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Maryland DUI Laws First Offense – Maryland Drunk Driving Lawyer – G. Randolph Rice, Jr.

Maryland DUI Laws First Offense

What will happen when you go to Court for a DUI in Maryland.  If it is your first offense DUI in Maryland, the following maximum penalties apply.  If you need a lawyer for a DUI in Maryland, call attorney Randolph Rice at 410-288-2900 or email the office for immediate legal help and to schedule a FREE consultation.

Q: What are the Maryland DUI Laws for a First Offense?

Answer: The following list provides the maximum penalties for a first offense DUI in Maryland.  Look at your citations and find the transportation section you are charged with and then find in the list below.

  • 21-902(a)(1) driving while under the influence of alcohol:
    • Fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both.
  • 21-902(a)(2) driving while under the influence of alcohol per se:
    • Fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both.
  • 21-902(a)(3) driving while under the influence of alcohol while transporting a minor:
    • Fine of not more than $2000 or imprisonment for not more than 2 years or both.
  • 21-902(b)(1) driving while impaired by alcohol
    • Fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both.
  • 21-902(b)(2) driving while impaired by alcohol while transporting a minor:
    • Fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months of both.
  • 21-902(c)(1) driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol:
    • Fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 2 months or both.
  • 21-902(c)(3) driving while impaired by drugs or drugs and alcohol while transporting a minor:
    • Fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both.
  • 21-902(d)(1) driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance (CDS):
    • Fine of not more than $1000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both.
  • 21-902(d)(2) driving while impaired by controlled dangerous substance (CDS) while transporting a minor:
    • Fine of not more than $2000 or imprisonment for not more than 2 years or both.

Q: Is DUI in Maryland a Misdemeanor of Felony?

A: DUI in Maryland is classified as a misdemeanor.

If you have been charged with DUI in Maryland, call attorney Randolph Rice, at 410-288-2900 for immediate legal help.

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