Maryland DUI Lawyer -Have you been charged or issued tickets for DUI (driving while under the influence of alcohol) or DWI (driving while impaired by alcohol) in Maryland? Contact the Maryland DUI lawyer G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at 410-288-2900 or email the office for immediate DUI help.
Maryland DUI Lawyer
Attorney Randolph Rice is a former Assistant State’s Attorney and has been representing DUI clients in Maryland since 2009. He has handled thousands of DUI and DWI cases in Maryland. He currently represents clients charged with DUI in Baltimore City (Wabash, North Avenue, & Patapsco District Courts), Baltimore County (Catonsville, Towson, & Essex District Court), Harford County (Bel Air), Howard County (Ellicott City District Court), Anne Arundel County (Glen Burnie & Annapolis District Courts) and Worcester County (Snow Hill & Ocean City District Courts). Maryland DUI Lawyer Randolph Rice is ranked by Super Lawyer – Maryland Rising Star for multiple years, is Avvo 10 out of 10 ranked and is Lead Counsel Rated.
Call 410-288-2900 to schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your DUI charges.
DUI Penalties in Maryland – Maryland DUI Lawyer
Q: What is the penalty for a 1st offense DUI in Maryland.
A: The penalty for a 1st offense DUI in Maryland is a $1,000.00 fine and/or a 1 year in jail.
See Maryland DUI Lawyer Randolph Rice discuss the basics of a DUI in Maryland
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DUI vs. DWI
Q: What is the difference between a DUI and DWI in Maryland?
A: The difference between a DUI and DWI is one of degrees. The best way to look at the difference is the driver’s level of intoxication. If the Court believes you are over .08, the legal limit in Maryland, blood alcohol content (BAC) then they will proceed with a prosecution for DUI.
If they believe you were impaired by not under the influence, under .08 BAC, then the State may proceed on the DWI charge.
There is also a difference in the maximum penalties. A first offense DUI maximum penalty is a fine of $1,000.00 and 1 year in jail, or both.
The maximum penalty for a DWI in Maryland is a $500.00 fine and 60 days in jail, or both.
Who is the Best Maryland DUI Lawyer?
There is no scale or grading system. You want hire a lawyer that is experienced in the jurisdiction where you are charged. As you see above, I am experienced in 6 counties in Maryland. If the lawyer tells you he is experience in all Maryland counties, he is probably pulling your leg. Check the lawyer’s experience on Maryland Case Search. You should also meet with a number of lawyers and get a feel for each Maryland DUI Lawyer you meet. You want someone that is confident, but not promising you the world. If the lawyer tells you he can guarantee a specific outcome, then he is lying to you and you should move on to the next DUI lawyer.
We work in a world of probabilities. Based on a set of facts and what we know about the Judges and State’s Attorneys, we give probabilities of outcomes.
Let us review your case and explain how we can help you. Call 410-288-2900 for immediate legal help.
Where is the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC located?
We are located on the east side of Baltimore County. Please see the map below for directions to the office.