Carroll County DUI Attorney Randolph Rice

Carroll County DUI Attorney

DO you have DUI charges and you are looking for a Carroll County DUI attorney? Attorney Randolph Rice is a seasoned DUI and DWI defense attorney in Carroll County, Maryland. Everyone makes mistakes in life, a DUI is nothing more than a mistake and we can help defend you against that mistake.

At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we understand that people make mistakes. We are compassionate Carroll County DUI attorneys that will protect your rights and freedom after a DUI arrest. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options.

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About the Carroll County DUI Attorney Randolph Rice

Randolph Rice is known throughout the Maryland courts as a tough trial attorney. He is not afraid to try a DUI case before a judge or jury. He will fight his hardest for your case and will do everything in his power to make sure you get the best outcome in your DUI case. Mr. Rice is a former prosecutor that has handled thousands of DUI and DWI cases in Maryland.

Mr. Rice is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore County Bar Association and the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association. In addition to his memberships, his ranking with Avvo is a 10 out 10 Superb. Mr. Rice is Lead Counsel Rated and consistently ranked a one of the best DUI attorneys in Maryland.

The Process of a Carroll County Maryland DUI

A DUI arrest starts with a police officer making a traffic stop or responding to an accident. In the case of a traffic stop, the officers in Carroll County are looking for traffic violations. They must have reasonable articulable suspicion that a driver has committed an offense. Police officers are trained to look for drunk drivers in Carroll County. Some of those clues officer s are looking for are speeding, following too closely and erratic driving.

Once they stop a driver, the are searching for signs of impairment. Those may be the smell of alcohol, slurred speech or fumbling of documents. If the officer believes the driver has alcohol in their system, he will ask them to perform field sobriety tests. These test include the horizontal gaze and nystagmus test, walk and turn test and the one leg stand.

If the officer detects clues from these tests, then they have the option to arrest the driver. Once the driver is arrested, they are taken to the police station or barracks for processing and an alcohol concentration test. Each driver will be offered a breath of blood test. This test can be used as evidence against the driver. If a driver refuses to take the test or the results are about 0.08, the driver may face administrative penalties.

DUI Defense Attorney in Carroll County Maryland

District Court of Maryland for Carroll County
District Court of Maryland for Carroll County

A proper DUI defense consists of action or tasks completed by the charged driver between the stop and the trial date. An experienced Carroll County DUI attorney will assign a series of accomplishments for the client to complete. The Law Offices of Randolph Rice schedules free consultations with all new DUI clients. At that meeting, the client is interviewed and we begin to develop a defense and strategy for their case.

If you’ve been charged with DUI in Carroll County, Maryland, including Westminster, Taneytown, Manchester, or Finksburg. Call our office today at 410.288.2900 to schedule a free consultation.

Penalty for a Carroll County DUI

DUI penalties in Carroll County can be severe, for a first offense DUI, the maximum penalty is 1 year in jail and or a $1000 fine. For a second offense, the penalty increases to 2 years in jail and or a $2000 fine. First offense DUI defendants are eligible for a probation before judgment. Make sure you hire an experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney that can achieve that result in your case.

Offense1st Offense2nd Offense3rd or Subsequent OffenseMVA Point AssessmentMandatory Penalty
21-902(a)(1) Driving while under the influence of alcoholA fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or bothA fine of not more than $2,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or bothA fine of not more than $3,000, or imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or both12 PointsA person who is convicted of a violation of 21–902(a) within 5 years after a prior conviction is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days. A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under 21–902(a) within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days
21-902(a)(2) Driving while under the influence of alcohol per seA fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or bothA fine of not more than $2,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or bothA fine of not more than $3,000, or imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or both12 PointsA person who is convicted of a violation of 21–902(a) within 5 years after a prior conviction is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days. A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under 21–902(a) within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days
21-902(a)(3) Driving while under the influence of alcohol while transporting a minorA fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 2 years or bothA fine of not more than $3,000 or imprisonment for not more than 3 years or bothA fine of not more than $4,000 or imprisonment for not more than 4 years or both12 PointsA person who is convicted of a violation of 21–902(a) within 5 years after a prior conviction is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days. A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under 21–902(a) within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days
21-902(b)(1) Driving while impaired by alcoholA fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or bothA fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or bothA fine not exceeding $3,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both8 PointsN/A
21-902(b)(2) Driving while impaired by alcohol while transporting a minorA fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months or bothA fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or bothA fine of not more than $4,000 or imprisonment for not more than 4 years or both8 PointsN/A
21-902(c)(1) Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcoholA fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or bothA fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or bothA fine not exceeding $3,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both8 PointsN/A
21-902(c)(3) Driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol while transporting a minorA fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months or bothA fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or bothA fine of not more than $4,000 or imprisonment for not more than 4 years or both8 PointsN/A
21-902(d)(1) Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substanceA fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or bothA fine of not more than $2,000, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or bothA fine of not more than $3,000, or imprisonment for not more than 3 years, or both12 PointsA person who is convicted of a violation of 21–902(d) within 5 years after a prior conviction is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days. A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under 21–902(d) within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days
21-902(d)(2) Driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance while transporting a minorA fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 2 years or bothA fine of not more than $3,000 or imprisonment for not more than 3 years or bothA fine of not more than $4,000 or imprisonment for not more than 4 years or both12 PointsA person who is convicted of a violation of 21–902(d) within 5 years after a prior conviction is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 5 days. A person who is convicted of a third or subsequent offense under 21–902(d) within 5 years is subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of imprisonment for not less than 10 days
21-902.1 Driving after arrest for drunk drivingA fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or bothA fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or bothA fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both8 PointsN/A

Call the office today at 410.288.2900 for immediate DUI help in Carroll County, Maryland.

 

 

 

 

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