maryland dui penaltiesAre you facing DUI charges or DWI charges in the state of Maryland? Are you fearful of what a conviction or guilty plea will do to your job, family or academic status? Do not face these charges alone. Contact our MD DUI lawyers as they are very familiar with Maryland DUI penalties and the impact they can have on your life.

Our Laurel, Maryland DUI attorneys serve all of MD including the Clinton, Westminster, Crofton, La Plata, Greenbelt, Waldorf and Olney areas.

What are the penalties for a DUI/DWI in Maryland?

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Jail Up to 1 year (DUI); up to 2 months (DWI) Up to 2 years (DUI); up to 1 year (DWI) Up to 3 years
Fines and Penalties Up to $1,000 (DUI); up to $500 (DWI) Up to $2,000 (DUI); up to $500 (DWI) Up to $3,000
License Suspension Min 6 months (DUI & DWI) 1 year (DUI & DWI) 18 months min.
IID** Required No Yes Yes

Lookback Period: 5 years (Period of time that prior DUIs are relevant for sentencing.)

How much do you have to drink (BAC*) for a DUI/DWI in Maryland?

Under 21 .02%
21 or older .08% or higher (DUI) Between .04% and .08% (DWI)
Commercial .04%

** BAC = blood alcohol content

What if you refuse to take a chemical test in Maryland?

Maryland has an implied consent law. That means that if you refuse to submit to a chemical test you will be subject to a fine and automatic license suspension.

1st Offense 2d Offense 3rd Offense
Refusal to take test 120 day license suspension 1 year license suspension 1 year license suspension

Contact Our Annapolis DUI Defense Lawyers

Please feel free to contact our team of Upper Marlboro, Maryland DUI lawyers to discuss and learn how Maryland DUI penalties can impact your life. They offer free consultations.

They proudly serve all of Maryland including Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Chestertown, Chesapeake City, Dundalk, Elkton, Easton, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Laurel, Landover, Rockville, Salisbury, Silver Spring, Upper Marlboro, Cambridge, Easton, Odenton and Wheaton, MD.