New Years' Eve DUIs in Maryland | What You Need to Know
December 29th, 2020
There are few things more damaging than receiving a DUI, and, as you may know, there are countless individuals who will be charged with DUIs this New Years' Eve. Unfortunately, if you are one of them, there is a very good chance that you are now facing serious consequences that may very well affect your life for years to come. That being said, our experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney is ready to help you fight those charges, tooth-and-nail. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about New Years' Eve DUIs in Maryland and how our firm can help you if you've been charged with one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the penalties for first-offense DUIs in Maryland?
Regardless of whether this is your first offense, you can count on facing very severe consequences. The penalties for a first-offense DUI in Maryland are as follows:
- Up to one year in jail
- Spiked insurance premiums
- You will lose your license for six months
- You will receive 12 points on your driver's license
- A potential $1,000 fine
What happens if I get a second DUI offense in Maryland
Once you are convicted of a second-offense DUI in Maryland, you will be treated as a repeat offender, which means that you can expect even harsher consequences. The penalties you may face for a second DUI offense in Maryland are as follows:
- Two years of jail time
- You will most likely lose your license for one year
- 12 points on your driver's license
- A potential $2,000 fine
Will I lose my license forever if I get a third DUI in Maryland?
For a third DUI in Maryland, you will lose your license for several years, though perhaps not forever. You will also face skyrocketing insurance premiums, you will obtain a criminal record, you may have to spend time in jail, and you will incur high fines as well. You will most likely also have to participate in an alcohol abuse assessment and program and install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Nobody wants to receive a DUI, though if this has happened to you this New Years' Eve, you must speak with our knowledgeable Maryland criminal defense attorney today. Our firm is ready to help.
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