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Drunk driving charges, driving privileges and your defense

Drunk driving charges, driving privileges and your defense

In our last blog post, we discussed how a study reports that Maryland has some of the weakest drunk driving penalties in the country. Even with that in mind, we must still impress the importance of a strong defense upon those who are facing drunk driving charges. We know that if you are facing drunk driving charges, you want to find out what the possible penalties will be. That all depends on the type of charge you are facing.

Even if you are facing a first-time drunk driving offense, you are still facing serious penalties. A conviction can negatively affect your driving record and can increase your insurance premium. Those penalties are also present in felony DUI cases, but with a felony conviction, you also have to worry about time in jail.

Another consideration is that your driving privileges are at risk. This is one aspect of being charged with a DUI that requires immediate action. From the date of your arrest, you only have 10 days to request a hearing about your driving privileges. Failing to request a hearing within that time means that you will lose your driving privileges.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you should take action quickly to get started on a defense. Not only do you have to deal with the Motor Vehicle Administration about your driver’s license, you also have to deal with the criminal side of the case. We can help you throughout every step of the way. We can explain your options and help you learn how each will affect you so you can decide what to do.

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