So, you made a bad decision and you drove under the influence (DUI), with a blood alcohol level (BAC) greater than .08% (.02% if you’re under 21). Now, you’re facing a DUI charge and you don’t know where to turn. Hiring a lawyer to represent you in court is your best chance at lowering the penalties associated with the infraction.
If you are facing a DUI or DWI ticket in Baltimore Maryland, contact attorney Randolph Rice at 410-288-2900 or email the office to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Randolph Rice is a Super Lawyer – Maryland Rising Star, ranked 10 out of 10 by Avvo and is Lead Counsel Rated.
What are the penalties for a DUI ticket in Baltimore?
A DUI is a serious offense and the penalties are severe. If this is your first DUI, the penalties can include:
- 12 points marked on your license, which causes the revocation (suspension) of your driver’s license for a minimum of 6 months
- A monetary fine of $1,000 ($2,000 for a second offense)
- Up to a year in prison (up to 2 years for a second offense)
There are also mandatory sentences if you have had a DUI or DWI in the past 5 years. You are considered a repeat offender if you’ve had more than one violation. If this is not your first offense, you face more severe penalties. Your license will be suspended for one year. Then, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle(s) for 1 year.
Choosing a Lawyer to Represent You in Court for Your DUI
Hiring an attorney to represent you in court has its benefits. An attorney experienced in representing DUI ticket cases will know the court system and may be able to bargain a plea deal. If this is not your first offense, it is even more important to hire a lawyer.
When choosing a lawyer it’s important to choose one that you are comfortable with and trust. You must be able to share all the facts regarding your DUI ticket in order for the attorney to accurately represent you in court. Additionally, you should choose a lawyer that has experience in similar cases. You’ll want to ask about previous clients the lawyer represented and the outcome of those cases. A lawyer should offer a free consultation to discuss any questions you may have. Lastly, discuss any and all fees associated with the legal services being provided.
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI ticket in Baltimore, the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC can help. It’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to be provided with the best defense.
Contact DUI Attorney Rice in Baltimore, MD for a DUI ticket.
G. Randolph Rice, Jr. is a Super Lawyer who can provide you with legal representation in court while you are fighting your DUI, or other violations.
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the law offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC provide a range of legal services, including DUI ticket representation, criminal defense, personal injury law, and medical malpractice lawsuits. To set up a free consultation and to find out your options, call the office at 1(410) 228-2900. For driving directions to the office, check out Google Places. To learn more about the services the office can provide, you can also visit their official website.