Stein Sperling’s criminal law department regularly represents clients charged with traffic offenses in District Court as well as in hearings before the MVA. Each of these cases involves a careful evaluation of the evidence and facts available, including witness testimony, police reports and surveillance by traffic cameras where available, as well as breathalyzer, urinalysis and blood test results. Our attorneys rely on a network of external experts who testify as to vehicle speeds and road conditions on our clients’ behalf.
Some of the most serious traffic offenses we handle are Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), auto manslaughter and hit-and-run, all of which carry jail penalties. Being charged with these offenses is a life-changing event with far-reaching consequences for our client and his or her family, including incarceration, loss of driving privileges or even loss of employment. We assist clients in both the criminal and administrative aspects of their cases, aggressively pursuing all available defenses. We work closely with our clients to formulate strategies to eliminate or reduce jail time and other punitive actions against them while also increasing the likelihood the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) will not revoke or suspend their driving privileges. For these matters and others that are not incarcerable (e.g., reckless driving, negligent driving), our goals are to keep clients informed about the status of their cases during every step of the process and vigorously defend their rights.