Gary S. Bernstein, P.A.

Gary S. Bernstein, P.A.

Attorney in Towson, MD

Firm Overview

Listed, Maryland Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI, The Best Lawyers In America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Lecturer, Defense of DWI and Serious Traffic Offenses, Criminal Practice and Procedure in the State District Court, 1982. Assistant States Attorney, Baltimore City, 1975-1979. Member, Committee to Revise Maryland Criminal Code.

Areas of Law:
-Driving While Intoxicated
-Vehicular Homicide
-Traffic Violations
-Criminal Law
-Drug Crimes
-Drug Trafficking
-Drugs and Narcotics
-Criminal Defense
-Controlled Substances Law
-Federal Criminal Law
-Criminal Conspiracy
-Search and Seizure
-Drug Forfeiture
-Money Laundering
-Civil Drug Forfeiture
-Weapons Charges
-Assault and Battery
-Civil Forfeiture
-Criminal Forfeiture
-Criminal Fraud
-Criminal Investigation
-Drivers License Suspension
-Electronic Surveillance
-Wrongful Death
-Forensic Accounting
-Forensic Science
-Forensic Medicine
-Forensic DNA
-Grand Jury Practice
-Habeas Corpus
-Hit and Run
-Mail Fraud
-Malicious Prosecution
-Parole and Probation
-Post-Conviction Remedies
-Sex Crimes
-Sexual Assault
-Wire Fraud
-Personal Injury Law

Main Office

Main Office
29 West Susquehanna Avenue, Suite 700
Towson MD 21204






Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All criminal and trafic representation.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

7 days a week

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken



Important Information in DUI Cases


My responsibility to you is to require the State to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and to challenge the evidence in every way possible. Not every case is defensible by trial. When a trial is foolish, my responsibility is to try to reduce the seriousness of the charge. There is a vast difference in the maximum for punishment for Driving Under the Influence and Driving while Impaired by Alcohol. The more serious charge carries a maximum of 1 year in jail and the lesser charge carries 60 days. There is a difference in fines and point assessments by the MVA. For repeat offenders the difference in sentences is even greater. The MVA impact for nonresidents in their home State is often times worse than in Maryland. It is my responsibility to reduce the risk of punishment and loss of license.

Gary S. Bernstein

Gary S. Bernstein, P.A.

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1975, Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
-1976, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
-1980, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore
Class of 1975

University Attended:
University of Maryland
Class of 1972

Birth Information:
Born in 1950
Baltimore, Maryland, September 19, 1950

Associations & Memberships:
Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.; National College for DUI Defense; Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association (Member, Board of Directors, 1984; Chairman, Rules Committee, 1990); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Representative Cases:
Livingston v. State 317 Md. 408; Wills v. State 82 Md.App. 669; Hardaway v. State 317 Md. 160; State v. Davis 310 Md. 611; B.N. v. K.K., 312 Md. 135; Mullaney v. Aude 126 Md.App. 639; Clea v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore 312 Md. 662.


University of Baltimore
Juris Doctorate, 1975