What Happens if I am Charged With a DUI in Maryland?

What Happens if I am Char…

There are few things more damaging to a person than obtaining a criminal record, which is why if you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you need to hire an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Please read on and reach out to our seasoned firm to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the consequences of a DUI in Maryland?

If you are charged with a DUI in Maryland, even if it is only your first offense, you are facing several serious penalties. They are as follows:

  • Twelve points on your license
  • Potential license revocation for up to 6 months
  • A $1,000 fine
  • Up to one year of incarceration

What happens if I am charged with a second DUI in Maryland?

A second DUI often entails the following:

  • A $2,000 fine
  • A potential one-year license revocation
  • At least 5 days in jail, though up to 2 years
  • Twelve points on your driver's license

Will I lose my license forever for a third DUI in Maryland?

If you receive a third or subsequent DUI, you risk losing your license indefinitely. You may face the following penalties:

  • A mandatory suspension of your license
  • Potential participation in an alcohol abuse assessment and program
  • A mandatory installation and use of the Ignition Interlock Device

What are the consequences of a DWI (Driving While Impaired by Alcohol) charge in Maryland?

Though a DWI charge generally carries slightly lesser charges than a first-offense DUI charge, you still risk a criminal record, as well as potential jail time. Here are some of the consequences you may face:

  • A $500 fine
  • Up to two months of incarceration
  • Eight points on your license
  • A potential 6-month license suspension

If you were charged with a second DWI in Maryland, you may face the following penalties:

  • Eight points on your driver's license
  • A potential 12-month license suspension
  • A $500 fine
  • Up to one year of incarceration

No matter your charges, our firm is here to help. All you have to do is ask. In many cases, we can have your criminal penalties significantly reduced, or even dropped altogether.

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Here at the Ruben Law Firm, we understand how much your legal situation means to you. That is why we pledge to provide you with the personalized attention you deserve, every step of the way. Our firm is more than happy to assist you through matters of personal injury law, bankruptcy, family law, criminal defense, and estate planning. Attorney Ruben has helped clients achieve favorable results in a wide array of legal matters for years, and he is ready to do the same for you. Simply contact the Ruben Law Firm today.