Being arrested for your second-, third- or subsequent offense DUI is a reminder that one mistake can haunt you for many years. In Maryland, the consequences get worse and worse with each repeat DUI offense. This is why it is critical to ensure that even your first-offense DUI is handled the right way.
If you have been arrested for multiple DUI offenses, it is critical that you act quickly to protect your freedom and your future. At the Law Offices of Thomas C. Mooney in Upper Marlboro, we know exactly what you have on the line. We handle tough cases and we get the best possible outcomes again and again.
The state has the option to apply subsequent offender penalties, subjecting you to increased jail sentences, more substantial fines and other consequences. Ask us about defense strategies that minimize the results of repeat convictions. Call 301-579-3429.
Serious DUI Charges: What Do You Have At Stake?
The law is tough on repeat DUI offenders. In Maryland, you are a repeat offender if you have been convicted of two or more DUI offenses within a five-year period. The potential jail time and fines are doubled for repeat offenders, as compared to first-time offenders. You will also face significant points on your license and resulting insurance rate hikes.
Your license could be suspended for up to one year for your second DUI offense. Call 301-579-3429 now to talk to an attorney about protecting your license.
Repeat offenders are also likely to be ordered to install ignition interlock devices into their vehicles, which are in-car breath tests that prevent their car from starting if they detect even very low levels of alcohol. They also send the data back to the Motor Vehicle Administration, which can result in negative consequences.
Do Not Panic. We Can Help.
While the stakes are high for those facing their second or third DUI charges, the consequences are not inevitable. Our experienced criminal trial lawyers know how to get the best possible results in DUI cases.
We will investigate your case very closely to uncover whether the police or prosecutors have made mistakes. If so, we will demand that your charges are thrown out or reduced. If this is not an option, we will work diligently to minimize the consequences of your arrest, keeping you informed of your options every step of the way. To discuss your case with an attorney for free, send us an email or call 301-579-3429. To have the best chance of keeping your driving privileges, it is important to contact us as soon as possible after your arrest.