Maryland DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys

As the pandemic has finally ended, Goldstein & Stamm, P.A. is open, conducting client meetings over the phone, over Zoom, and in person. Face masks are optional. We are mainly working in the office and sometimes remotely depending upon our hearing schedules. All calls and voice mails are forwarded directly to our phones and picked up or returned promptly. Please do not hesitate to call if you need assistance on any matter.

The firm of Goldstein and Stamm, P.A. prides itself on its tireless efforts on behalf of its clients, aggressive courtroom style, and thorough knowledge of complex areas of the law.

Leonard R. Stamm is a Maryland DUI and criminal defense lawyer with over 39 years of experience dedicated to zealously representing clients charged with drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI), driving while impaired (DWI), and other criminal and vehicular offenses in state and federal district, circuit, and appellate courts throughout the state of Maryland. Michael Stamm has been practicing for over five years, having graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 2017 and having tried many cases to juries and motions to judges as a public defender in Montrose, Colorado, before moving back to the Washington, D.C. area. Both lawyers understand the profound effects that can result from criminal or traffic convictions (or even from probation before judgments) and work aggressively in an effort to get the best possible outcome on behalf of all the firm’s clients.

For many of our clients this is their first encounter with the police and the court system. We are committed to being by your side through the whole process to help protect your rights while ensuring that you understand what is happening both in court and at the motor vehicle administration.

Leonard R. Stamm is nationally and locally recognized authority in the area of drunk driving defense and Motor Vehicle Administration hearings. He literally wrote and annually updates the authoritative book on drunk driving in Maryland, Maryland DUI Law, and annually updates Maryland Evidence: State and Federal by Professor Lynn McLain, both published by West-Thomson-Reuters. He is currently a Fellow (former Dean) of the National College for DUI Defense, a national organization with over 1800 lawyers, as well as a nationally recognized speaker on DUI defense issues. Leonard R. Stamm has also been given Martindale Hubbell‘s highest rating, AV-Preeminent. He is recognized as a Super Lawyer, a Best Lawyer, and has been rated “10-Superb” by Avvo. Stamm was named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” numerous times in the area of DUI/DWI defense in the metro Washington, D.C. area.1

Drunk driving defense is one of the most complex areas of law, requiring extensive experience and expertise. Lawyers must carefully review all aspects of the State’s case, from the basis for the stop, the officer’s decision to require the driver to exit the car to perform standardized field sobriety tests, the administration and interpretation of standardized field sobriety tests, the advice of penalties for failing or refusing a chemical breath or blood test, and the administration of the test itself. Many drivers have medical conditions that may mimic some of the signs and symptoms of impaired driving. It is possible to produce medical records showing that even before the arrest that the defendant suffered from a condition that the officer may have mistaken as indicating impairment.

Before the initial consultation with a Maryland DUI lawyer, clients may be sent extensive questionnaires to enable to lawyer to properly assess the case. At the consultation, the lawyer will review the events in detail, to determine the likely defenses at the MVA and in court. It is important to act quickly after an arrest, because if the driver wishes to contest a proposed suspension by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration for failing or refusing a breath test, a hearing request must be mailed with the required $150 fee, within 30 days from the arrest.

It is unusual to see a drunk driving case where there is not some defense available to beat or reduce the charges. In most DUI cases, prosecutors offer plea deals that are no better than what would happen after losing a trial. So there is usually little downside to fighting the DUI/DWI case in court and at the MVA.

Goldstein & Stamm, P.A. represents individuals charged with traffic offenses including: DUI/ DWI /Drunk Driving, Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) cases, Ignition Interlock cases, Federal DUIs, Driving While Revoked and Driving While Suspended, Driving Without a License, Driving in Violation of a License Restriction, and Provisional Driver Licenses.

The firm also has extensive experience dealing with cases involving automobile manslaughter and vehicular homicide, hit and run, fleeing and eluding, speeding, and provisional driver license cases. Goldstein & Stamm, P.A. also represents clients charged with criminal misdemeanors and felonies, violation of probation, University of Maryland student misconduct, cases in juvenile court, expungements, and appeals.

The firm represents individuals charged with crimes and traffic offenses throughout the State of Maryland, including Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas. Additionally the firm handles federal cases in Greenbelt, Baltimore, Fort Meade, Andrews Air Force Base, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, and Fort Detrick.

If you have been charged with drunk driving or other crime it is important to promptly consult with an attorney to review all the defenses available to you, answer all of your questions, and help guide you through the process. For a FREE consultation with Leonard R. Stamm please call 301-345-0122 .

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  1. Leonard Stamm was selected to the Super Lawyers list, Best Lawyers List, Martindale Hubbell, and AVVO. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers can be found at Selection methodology for Martindale Hubbell can be found at The selection methodology for AVVO can be found at ↩︎

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Leonard R. Stamm

  • Maryland Drunk Driving
  • DUI and DWI: Literally Wrote the Book on DUI in Maryland
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Author of West Book “Maryland DUI Law”
  • Author of Annual Updates to “Maryland Evidence: State and Federal” by Professor Lynn McLain

Maryland DUI Law

Maryland DUI Law

(Vol. 8, Maryland Practice Series)
By: Leonard R. Stamm

Maryland Evidence: State and Federal

Maryland Evidence: State and Federal

Vols. 5–6A, Maryland Practice Series
Lynn McLain
Leonard R. Stamm


My driving was fine, can the officer pull me over?
He did pull you over! The officer needs an articulable reasonable suspicion to believe you committed, were committing, or were about to commit, a crime. If the judge finds the officer did not have a basis to make the stop, that may be a defense in court. It is not a defense at Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) hearings unless it can be shown that...
What should I say if I'm stopped by a police officer and he asks me if I've been drinking?
You are not required to answer potentially incriminating questions. A polite "I would like to speak with an attorney before I answer any questions" is a good reply.

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