for judgment of acquittal regarding 22 counts during trial. After 12 day trial, jury found client not guilty of remaining 18 charges.

45-year old security manager with top secret security clearance arrested and charged with Malicious Destruction of Property and Endangering Property while Intoxicated arising out of alleged drunkenness in bar. All charges dismissed before trial.

43-year-old research scientist was arrested and charged with burglary and theft after he unknowingly purchased stolen computers that were tracked to his home and seized by police during execution of search warrant. All charges dismissed.

38-year old software manager arrested and charged with Soliciting Prostitution, Soliciting for Assignation, and Attempting to Engage in Prostitution arising out of police sting operation. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

26-year-old female law student and corporate employee arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Case proceeded to trial on plea of not guilty, and client found not guilty of all charges.

53-year old truck driver arrested and charged with multiple counts of theft alleging that truck driver, in concert with warehouseman, stole boxes of  supplies from warehouse. Pretrial investigation resulted in confirmation from warehouseman that client had no knowledge items were stolen. All charges  dismissed and records expunged.

18-year-old student was charged with Fourth Degree Burglary, felony Theft, and misdemeanor Theft. All charges dropped.

55-year old woman charged with Harassment and Trespass by former son-in-law’s girlfriend. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

20-year old program manager charged with Misrepresenting Age to Obtain an Alcoholic Beverage and Possession of an ID Card with a False Date of Birth after attempting to purchase alcohol at Merriweather Post Pavilion concert in Columbia, MD. All charges dismissed.

33-year old medical records technician charged with Telephone Misuse and Harassment arising out of allegations by girlfriend of former husband. Charges not prosecuted and placed on inactive trial docket.

Driving on a Suspended License

39-year old registered nurse was stopped and charged with two counts of driving with a suspended driver’s license and privilege. Court granted motion to dismiss one violation for failing to state an offense. Prosecutor then dismissed remaining charge, clearing client of all charges.

40-year old senior vice president of national mortgage company stopped after police officer ran routine check on license plate and discovered that driver’s license was suspended, and charged with Driving on a Suspended License. All charges dismissed.

52-year old diabetic consultant stopped for erratic driving caused by episode of low blood sugar, and charged with Driving on a Suspended License based upon failure to pay outstanding traffic citation and emergency suspension imposed by MVA’s Medical Advisory Board, Possession of a Suspended Driver’s License, and other violations. All charges dismissed.

44-year old federal government employee with high level security clearance stopped after police officer ran routine computer check on his vehicle, resulting in information that client’s driver’s license was suspended for failing to submit periodic report regarding diabetes status, and charged with Driving on a Suspended License and Driving Without Required License. All charges dismissed and records expunged.

47-year old self-employed computer graphics professional stopped for running light being out, and charged with Driving on a Suspended License. Charge dismissed.

34-year old IT trainer for government contractor with top secret security clearance stopped for driving off roadway while passing, and charged with Driving on a Suspended Out of State License. Charge dismissed.

42-year old support services specialist stopped for speeding, and arrested and charged with two counts of Driving on a Suspended License. Both charges dismissed.

31-year old education supervisor stopped for not wearing seatbelt, and charged with Driving on a Suspended out of State License. Charges dismissed.

21-year old car salesman stopped for suspended registration plates and arrest for driving on a suspended license. Driving while suspended charges dismissed.

34-year old small business owner stopped for speeding and charged with Driving while License Suspended. All driving while license suspended charges dismissed.

37-year old stay at home mom stopped for inoperable taillight and charged with Driving while License Suspended. All charges dismissed.

43-year old consultant charged with Driving on a Suspended License and Driving with a Suspended Registration. All charges dismissed.

45-year-old security specialist with top security clearance received a speeding ticket and failed to pay the ticket or appear in court on the scheduled trial date. He was later stopped and arrested for Driving with a Suspended License, after police officer ran routine check of his car’s registration plate. All charges dismissed.

23-year old recruiter arrested and charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license and suspended vehicle registration. All charges dismissed.

42-year old store manager stopped for alleged windshield obstruction arrested and charged with three counts of driving with a suspended driver’s license. All driving while suspended charges dismissed.

19-year-old manufacturing employee stopped, arrested, and charged with two counts of driving while license suspended where license had been suspended for violation of under-21 alcohol restriction after DUI arrest. Charges amended to single charge of failure to display driver’s license on demand (violation not resulting in any points), and fine of $100.00 imposed and suspended.

43-year old software engineer stopped for taillight being out, and charged with two counts of Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License. All charges dismissed.

Serious Traffic Ticket/Motor Vehicle Cases

54-year old woman with security clearance charged with two counts of failing to remain at the scene of a bodily injury accident after allegedly striking pedestrian with her car in shopping center parking lot and leaving the scene. Case proceeded to trial. Not guilty of all charges.

52-year-old hotel front desk manager was charged with driving without a license. Case proceeded to trial. Court granted motion to suppress evidence based upon insufficient basis for police officer to stop client’s car. Verdict of not guilty.

43-year old physician’s assistant charged with failing to stop after an accident in which a motorcyclist claimed the client had purposely cut the motorcycle off, causing the motorcyclist to lose control and crash. Not guilty pleas entered and case proceeded to trial. Client found not guilty of all charges.

54-year old chief information security officer charged with Driving on a Suspended License after suffering medical emergency, driving off the road, and overturning. Prosecutor dismissed all charges after trial judge refused to grant prosecution’s request for postponement.

24-year old production supervisor involved in motor vehicle accident, became scared, and fled the scene. After police search located client near scene, client was arrested and charged with 11 separate offenses, including Failure to Stop After Attended Vehicle Property Damage Accident (i.e. hit and run). All charges dismissed.

41-year old unemployed client on disability charged with Failure to Stop After Unattended Vehicle Property Damage Accident (i.e. hit and run) after allegedly striking parked car in parking lot. All charges dismissed.

36-year-old computer scientist was charged with hit run after striking parked car in shopping center parking lot and leaving the scene. Case dismissed.

59-year old warehouseman charged with hit run after passing out, driving off the road, and striking a light pole. Charge dismissed.

25-year old software engineer stopped for rolling through flashing red light and charged with driving an uninsured vehicle. Driving while uninsured charge dismissed.

39-year-old corporate executive charged in traffic citation with traveling at 95 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone (5 points). Plea of not guilty and verdict of not guilty.

Other DMV (MVA) Cases

40-year-old corporate executive who travels extensively received Notice of Revocation from MVA for point accumulation. Client had 28 points at time of hearing. Administrative Law Judge declined to revoke driver’s license, and instead imposed suspension with restricted license for employment purposes.

39-year-old CEO received Notice of Suspension from Motor Vehicle Administration after receiving nine points on his Maryland driving record. Client requested a hearing. After presentation of testimony and legal argument, administrative law judge declined to order any suspension.

22-year-old client was already represented by another attorney in administrative hearing after driver’s license was both suspended and revoked. After retaining Mr. Smith as new counsel, the suspension was cleared successfully. Evidence was then presented to the Motor Vehicle Administration that client’s driving record contained erroneous conviction and points. When error was corrected, the revocation was withdrawn. Client’s driving privilege was then cleared fully.

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