Fourth of July DUIs in Maryland
June 30th, 2020
The Fourth of July is a day of celebration, and many people celebrate by having a couple of drinks while attending cookouts, firework displays, and more. While there is nothing wrong with this, if you do decide to drink, you must ensure you do not drive afterward. The Fourth of July is among the most prevalent DUI-related holidays, and if you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol, you must read on and reach out to our experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney to learn more about the potential consequences you may face and how our firm can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the penalties for a first-offense DUI in Maryland?
Many people make the mistake of assuming receiving a DUI, especially if it is only their first time, will be a simple "slap on the wrist." This couldn't be farther from the truth. If you are caught driving under the influence in Maryland, you will most likely face the following consequences:
- You may spend one year in jail
- You may lose your license for 6 months
- 12 points on your license
- A potential fine of $1,000
What happens if I am caught driving under the influence a second time in Maryland?
If this is your second time receiving a DUI in Maryland, you can expect to face even tougher consequences. The penalties for a second-offense DUI in Maryland are as follows:
- You may have to spend up to 2 years in jail
- You will most likely receive 12 points on your driver's license
- A $2,000 fine
- You will most likely have your license revoked for a year
Will I lose my license forever if I get a third DUI in Maryland?
If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol for the third time, you will risk losing your license for years, you will most likely have to participate in an alcohol abuse assessment and program, and you will also have to install the Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle. This can be incredibly damaging to a reputation and your career, which is why you must retain the services of an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. We are here to help.
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