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Owings Mills Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney

Maryland DUI Lawyer

For more than 20 years, attorney Eric T. Kirk has represented thousands in the Owings Mills area and across Maryland, providing clients the strong and aggressive defense they need to protect their rights. When you are facing criminal charges, nothing is more important than ensuring your rights are protected. Any criminal charge in Maryland can carry serious consequences and requires vigorous and skilled defense. At the Kirk Law Firm, we work hard to protect and safeguard your rights. Attorney Eric Kirk will stand next to you in your hour of need and help you get your life back on track.

Get the Aggressive Defense You Need

Facing criminal charges can be frightening, particularly for first-time offenders. Being convicted of a crime could cost you your job, limit your future employment or educational opportunities, damage your community standing, and subject you to significant fines and criminal penalties. Even misdemeanors can carry serious consequences. If you or a loved one is being investigated or has been charged with committing a State or Federal crime, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel immediately to examine your case as soon as possible.

Attorney Eric Kirk will aggressively defend your rights and carefully examine your case to identify procedural errors or weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you in order to build a strong defense on your behalf. Depending on your case, Eric Kirk may be able to obtain a charge dismissal, an acquittal, or a favorable plea agreement that significantly minimizes penalties from your charges. We are well prepared to defend against all misdemeanors and felonies in state and federal court, including DUI and drug crimes, as well as murder, homicide and other violent crimes.


We provide effective representation for all criminal charges, including:

  • Abuse
  • Arson
  • Assault
  • Bad Check
  • Burglary
  • Credit Card Theft
  • Drug/CDS Offenses
  • Escape and Fugitives
  • Expungement
  • Handgun Possession
  • Identity Theft
  • Kidnapping
  • Malicious Destruction and Related Crimes
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Paraphernalia
  • Rape & Sexual Offenses
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Robbery
  • Serious Traffic Offenses
  • Stalking & Harassment
  • Theft
  • Trespass
  • Weapon Crimes

Owings Mills's Most Trusted DUI/DWI Lawyer

Drunk Driving Maryland

Driving under the influence can carry serious criminal penalties in Maryland. A DUI/DWI charge results in an automatic driver's license suspension, potential jail time, "points" that are assessed by the Motor Vehicle Administration, and substantial fines. If you've been charged with drunk driving, we understand that you may feel scared and uncertain about your future. Immediate action, however, from an experienced and thorough DUI defense lawyer can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. It's imperative that you work with a diligent attorney to minimize the consequences on your life.

DUI Charges

First Offense:

  • License revocation: Up to 6 months
  • Fine: $1,000
  • Imprisonment: Up to 1 year
  • 12 points on your license

Second Offense:

  • License revocation: Up to 1 year. Required Ignition Interlock Device
  • Fine: $2,000
  • Imprisonment: Mandatory minimum of 5 days. Maximum 2 years
  • 12 points on your license
  • Mandatory participation in an alcohol abuse assessment and program

DWI Charges

First Offense:

  • License suspension: Maximum 60 days
  • Fine: $500
  • Imprisonment: Up to 2 months
  • 8 points on your license

Second Offense:

  • License suspension: Maximum 120 days
  • Fine: $500
  • Imprisonment: Up to 1 year
  • 8 points on your license

With over 20 years of trial experience and a strong presence in Owings Mills and Maryland courts, Eric Kirk has a long history of successful results and in-depth knowledge of how each jurisdiction treats a DUI/DWI defense. If you have been arrested for a DUI/DWI charge, we will scrutinize the state's case for any possible legal defense that can result in acquittal, or a favorable resolution of your charge. We examine all relevant evidence and every possible legal defense to create a strong case for you. Unless we can negotiate a plea deal to minimize consequences, we will aggressively try your case in court. We believe this aggressive approach translates to results, and our record of results speaks for itself.

If you need an aggressive defense, contact us today for a free consultation to get started.