Andrew Alpert - Charles County Bar Association

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Andrew D. Alpert
16901 Melford Boulevard, Suite #325
Bowie, MD 20715

Phone: (866) 444-6363
Fax: (240) 556-2115


Attorney Andrew D. Alpert is a Partner with the law firm of Alpert Schreyer and one of the leading DUI attorneys in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. A former prosecutor, Mr. Alpert has specific training in DUI/DWI law and has earned a reputation as a highly-skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney. He has successfully defended thousands of DUI/DWI, criminal defense and motor vehicle manslaughter cases, has had many cases covered by the press (Maryland Independent 09/17/2004; Maryland Independent 09/22/2004) and has appeared on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.  Mr. Alpert has received numerous awards and honors from the legal community.  He has been awarded the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell (AV® Preeminent™), carries a 10 out of 10 Superb Rating on AVVO and has been selected several times for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Alpert regularly attends the National College for DUI Defense, as conducted at Harvard University where he receives advanced training in DUI/DWI defense law. He is a member of Board of Directors of the Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Chairman of the Legislative Group of the Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association on Narcotics, the Maryland State Representative of the National College for DUI Defense, a member of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, Maryland State Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A graduate of George Washington University School of Law, Alpert is one of only a few lawyers in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia who is a Certified NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor.

Education

  • Juris Doctor – George Washington University – 1989
  • B.A. Degree – Franklin & Marshall College – 1986
  • High School  The Mercersburg Academy – 1982

Positions

  • Private Practice, Partner – Alpert Schreyer, LLC
  • Private Practice, Partner – Meng & Alpert, LLC
  • Assistant State’s Attorney Charles County, Maryland
  • Assistant State’s Attorney Prince George’s County, Maryland

Memberships

  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member, The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Representative , National College for DUI Defense
  • Sustaining Member, National College for DUI Defense
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
  • Vice President, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
  • Legislative Chairman Narcotics Law, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association
  • Member, Prince George’s County Bar Association
  • Member, The Society for Legal Advocates

Awards, Honors & Certificates

  • Top Ten Ranking – National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • Maryland Super Lawyers – 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating – Martindale-Hubbell
  • 10 out of 10 Superb Rating – AVVO
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation, National College for DUI Defense, 2009, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice Washington Field Division
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Charles County Sheriff
  • Recognition of Service, Maryland State Police

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland – 1989
  • District of Columbia – 1996
  • Pennsylvania – 1994
  • New Jersey – 1994
  • US District Court of Maryland – 1995
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia – 2000

Advanced Professional Educational Achievements

  •  Scientific Law Forums DUI Defense Seminar
  • NACDL’s Emerging Trends, Novel Defenses Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • MacCarthy on Cross Examination V
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology Principals in the Courtroom in DUID and Drug Cases
  • National College for DUI Defense Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
  • Damages 3 Seminar
  • Intoximeter EC/IR II Seminar 2
  • National College for DUI Defense Training Seminar held at Harvard Law School
  • American Chemical Society, Gas Chromatography: Fundamentals, Troubleshooting and Method Development
  • NJTSA/IACP DRE Advanced Drug Recognition Expert Advanced Course
  • Lecturer, NHTSA/IACP Drug Recognition Expert Advanced Course
  • Lecturer, “Handling Drinking & Driving Cases in Maryland”
  • Assistant Instructor, National College for DUI Defense, Harvard Law School
  • John E. Reid & Associates The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Seminar
  • Lecturer, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association, “How to Handle a DUI Case in Maryland from A-Z”
  • Intoxilyzer 8000 Operator’s Course
  • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor’s Certification Course
  • AIT Laboratories National Symposium for Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety
  • US Department of Transportation Certified Technician Course Intoxilyzer Models S-D2, S-D5, 400 and 5000 and 8000
  • NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Certified Instructor, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) International Association of Chiefs of Police DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program



AREAS OF PRACTICE


  • Homicide & Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons & Guns
  • False Accusations
  • Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Felony Offenses
  • Felony Theft Defense
    • Drug Charges – An Overview
    • Federal Drug Charges
    • Searches and Seizures in Drug Cases
    • The Role of the Grand Jury in Drug Cases
    • Possession Defense
    • Cultivation Defense
    • Prescription Drug Fraud
    • Misdemeanors
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Intent To Distribute
    • TransportationPossession Defense
    • Manufacturing
    • Alternative Sentencing
    • Marijuana Offenses
    • Cocaine Possession
    • Methamphetamine Possession
    • Drug Sales
    • Schedule
    • Cocaine Defense
    • DUI Drugs
    • Drug Crime Penalties

    DUI/DWI

    • Introduction to DUI
    • After a DUI Arrest
    • The Prosecutor’s Role in a Maryland Drunk Driving Case
    • DUI Testing
    • Preliminary Breath Testing
    • Field Sobriety Tests
    • Breathalyzer Tests
    • Challenging the Reliability of Breathalyzer Test Results
    • Why NHTSA and Breathalyzer Certifications are Important
    • Blood Tests
    • Cognitive Tests
    • Dexterity Tests
    • Chemical Test Refusal
    • DUI Laws
    • What Maryland DUI Police are Looking For
    • Blood Alcohol Content
    • Maryland DUI Blood Alcohol Limits
    • DUI Traffic Stops
    • Impaired Driving
    • Your Rights Under Maryland DUI Law
    • Maryland DUI Statutes
    • Police Mistakes
    • Consequences
    • DUI Fines
    • MVA Hearings
    • DUI Sentencing
    • Out-of-State Driver DUI
    • Reduced Charges
    • DUI Probation
    • Ignition Interlock
    • DUI Affecting Security Clearance
    • Loss of License
    • Loss of License Information
    • Loss of Income
    • Loss of Transportation
    • Driving on a Suspended License
    • DUI Accident Defense
    • Boating Under the Influence
    • DUI Case Tips
    • Drunk Driving and Auto Insurance
    • DUI Causing Injury
    • Commercial Driver DUI
    • Common Lawyer Mistakes
    • DUI and Professional Licensing
    • DUI of Drugs
    • Misdemeanor DUI
    • Multiple DUI Offenses
    • Underage DUI
    • DUI Fatalities
    • Negligent Homicide and DUI/DWI - A Felony
    • Vehicular Manslaughter




 
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