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As a Maryland DUI/DWI attorney, I have dedicated my career to representing people just like you.

The majority of my clients are hard-working people, who have made a mistake. In a momentary lapse of judgment, often times clouded by the use of alcohol, have gotten behind the wheel after having one too many.

However in the state of Maryland this mistake has criminal and administrative consequences that could potentially alter a person's life, at least temporarily.

As a former police officer, breath test operator, trained in the techniques of DUI/DWI detection, I have a unique perspective on DUI/DWI defense.

From the outset, it is critical that you seek the advice of a Maryland DUI/DWI attorney. Within days from your arrest, you stand to potentially waive critical rights, which could lead to the suspension or disqualification of your driving privilege.

In addition to fines, pretrial incarceration, and stigma of being arrested, your employment could be jeopardized, especially if you are employed as a commercial motor vehicle operator.

Please call me today for a free consultation. Your defense starts the moment you leave the police station. Avoid any further unnecessary negative consequences, by calling today for yourfree legal consultation. There is absolutely no obligation.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    16 years



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Law Office of Richard A. Simmons

147 Old Solomons Island Road
Ste 401
Annapolis, MD, 21401


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Assistant Public DefenderState of Maryland - Office of the Public Defender2002
Recognition for Tireless Commitment to Making the Roadways SaferMothers Against Drunk Driving1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Richard A. Simmons2003 - Present
Assistant AttorneyState of Maryland - Office of the Public Defender2000 - 2003
Police OfficerAnne Arundel County Police Deparment1995 - 2000
Police OfficerAnnapolis City Police Department1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Anne Arundel County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MarylandMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arnold man fined $500 for hindering county policeNot Guilty: Assault
Arnold man not guilty in police attackN/A
Man Shot By Anne Arundel Co. Police Files Lawsuitpending
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Loyola University MarylandEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991