Defending Your Rights in DUI and DWI Matters

Navigating Cases with Trust and Experience


  • 30+ years of hands-on legal experience
  • Flawless reputation for handling complex and high-profile cases
  • Among Maryland’s Top Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rated a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine
  • Handles all criminal defense needs; from sex crimes and fraud to drug cases and child pornography
  • Named Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Voted 10 Best in Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

DUI and DWI charges are among the most common of charges, and the team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC team has specific training in defending against these types of violations.

DUIs are extremely serious offenses. The first can carry up to a year of incarceration, while a second or subsequent charge can carry two or even three years. 

New laws in the state of Maryland may require incarceration or treatment after subsequent DUIs; judges may be mandated to hand down these judgments, so it’s crucial to have an experienced DUI criminal defense team to help you retain your license and freedom. 

DUI Criminal Defense: Mr. Kadish and Team Are the Premier Choice

For over three decades, Mr. Kadish and his team have defended all manner of clients against DUI and DWI charges, from college students to commercial drivers.

DUI and DWI charges are particularly serious for professional drivers. An individual with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) can easily lose their livelihood due to a DUI. Even if arrested in their private vehicle, they won’t be able to work the following day.

The first 10-days after your DUI are often the most important especially if you have a CDL. This is why it’s crucial to immediately hire a DUI criminal defense attorney following an arrest.

These charges are often complex, and penalties vary widely depending on the circumstances, the client’s record, and law enforcement’s evidence. In these cases, you need an experienced team who knows exactly how to handle DUIs.

Rehabilitation is a Crucial Component of Criminal Defense

Substance abuse issues are a common cause of DUI arrests, particularly when subsequent violations are involved.

At Craig M. Kadish & Associates, the team believes in treatment as a crucial component when defending against these types of charges. If a substance abuse issue is not addressed, the likelihood of a repeat offense is higher.

Mr. Kadish and team believe in rehabilitation and are focused on getting individuals who need assistance into appropriate treatment programs.


Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.


Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law.

If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I expunge a DUI conviction or a DUI Probation Before Judgment (PBJ)?

No. Under Maryland law, you can only expunge a DUI from your record if the entire case was dismissed, nol prossed, or resulted in a not guilty finding.

Should I agree to take a breathalyzer or blood test?

Call our firm immediately if you are in this situation; you have the right to consult an attorney and we’re available 24 hours a day. You do not have to take a chemical test; however, your refusal can have serious consequences including license suspension.

Will a DUI affect your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)?

Yes. When you are cited/arrested for a DUI, the police will give you a temporary license, but it is not valid for commercial driving. In this situation it is absolutely crucial that you contact our office immediately; your CDL privileges must be addressed within the first 10 days of the offense.


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