AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell

Gary S Bernstein

Best Lawyers 2024 and top lawyer in the field

Congratulations again on your recognition by your peers as the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” in DUI / DWI Defense in Baltimore. Your peers have spoken and named you the singular top lawyer in this field and jurisdiction this year. Today, Best Lawyers has released our 2024...

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Not Guilty DUI- MSP DUI Specialist

You have to know when to run and know when to fold them when you are on the witness stand and you screwed up.  As the bailiff told my client after the case, her lawyer put a beat down on the police officer.  The reason for that was because he was an arrogant prick.  I...

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Not Guilty of DUI although she was driving at 105 mph

Client was stopped for driving 105 mph in Baltimore City.  She had been drinking and the officer got her out of the car for SFSTs.  She was really good on the video but she declined the breath test.  EXCEPT, I watched and listened to everything said, especially in the...

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Coming back over the Bay Bridge and moving my office

My suite mate is retiring so I am moving my office around the corner.  One of the items I packed was an invitation to a friend's swearing in as a District Court judge. As it happens I was coming back from Rehoboth this weekend and as I approached the Bay Bridge I was...

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Read what your lawyer wrote or what some computer wrote?

All of us use some kind of web designer to get our internet presence up and running.  Now however my Blog could be written by some artificial intelligence program.  That is bullshit. Are you retaining me or the computer program.  Is it coming to court to cross-examine...

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9 Rape charges, 9 Assault charges, 9 4th Degree Sex Offense charges- 1 misdemeanor conviction

The police said he confessed!!!  Not so fast Sparky!  If you listened to the second 1/2 of the "Controlled Call" between Police Officer # 1 and my client- he comes out of the jilted lover stupor he was in and basically asks what the hell are you talking about.  He...

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Attempted First Degree Murder down to Assault and a PBJ- HOW’D THAT HAPPEN

There was a shooting at Towson University in 2021 and my client was arrested for Attempted First Degree Murder.  The police believed he had a gun and shot 2 students and then himself.  Well they were wrong, but understandably so.  In the chaos, my client was taken to...

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2023 Super Lawyers and 2023 Best Lawyers in America

10.0 Rated AVVO, AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America 2008-present, Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, DUI, Federal Criminal Defense, Federal Drug Offenses, Firm News, Fourth Amendment, Handguns, Inventory Search of Car, Marijuana, Maryland, Maryland Criminal Defense, Maryland Super Lawyers, Maryland Super Lawyers Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Misdemeanor Criminal Defense, Not guilty, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drugs, Possession of Herion, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Opiods, Sex Offense Criminal Defense, Weapons charges, White Collar Criminal Defense

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Handgun Dismissal

The last blog was about reading the statute.  READ the case law as well.  I had a client on his way to target practice with an unloaded gun in the glove box and the bullets in a case in the trunk.  The officer who stoped him for a traffic violation saw the gun and got...

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Not Guilty Baltimore County Jury Trial

Read the statute!  It just might not apply to the client's illegal conduct.  I was hired after the client discharged the Public Defender.  The prosecutor had the file dumped on him at the last moment and offered 18 months in the County Jail or Hime Detention.  My...

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