What are the penalties for DUI in Maryland?
In Maryland, the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) depend on the circumstances of the offense and the individual’s prior record. A first-time DUI offense can result in the following penalties:
- Up to one year in jail
- Fines of up to $1,000
- A suspension of the individual’s driver’s license for up to six months
- Participation in an alcohol education program
If the individual has a prior DUI conviction, the penalties may be more severe, including longer jail sentences and higher fines. In addition, if the individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was particularly high or if there were other aggravating circumstances, such as causing an accident or having a minor in the vehicle, the penalties may also be increased. It is important to note that these are just general guidelines and that the actual penalties will depend on the specific facts of the case. If you need an attorney who is experienced in DUI Defense contact Attorney Jonathan Y. Newton with the Law Office of Jonathan Y. Newton, LLC at (301) 818-1529.