First-Time DUI Offenses
Since criminal law varies from state to state, it’s advisable to speak with your criminal defense attorney regarding the potential penalties upon conviction of a first-time DUI offense. In Maryland, for example, criminal law near Charles County provides for varying penalties depending on the defendant’s blood alcohol content (BAC). If your BAC was under 0.08 percent, you could be sentenced to 60 days in jail and a fine of $500. If your BAC was 0.08 percent or higher, you could be sentenced to up to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000.
Watch this video to hear more about criminal law as it applies to drunk driving convictions. It covers potential penalties such as license suspension or revocation, vehicle impoundment, and criminal records. This video also encourages viewers to contact an attorney at law right away after a DUI arrest.