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Baltimore County DUI Lawyer

Baltimore County DUI Lawyer

Baltimore County DUI Lawyer

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A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI) by alcohol and/or drugs can be a serious and life changing experience.  If you have been charged with DUI or DWI in Baltimore County, you need to contact a Baltimore County DUI Lawyer as soon after the arrest as possible.  The clock starts ticking on the administrative and criminal consequences and you want to make sure you preserve and not waive important rights you have.  There are two tribunals you must face in any DUI or DWI charges in Baltimore County, Md; the MVA Administrative penalties and the criminal court penalties.

If you are convicted of a DUI or DWI in Baltimore County, Md, you could be facing the possibilities penalties of:

  • Court costs;
  • Fines;
  • Participation in Ignition Interlock Program;
  • MADD Programs;
  • Shock Trauma Education;
  • Community Service;
  • Jail (first offense can carry a maximum penalty of 1 year incarcerated);
  • Probation (supervised or unsupervised)
  • MVA points;
  • Loss of driving privilege or license;
  • Alcohol/Drug counseling and education;
  • Employment loss;
  • Prohibition from educational institutions;
  • Diminished reputation in the community;
  • A number of other penalties;

By hiring an experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable Baltimore County Md DUI lawyer, you are greatly increasing your chances of a positive outcome.  At the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, we have handed thousands of DUI and DWI cases for clients in Baltimore County, Md.  Our lead attorney and owner, G. Randolph Rice, Jr., is a former Assistant State’s Attorney.  His experience in the Courtroom as well with the Administrative Law Judges in the Office of Administrative Hearings has helped his clients resolve their DUI and DWI charges with the best possible outcome.

Maryland DUI & DWI Penalties

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

Unlike other criminal and traffic charges in Baltimore County, a DUI or DWI has collateral consequences that all clients must be aware of before making key decisions.  Make sure you hire a lawyer who appears in the Baltimore County District and Circuit Courts of a daily basis.

“Just because you’ve been charged with a crime doesn’t mean you’re a criminal.”G. Randolph Rice, Jr. Baltimore County DUI and DWI Lawyer

While each case is different, there are essential steps that must be followed by law enforcement as well as the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County to present a successful DUI DWI prosecution.  If the State or police miss just one of the key steps, then their case may fall apart and not be able to reach the standard of proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, to prove you guilty.

Baltimore County DUI Lawyer Questions

In addition to analyzing your case with “legal magnifying glass,” we will provide the advise and counsel you need to make the decisions along the way, such as:

  • Should I elect the ignition interlock?
  • Should I elect to have a MVA hearing?
  • Should I challenge the traffic stop?
  • Should I have a bench trial?
  • Should I elect a jury trial?
  • Should I accept the negotiated plea agreement?
  • Should I testify in my case?

These are some of the important questions and decisions you must make in the process. We will make sure you understand the pros and cons of each decision and help make the best possible one.

DUI and DWI charges all start in the District Court for the County in which they are charged.  If you are charged with a DUI or DWI in Baltimore County, you will have to appear in one of three District Courts:

Lawyer G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, offers free no-obligation consultations to all individuals charged with a DUI and DWI in Baltimore County, Md.  Mr. Rice has been ranked by CitySpur as one of Baltimore’s Top Ten Best DUI and DWI Defense Attorneys, let his experience go to work for you in the Courtroom.  A DUI or DWI conviction is too important to risk, hire a Baltimore County DUI lawyer that knows the Judges and the State’s Attorneys and can use his knowledge and experience to end in a favorable result.

Located on the eastside of Baltimore County, Md at:

Law Offices of Randolph Rice
6914 Holabird Avenue, Suite A
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

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Call Mr Rice directly at 410-288-2900 or email him for an immediate answer.  Are you charged and on your way to the police precinct or barracks.

You have the right to contact a lawyer for advise.  We are available 24/7 and can answer all of your DUI and DWI questions.

Call the office at 410-288-2900 for immediate help.

 

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