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The consequences of a first-offense DUI or DWI in Maryland

| Nov 13, 2019 | dui/dwi

Everyone can make mistakes from time to time. While it’s easy to have a drink and mistakenly believe that you are within the legal driving limit, taking such a risk can be a mistake that poses a danger to yourself and the public.

This is why there are penalties for those who are found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .07% or higher. If you have been accused of driving under the influence in Maryland for the first time, you should take the time to understand the possible consequences.

What is the difference between a DUI and DWI in Maryland?

DWI refers to driving while impaired. This is a less serious charge than a DUI, which refers to driving under the influence. A driver in Maryland can be charged with a DWI when their BAC is between .07% and .08%. A driver in Maryland can be charged with a DUI when their BAC is over .08%.

What are the consequences of being charged with a DWI?

If you are charged with a DWI, and you have never before been subject to charges relating to driving under the influence, you could face up to two months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

What are the consequences of being charged with a DUI?

Being charged with a first offense DUI could result in up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

You should take swift action if you want to defend yourself after being accused of driving while intoxicated in Maryland.