A DUI in Maryland is a criminal charge that involves driving under the influence.
There are drug DUIs and alcohol-related DUIs. You can be arrested and charged with a DUI if your blood alcohol measures .08%. You can be charged for drug DUI if you operate or attempt to operate a vehicle and are “so far impaired” by a legal or illegal controlled substance that you unable to safely operate the vehicle.
A DUI is a more serious offense than a DWI. DWI means “driving while impaired.”
In almost all instances a conviction for a DUI is a misdemeanor. A DUI that involves alcohol is a misdemeanor. A DUI that involves drugs is a misdemeanor. A first or second or third conviction for a DUI is a misdemeanor. A DUI conviction that involves injuries is a misdemeanor.
Of course, the penalties for DUIs such as fines and the possibility of jail time increase if you are convicted of multiple DUIs.
However, in certain circumstances a DUI charge and conviction will be a felony. If a death occurs as a result of the impaired driving, then you will be charged with a felony.
If you’ve been charged with an Ocean City DUI, an Ocean City, Maryland DUI attorney can help. An Ocean City DUI lawyer will review your case to determine if the charges can be reduced or dismissed or whether a probation before judgment is possible. The attorneys at Maronick Law LLC have experience fighting Ocean City, Maryland DUI charges. The office is open during the pandemic and will continue to meet your Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Baltimore, Essex, Ocean City, Towson, White Marsh DUI legal needs. The consultation is free.
We can meet with you remotely if you have access to Zoom. You can contact Thomas Maronick on his cellphone at 202.288.0167, the law office at 410-881-4022 or through the website for a free consultation.