Driving under the influence in Maryland is a very serious matter. Those who are convicted of such a crime will face serious consequences. Like many other crimes, the penalties become significantly more severe when an individual has had more than one offense on their record for the same crime. Individuals who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol for a second, third, or subsequent offense must retain the services of an experienced attorney that can look for all possible defenses and fight these charges in an aggressive manner.
Those who have been convicted of a first offense DUI will remember the $1,000 fine, up to one year in jail, 12 points on their license, and the potential for a license revocation for up to six months. As mentioned, the penalties only get more serious and the offenses stack up.
An individual who is convicted of a second DUI offense may face increased penalties that can include:
- $2,000 fine
- Up to two years of imprisonment with a mandatory minimum of 5 days
- 12 points
- The potential for 1 year of a license revocation
It is important to note that if an individual has gotten two DUI convictions within a five-year period, they may face a mandatory license suspension, participation in the Ignition Interlock Program, and the potential for participation in an alcohol abuse assessment program.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Maryland, contact us today.
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