DUI Case Study

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A DUI arrest in the state of Maryland has serious implications. One 's blood alcohol content (BAC) plays a major role in determining fines, administrative penalties, and other punishments. At the Law Offices of Max D. Miller, P.A., in Bel Air, Maryland, DUI/traffic lawyer Max Miller has been serving clients throughout the state since 1976. Here he shares three important things to know about first-time DUI charges. There Is A Difference Between DUI & DWI: In Maryland, a DUI (Driving under the Influence) is issued when a driver 's BAC is over .08 percent, while a DWI (Driving while Intoxicated) is issued for cases where one 's BAC is between .04 and .08 percent. They are separate charges with different degrees of penalty. Attorney Miller…show more content…
dui/trafficFirst Offenses Come With Administrative Penalties: A first offense DUI will result in a driver losing his license for six months. You will only be able to have your license reinstated after successfully completing a drug and alcohol evaluation and subsequent treatment program. You may also have to have an interlock ignition device installed in your car; this issue is decided by the courts on a case by case basis. A first offense DWI has the same administrative penalties as a DUI. There Are Criminal Punishments For First Offenses: Through there is no mandatory minimum jail sentence, DWI and DUI charges have criminal consequences as well. For instance, if a driver was transporting a minor at the time of the arrest, jail time will likely be imposed (ranging from two months to two years, depending on the severity of the charge and the driver 's BAC). Fines of up to $500 for first time DWIs and up to $1000 for first time DUIs will be instituted; these fines will go up if a minor was present during the incident. Your DUI/traffic lawyer at the Law Offices of Max D. Miller, P.A., will help you make sense of the charges you 're facing. Call the Law Offices of Max D. Miller, P.A., at (410) 838-1165 to schedule a DUI/traffic consultation with Attorney Miller today. You can also visit him online to learn more about his background and other practice areas. Don 't face a first time DUI or DWI charge by yourself; get the legal help your case

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