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Ocean City DUI Lawyers

Arrested for DUI in Ocean City, MD? –

Were you arrested for DUI while visiting Ocean City? You’re not alone. Ocean City is one of the top tourist destinations on the East Coast, and the population of approximately 7,000 swells to more than 325,000 most weekends during the summer. Local law enforcement takes a tough stance against drunk driving, with frequent DUI checkpoints and patrols. The Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office vigorously prosecutes DUI cases, and boasts of one of the highest conviction rates in the state. If your Ocean City vacation ended with flashing police lights and a DUI charge, call The Law Office of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC for help.

When you call , you will connect with a trusted and experienced Ocean City criminal defense attorney of The Law Office of Thomas Maronick Jr LLC. For years, we have been representing DUI defense clients all around Maryland. From Baltimore to the shoreline, our clients trust us to make certain they are respected by the criminal justice system – and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which may automatically suspend a driver’s license after a DUI arrest.

Contact us now to begin working on your defense case. We take calls 24/7.

Penalties for a DUI Conviction

A driver in Maryland can be charged with a DUI if they are operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 or more. A driver with a BAC level over 0.00 and who is driving dangerously or recklessly can be charged with driving while impaired (DWI). Both crimes are prosecuted adamantly and can bring severe consequences upon conviction.

Someone convicted of a DUI or DWI might be sentenced with:

  • Jail or prison time
  • High fines
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) installation

The penalties associated with a conviction increase with the severity of the crime. Your DUI or DWI charge will escalate depending on your reported BAC level, your driving record, and whether or not someone was hurt due to your driving prior to arrest.

Chemical Testing to Determine BAC Levels

When you are pulled over by police for a DUI, they may ask you to take a chemical test to record your BAC level. Any chemical test they state to be “mandatory” should be taken. If you refuse a mandatory sobriety test, then your driver’s license will be suspended immediately. This is an administrative penalty managed by the DMV and the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA).

You should also be aware that blood tests require a warrant before the police can conduct a blood draw. Most drivers do not know about this recent legal change. You may want to ask to see a warrant before you allow a blood test. Without one, you can legally refuse the test without consequence.

We Are Here to Defend Your Freedoms –

No one expects to be arrested for a DUI or DWI, but it happens all the time. Know that you are not alone during this trying and confusing time. Contact our Ocean City DUI attorneys as soon as you can, ideally using your first phone call in jail to reach us. We will act quickly to come to your defense, challenging the opposition at every turn.

Why We're The Top Choice

  • 40+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Seasoned in Multiple Practice Areas to Solve Some of the Most Complex Legal Problems
  • Highly Rated & Awarded in Our Field
  • Educating Clients Through the Legal Process and Providing Viable Options & Recommendations
  • Completely Transparent with Our Clients & Always Offering Honest Suggestions for Your Case
  • Featured in Numerous News & Professional Outlets as Thought Leaders in the Criminal Defense Field
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