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Howard County MD Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney

Howard County MD DWI Lawyer

Attorney Eric T. Kirk has spent over two decades providing dedicated and aggressive representation for those in the Howard County MD area charged with a crime. When your freedom and legal rights are at stake, there is no substitute for aggressive defense. 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

Howard County MD's Most Trusted DUI/DWI Lawyer

Maryland DUI

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 Howard County MD 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.

To discuss your case, call us today to schedule a free consultation.