Fighting Felony DUI Charges In Maryland
In Maryland, you can be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) for a fairly low blood alcohol content (BAC) of .07. However, if your BAC is .08 or higher, you can be charged with an even more serious offense: driving under the influence (DUI). And if your BAC is .2 or higher, you injure someone in a drunk driving accident or you drive drunk with a child in the car, you can be charged with a felony DUI.
At the law firm of Engel Law Group, P.C. in Baltimore, we provide aggressive and intelligent defense against felony DUI charges. Because this is the most significant of the drunk driving charges in Maryland, you need a skilled lawyer on your side to vigorously fight for you. The potential penalties are too great to ignore. You can count on our attorneys for the knowledge you need to pursue a reduction in charges or even a dismissal.
What Are The Penalties For A Felony DUI?
If you fail to retain a lawyer to combat the charges against you, you will be facing the full brunt of the criminal justice system alone. You will be in danger of a wide array of very serious penalties, including:
- The loss of your license — A conviction means 12 points will be added to your driving record, automatically resulting in the revocation of your driver’s license.
- Expensive fines — A first offense carries a $1,000 fine. A second or third offense will cost you two or three times that much.
- Prison time — A first offense carries the potential for one year in jail. A second offense means up to two years, and a third offense means up to three.
Because the offense is a felony crime, not a misdemeanor, you will face all the other problems that accompany a felony conviction of any kind. You may have trouble finding a job, getting a loan or renting an apartment. You may also lose your right to vote or carry a gun.
Don’t Accept The Consequences Without A Fight — Call Us Today
Our lawyers are ready to champion your rights. Let us start defending you today. Call our Baltimore office at 410-449-2928. You can also reach Engel Law Group, P.C. by email. The first consultation is free, and we make jail visits.