DUI - DWI
As an Assistant State’s Attorney
for Anne Arundel County, Joseph H. LaMore, Jr.
successfully prosecuted hundreds of Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated
(DWI) cases on behalf of the State of Maryland.
Now a private defense attorney, Mr. LaMore
utilizes those years of experience to benefit his
clients who are charged with the offenses DUI and
Mr. LaMore has been nationally
certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in Field Sobriety Testing.
This is the same training and testing utilized by
police officers across the State in DUI and DWI
arrests. In fact, Mr. LaMore completed his
training at the Anne Arundel County Police
Training academy, along-side Anne Arundel County
An individual charged with DUI or
DWI not only faces the potential for jail time,
substantial fines and strict probation, but also
loss of their driver’s license, cancelled auto
insurance or significantly increased insurance
Many DUI cases will result in two
completely separate proceedings, which occur on
separate dates, before two separate entities, each
of which can impose serious and separate
first proceeding is an “MVA hearing”
hearing is held at the Motor Vehicle
Administration (MVA) and presided over by an
Administrative Law Judge.
sanctions the Administrative Law Judge may impose
include: suspension of your driving privileges,
installation of the ignition interlock on your
vehicle, referral of your case to the State
medical advisory board for further sanctions,
placement of an alcohol restriction on your
you fail to PROPERLY request an MVA hearing within
10 days of your arrest, it is possible that your
license may be suspended without a hearing.
2) The second proceeding is a
Court or Jury Trial
Trial will be held in the county,
city or federal courthouse in the jurisdiction
where you are charged.
Your case will be decided by a
Judge or a Jury.
Potential punishments include
jail time, fines, and supervised probation with
numerous requirements at the Judge’s discretion.
If you are convicted in Court,
the MVA may then attempt to suspend or sanction
your driving privilege a second time, based upon
If you are charged with a DUI or
DWI offense, it is imperative that you promptly
contact a lawyer so that you do not miss deadlines
or compromise your rights.
Mr. LaMore’s training, knowledge and experience in
representing clients before both the MVA and the
Courts, will ensure that you receive proper advice
in these serious legal matters.
Mr. LaMore represents clients
throughout the State of Maryland, and he handles
cases in every Maryland District, Circuit and
Federal Court. The majority of his clients are
from the following general locations: Annapolis,
Glen Burnie, Baltimore, Pasadena, Fort Meade,
Towson, Upper Marlboro, Columbia, Ellicott City,
Laurel, Severna Park, Crofton, Rockville,
Catonsville, Essex, Hyattsville, Centreville, Kent
Island, Ocean City, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore
County, Baltimore City, Prince George’s County,
Howard County, Queen Anne’s County, Montgomery
County, Carroll County, Harford County, Worcester
County, Charles County and Calvert County.