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Experienced Trial Attorneys

Our legal team includes attorneys Ivan J. Bates, Tony Garcia and Mary Lloyd. Together, we have 35 years of experience handling complex matters.

We are former prosecutors who understand the court system from both sides. We are skilled appellate attorneys who leverage our knowledge of the judicial system to ensure that our clients can gain a victory from defeat.


Baltimore DUI/DWI Defense Lawyers

Annapolis Drunk Driving Arrest Attorneys

In today's society, transportation is as important as communication. Your driving privileges can have a direct impact on your business interests and family life. Our Maryland lawyers understand the emotional, financial and legal consequences associated with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) charges. We have extensive experience representing individuals in state, federal, district and juvenile courts.

If you were charged with DUI or driving while impaired (DWI), you need guidance from a lawyer who understands the law. At Bates & Garcia, P.C., we have 35 years of combined legal experience, and we take a team approach to our criminal defense cases. We work together to ensure that each client receives the full benefit of our experience and knowledge.

Thorough Investigation

Our Baltimore DUI/DWI defense attorneys will address your charge from top to bottom. We conduct thorough investigations into each case to ensure optimum results. As a legal team that includes a former prosecutor, we take appropriate steps to collect and preserve evidence to support your case. Our attorneys will review:

  • Police dashboard video
  • Street camera video
  • Witness statements

Additionally, we will evaluate the appropriateness of your stop and arrest. If police pull you over and administer sobriety tests without having probable cause, we will fight to have evidence suppressed and charges dismissed.

With the recent change in the legislature of DUI laws, you need an attorney who is up-to-date and understands how the new laws may affect your case. We also care about our clients and strive to help them get the help they need, including alcohol treatment.

Our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating alternatives to local jail and prison. Depending on your situation, we can pursue alcohol treatment, lesser charges, minimum sentencing, home monitoring and other options. We are dedicated to minimizing the impact of a judicial ruling.

Administrative Representation

Representation for DUI/DWI charges don't stop at the courtroom. We continue to represent you in motor vehicle administrative hearings. In Maryland, your DUI/DWI charges have both criminal and administrative consequences. Our law firm provides representation for Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings. Depending on your situation, we may be able to help you obtain a restricted driver's license so you can drive to and from work and school until the outcome of your criminal case. It is important that you contact us immediately, because the state places strict guidelines on these hearings.

Free Consultations

Our Maryland legal team is available to discuss your complex DUI matter at 410-814-4600 or toll free at 410-814-4600. For your convenience, we also accept e-mails.

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Bates & Garcia, P.C.
201 North Charles Street, Suite 1900
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Bates & Garcia, P.C., provides comprehensive representation throughout Maryland, including Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Prince George's County and Montgomery County, as well as the communities of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Annapolis, Essex, Ellicott City, Columbia, Catonsville, Towson, Glen Burnie, Randallstown, Woodlawn, Owings Mills, White Marsh, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Joppatowne, Westminster, Sykesville, Bowie and Rockville.