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What to Do for a Third DUI in Maryland | Jimeno & Gray, P.A.

Facing Penalties for a Third DUI in Maryland? An Anne Arundel County DUI Lawyer Can Help (Part B)

You could suffer administrative penalties as well as criminal penalties if convicted of a third DUI in Maryland. You can increase the chances your case will have a satisfactory outcome by consulting with an Anne Arundel County DUI lawyer. It is especially crucial that you seek the services of a lawyer because a conviction could affect your employment and insurance rates, among other significant things.

Administrative Penalties for a Third DUI in Maryland

The possible administrative penalties for a third DUI in Maryland are a maximum of $3,000 in fines or a maximum of $4,000 in fines if there was a minor in your vehicle when you were stopped. The fine for the conviction of a third DWI offense is a maximum of $500.

Criminal Penalties for a Third DUI in Maryland

The criminal penalties that you may face for a third DUI offense include the following:

  • a maximum of 3 years in jail;
  • a maximum of 4 years in jail if there was a minor in your vehicle when you were stopped; and
  • a suspension of your driver’s license for at least 18 months.

For a third DWI offense, you could be sentenced to a year in jail and have your license suspended for at least 60 days.

Maryland’s Look-Back Period

The courts in Maryland will review your driving record for the past 5 years to check for DUI convictions before counting your current conviction as your second or third offense. If this is your third in 5 years, the above-mentioned penalties will apply. 

Before you plead guilty and accept penalties, you should have an Anne Arundel County DUI lawyer review the facts of your case. Mistakes may have been made that could be in your favor. An attorney well-versed in law enforcement procedures and tactics will know what to look for and how to present your case in the best light possible.

Contact an Anne Arundel County DUI Lawyer

When you don’t take action to protect your rights after a Maryland DUI arrest or charge, you can lose them. The lawyer team from Jimeno & Gray, P.A., includes former Assistant State’s Attorneys who thoroughly understand and can harness the inner workings of the Maryland criminal justice system. To best protect your rights in the face of a serious criminal charge, contact us today for a consultation.