There are so many challenging potential consequences associated with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) conviction that those who have been accused of drunk driving may – very understandably – feel overwhelmed just thinking about them. Yet, it remains important to understand the consequences that may unfold if you’re facing DUI charges, as doing so will likely inspire you to fight back as hard as you can.
It is well-understood that if you are convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Maryland, you could be sentenced to a term of imprisonment and you could be compelled to pay steep fines. But did you also know that, even if you escape these particular consequences, you could lose the right to drive for an extended period of time?
License suspension and revocation
In Maryland, the severity of the consequences that someone facing DUI charges faces is dependent upon whether they have a history of DUI convictions and whether there are any aggravating factors that could influence the grading of any particular charges in question.
With no aggravating factors present, a first-offense DUI or DWI conviction could result in a six-month suspension of your license. A second DUI conviction could result in the suspension of your license for a full year, whereas a second DWI conviction could result in the suspension of your license for two full years.
By understanding all of the potential consequences that you could face if convicted of DUI charges in Maryland, you should be inspired to aggressively advocate on behalf of your rights and your freedom. If you’re still struggling to start “fighting back,” take some time to research the additional consequences of a criminal conviction to better understand the risks that you’re currently facing.