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DUI charges are never easy matters. They are highly emotional and highly embarrassing, and many people who have been arrested and charged with a DUI feel alone and isolated in their fear and concern. Drunk driving charges are among the most common criminal charges people face, but they do not need to be faced alone. A Washington County DUI lawyer is prepared to take on your case and help you minimize the harm of your charges. Call today to discuss your case with a DUI lawyer in Maryland.
DUI Charges in Washington County
Many people think they can talk their way out of a drunk driving charge. These individuals are overwhelmingly incorrect. More often than not, discussing the events surrounding your evening (where you were drinking, who you were with, how many drinks you consumed, etc.) with the police officer who pulled you over is not beneficial – in fact, it can be detrimental to your case. These details can be used against you as evidence in court and are likely to be. A knowledgeable attorney with our firm knows how to present a strong case for you and can mitigate any damage you may have done to your case by volunteering too much information to the police officer who arrested you. Our attorneys have a plethora of strategies and tactics that can be applied to your case and they can use whichever ones are necessary for your circumstances.
What To Do After Being Charged
Being charged with driving under the influence is no joking matter. People who are in this situation would be wise to secure legal counsel as quickly as possible so as to increase their chances of success when their day in court arrives. Our team of skilled Washington County DUI lawyers can be that legal counsel for you and can offer alternatives to spending time in jail. These alternatives include performing community service, paying fines, or going to mandatory alcohol education classes. Any of these options is better than going to jail. If there is questionable evidence being presented against you, your attorney may opt to take your case to trial so that you have no negative consequences whatsoever moving into the future.
Finding a DUI Attorney in Washington County
A DUI attorney in Washington County is not difficult to find. Our attorneys are willing to travel throughout the county to meet with you and discuss your case. Furthermore, our attorneys are very familiar with the Washington County Courthouse, which is located in Suite 208 at 95 West Washington Street in Hagerstown, Maryland. While it is understandable that you may feel confused, angry, or disappointed in yourself following a DUI charge, there is no need to feel desperate or alone – our attorneys can start working on your case and helping you today; together, we can work to get you an outcome which allows you to get your life back on track with minimal consequences. All you need to do is call us today so we can get started.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Washington County, call (301) 761-4842 today for your free initial case evaluation.
Washington County Courthouse
Washington County District Court is located at 36 West Antietam Street in Hagerstown, Maryland. The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
While there is no public transportation to the Washington County Courthouse, there are two parking garages within a short walking distance from the building. Cellular devices are permitted within the Washington County District Court as long as they are silenced or turned off in a courtroom.
Washington County Circuit Court is located at 24 Summit Avenue in Hagerstown, Maryland. The court’s hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There is plenty of free street parking around the courthouse as well as a parking garage a block away if the street spaces are taken.
Cell phones are permitted inside, but they must be turned on silent mode or turned off inside all courtrooms. There are serious consequences for individuals that allow their cellular devices to interrupt a court session.
Driving Directions to District Court
It is located at 36 W. Antietam Street in Hagerstown, MD 21740.
From the west, take I-70 to I-81 North.
From I-81 North or South, take Exit 6A to Route 40 East. Go to the 11th traffic light and turn right onto Potomac Street. After one block, turn right onto Antietam Street. After half a block, you’ll see a green-and-white parking sign. Turn right into metered parking lot. The district court is the large brick building facing Antietam Street.
From the east, take I-70 to Exit 32, Route 40 West. Go to the 9th traffic light, turn left onto Potomac Street. Go two blocks, turn right onto Antietam Street. After half a block, you’ll see a green-and-white parking sign. Turn right into metered parking lot. The district court is the large brick building facing Antietam Street.
Parking at District Court
Hagerstown has two parking garages. One is located at 25 North Potomac Street, between Franklin and Washington Streets. The other is located at 25 Renaissance Way. Turn left at Antietam Street and then turn left into Renaissance Way. The deck is on the left and you can exit onto Potomac Street on the third level.
The cost to park in the deck is $1.00 per hour – $8.00 per day. (After 4 p.m., the fee is only $1.00).
Driving Directions to Circuit Court
It is located at 24 Summit Avenue in Hagerstown, MD 21740.
From I-81, northbound or southbound:
Take Exit 6A onto U.S. Route 40 East toward Hagerstown. Follow Route 40 East, which becomes Washington Street, until you come to the intersection with Summit Avenue/Jonathan Street. The courthouse is on the southeast corner of the intersection of Washington and Summit Avenue/Jonathan Street.
From the west on I-70:
At Exit 26, take I-81 North toward Harrisburg. From I-81, take Exit 6A onto U.S. Route 40 East toward Hagerstown. Follow Route 40 East, which becomes Washington Street, until you come to the intersection with Summit Avenue/Jonathan Street. The courthouse is on the southeast corner of the intersection of Washington and Summit Avenue/Jonathan Street.
From the east on I-70:
Take Exit 32B, Route 40 West toward Hagerstown. Follow Route 40 West, which becomes Franklin Street, to the intersection with Prospect Street. Turn left onto Prospect Street and go one block to the intersection with West Washington Street. Turn left onto West Washington Street and go one block to the intersection with Summit Avenue/Jonathan Street. The courthouse is on the southeast corner of the intersection of Washington and Summit Avenue/Jonathan Street.
Parking at Circuit Court
There is metered parking, $.25/hour with a two-hour limit, on the street in the courthouse area.
The City of Hagerstown parking deck, $1.00/hour – $6.00 per day, is a block and a half from the courthouse, in the middle of the first block of North Potomac Street.
- Coming from the east on Route 40 (Franklin Street), make a left onto Potomac Street. The parking deck is on the right, a half-block from Franklin.
- Coming from the west on Route 40 (Washington Street), continue past the courthouse for two blocks, and make a left onto Locust Street. Go one block on Locust Street, and make a left onto Franklin Street. Go one block on Franklin and make a left onto Potomac Street. The parking deck is on the right, a half-block from Franklin.