Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring & Wheaton, Maryland
By now, news of the Boca Raton attorney who has created signs that read “I remain silent. No searches. I want my lawyer.” to be used at DUI checkpoints has gone viral. This has many people wondering if such a tactic could be used in any jurisdiction across the country. Indeed, these signs are, according to their creator, intended to protect the right to remain silent while preventing police from making assumptions about sobriety based on smell or speech patterns. As such, they are not in violation of existing state laws and could, conceivably, be used in Maryland and throughout the country.
Regardless of whether or not you have a ready-made sign, you will want an experienced defense attorney on your side if you are detained or arrested at a DUI checkpoint. Having an attorney remains the most effective way to protect your rights and ensure fair treatment.
Maryland DUI attorney Leon Geller understands the confusion that can accompany a checkpoint stop. If you have been charged with DUI, please contact the Law Office of Leon Geller online or by calling (301) 309-8001 to schedule a free consultation today. Attorney Geller serves Rockville, Gaithersburg, and surrounding areas of Maryland.