Maryland Attorneys Defending Your Multiple DUI Offenses

A first offense for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) is difficult. A second or third offense can be devastating. Maryland has strict consequences for DUI / DWI, and the penalties increase with each subsequent offense.

When your freedom is at stake, you need determined, experienced defense. Call or e-mail the aggressive defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Douglas T. Sachse.

Penalties for Multiple DUIs

There are separate penalties for each DUI within a five-year time span:

  • First DUI offense: up to one year in jail and $2,000. License suspended for at least six months.
  • Second DUI offense: up to two years in jail and $3,000. License suspended for at least one year.
  • Third DUI offense: up to three years in jail and $3,000. License suspended for at least 18 months. This DUI offense, or a DUI that results in injury, is considered a felony DUI.

The penalty may be even greater if you are convicted of DUI and you are:

  • Transporting a minor while under the influence
  • Also convicted of a gun or drug offense
  • A minor

Prevent Your License Suspension — Reduce Your Charges

Contact a defense attorney who knows how to navigate the strict DUI laws in Maryland. We will do everything we can to prevent your license suspension, reduce your charges, and help you keep your freedom.

We will challenge the breathalyzer test, the officer’s reasons for stopping you, and your license revocation.

* Maryland distinguishes between driving under the influence and driving while impaired. DUI requires a BAC of .08 or higher while DWI requires a BAC between .07 and .08. To learn the penalties for DWI and how we can help fight your charges, call us at 410-823-0711.

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