Defending Your Rights In DUI Cases

Criminal charges related to drunk driving carry many penalties, including a criminal record, time behind bars, points on your driving record, hefty fines and the revocation of your driver's license. To avoid these and other DUI and DWI penalties, it's important to reach out to an attorney at The Law Offices of Ronald B. Greene as soon as possible.

A first DUI conviction in Maryland carries the following penalties:

  • Sentence of up to 12 months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 fine
  • Driver's license revocation for up to six months
  • 12 points on your driving record

Penalties associated with a subsequent DUI conviction increase to include:

  • Sentence of up to 24 months in jail
  • Fine of up to $2,000
  • Driver's license revocation for up to 12 months
  • Participation in Maryland's Ignition Interlock Program
  • Completion of alcohol abuse assessment and treatment program

Keep Your Driver's License

Losing your driving privileges can make it difficult to impossible to get to work or school and to transport your children to day care, school or after-school activities. If you refused or failed a Breathalyzer or other blood alcohol test, you can still take steps to retain your driving privileges by requesting an administrative hearing.

At an administrative hearing you have the opportunity to present evidence to the court documenting why you should be allowed to retain full or limited driving privileges. Our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of drivers at administrative hearings and will work hard to ensure that your life isn't disrupted by the revocation of your driver's license.

To discuss your DUI case or upcoming administrative hearing with a lawyer, call us 301-276-0849 or contact us through our online contact form.