Charged With a Maryland DUI this Halloween? Here is What You Should Know.
November 3rd, 2020
Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, no matter our age. Many people celebrate Halloween by attending costume parties. Of course, these parties often involve drinking, which is fine, as long as those who drink do not get behind the wheel afterward. That being said, if you made the mistake of doing so and you received a DUI, our experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney is here to help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What happens if I get a DUI in Maryland?
If you receive a DUI in the state of Maryland, you are looking at very serious consequences, even if this is only your first offense. Some potential consequences for a first-offense DUI in the state of Maryland are as follows:
- You may face up to one year of jail time
- You may face a potential $1,000 fine
- Your insurance premiums will skyrocket
- You may face a 6-month license suspension
- You can receive 12 points on your license
Will I go to jail for a second DUI offense in Maryland?
For a second-offense DUI in Maryland, there is a very good chance that you may spend up to two years in jail, among other serious consequences. Those additional consequences are as follows:
- You will most likely accrue 12 points on your driver's license
- You will have to pay a potential $2,000 fine
- You may face a one-year license suspension
What are the penalties for a third DUI offense in Maryland?
If this is your third DUI offense, there is a very good chance that you will lose your license for a very long time, or even have it revoked. You will also most likely have to install the ignition interlock device in your car, as well as participate in an alcohol abuse assessment and program. The consequences of receiving a DUI, no matter whether it is your first or third, are extremely severe and can impact your ability to retain employment, visit friends, and uphold your standard of living. For this very reason, if you have been charged with a DUI, you must speak with our Maryland criminal defense attorney today. Our firm is here to help fight your charges, tooth-and-nail.
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