In the state of Maryland, you could either be charged with DUI or DWI. DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated, is charged to those who have a BAC greater than 0.07, but below 0.08, and their driving was impaired. After a field sobriety test, an officer will determine if you are too impaired to drive, even if your BAC was slightly lower than 0.08. A DUI charge is more serious and is given when your BAC level is greater than 0.08.
Serious consequences could result from DUI charges, making it extremely crucial to build an effective defense strategy to ensure you receive the lowest possible penalty.
For a first offense DUI, you could face the following penalties:
Penalties will increase with each offense.
You may refuse to take a chemical test that determines your BAC, but you could have your license suspended and your refusal may be used against you later.
It is highly recommended that you obtain legal representation from a knowledgeable and experienced Prince George's County DUI lawyer who can tackle your charges while providing valuable legal guidance and insight. With legal services from Gracia & Mintz, we will aggressively investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and start building your case.