Odenton, MD asked in DUI / DWI and Appeals / Appellate Law for Maryland

Q: Approximately how much does an appeal cost for a dui mva admin hearing decision?

The criminal charges were dropped but for my mva admin hearing, I got a new judge. After 2 hearings, he asked to have a few weeks to look over everything & issue a written decision. There was a video of my arrest & in this video I ask for a breathalyzer multiple times, as well as what my rights were. Against procedure the officer turned his camera off & during that time he told me it didn’t want what I blew, he was going to take me to jail where I’d undergo drug evaluation tests, get my blood taken, & said I’d be there for an extended period of time. In the judge’s written decision, he said the cop wasn’t credible, contradicted himself, & the video contradicted his report. He also agreed with every point my lawyer made & at one point even said that the officer interfered with my ability to refuse to a breathalyzer. Then he did a 180 & suspended my license. The appeal would cost me more than double what my attorney’s fees were. I want to make sure that this fee is legit ($5-$7.5k)

1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: All attorneys set their own fees. You would need to inquire to different lawyers what their fees would be. You should be aware that an appeal (Petition for Judicial Review) is on the record and the decision will be affirmed if there was substantial evidence to support the decision.

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