In our last blog post, we discussed how a study reports that Maryland has
some of the weakest drunk driving penalties in the country. Even with
that in mind, we must still impress the importance of a strong defense
upon those who are facing drunk driving charges. We know that if you are
facing drunk driving charges, you want to find out what the possible penalties
will be. That all depends on the type of charge you are facing.
Even if you are facing a first-time
drunk driving offense, you are still facing serious penalties. A conviction can negatively affect
your driving record and can increase your insurance premium. Those penalties
are also present in felony DUI cases, but with a felony conviction, you
also have to worry about time in jail.
Another consideration is that your driving privileges are at risk. This
is one aspect of being charged with a DUI that requires immediate action.
From the date of your arrest, you only have 10 days to request a hearing
about your driving privileges. Failing to request a hearing within that
time means that you will lose your driving privileges.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you should take action quickly to
get started on a defense. Not only do you have to deal with the Motor
Vehicle Administration about your driver’s license, you also have
to deal with the criminal side of the case. We can help you throughout
every step of the way. We can explain your options and help you learn
how each will affect you so you can decide what to do.