Arrested for DUI or Drunk Driving in Maryland?
Time is of the essence. Act now to save your license!
If you are facing a DUI or drunk driving-related charge, you must act fast. Without legal counsel from a Maryland DUI defense attorney, you could risk losing your driving privileges! We understand that being charged with DWI or DUI can be an intimidating situation, and our defense firm is ready to successfully guide you through. At the Law Office of Cricket Browne, LLC, we can inform you of your rights, and we are committed to thoroughly updating you of your case's progress at every stage.
Have you been charged with driving under the influence in Maryland? Contact our defense attorneys and schedule a consultation to start your defense now!
DWI Penalties in Maryland
If you have been charged with driving while impaired (DWI), this means that you are accused of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 to .08. This means you could face steep consequences, even if you are not accused of being over the legal limit.
For a first DWI offense, you could face:
- Up to 2 months in jail
- As much as a $500 fine
- A minimum of 6 months of driver's license suspension
- 8 points on your driving record
A second DWI offense can lead to a longer license suspension of 9 to 12 months. Additionally, if you are transporting a minor, you can face even higher penalties.
DUI Penalties in Maryland
To be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Maryland, you need to test for a BAC of .08 or higher. Unfortunately, even if you do not take a breath or blood test, you could still be accused of being over the legal limit. Refusing to participate in a field sobriety test can will result in an automatic license suspension.
A first DUI conviction could mean:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- As much as a $1,000 fine
- At least 6 months' driver's license suspension
- 12 points on your driving record
For a second DUI offense, you could be looking at 2 years in jail, $2,000 in fines, and a year driver's license suspension. Additionally, if you were operating a commercial vehicle or you are a commercial driver, you will be subject to disqualification for your commercial license.
In Maryland, if you are convicted of two DUI charges within five years, you will be required to participate in the Ignition Interlock Device Program. The Ignition Interlock Device is a breathalyzer that can be installed in a car. The driver must blow into this device in order to start the vehicle, and the vehicle will not start if the driver's BAC is above an acceptable limit.
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Fierce and Effective Defense Representation
We realize this could derail your career and tarnish your reputation on your permanent record. In light of these harsh penalties, we are committed to achieving your defense. Our Maryland DWI and DUI lawyers can provide the fierce advocacy you need. No matter how complex your case may seem, we are ready to fight.
We are equipped with extensive experience in the local court system, and we are committed to maintaining availability to all our clients. Our lawyers have the legal ability and dedication you deserve at your side. We can pursue a favorable outcome in your case. Choose to work with us today!
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