Howard County DUI Attorneys
Protect Your Future with Help From Scheuerman Law, LLC
Facing a DUI charge can be a daunting experience, but you don't have to face it alone. At Scheuerman Law, LLC, we provide trusted, robust DUI defense services. Our dedicated team of attorneys employs their extensive experience and nuanced understanding of the law to guide you through this challenging time, helping safeguard your rights and future.
Our firm offers the following DUI defense services:
- First Time DUI
- Multiple DUI
- Drug DUI
- Out of State DUI
- Underage DUI
- Felony DUI
With a cumulative legal experience of 50 years, we have an established track record of achieving favorable outcomes in courts across Howard County. We stand resolute in our commitment to our clients, fiercely advocating on their behalf both inside and outside the courtroom.
If you were charged with a DUI in Howard County, reach out to our firm online or call (410) 630-4274 to discuss your case and begin building your defense.
Understanding DUI Penalties in Maryland
In Maryland, DUI penalties can be severe, escalating with each successive offense. For a first-time offender, penalties may include a sentence of up to one year in jail and a fine that can reach $1,000. For a second offense, the potential jail time doubles to a maximum of two years, with fines increasing to $2,000. A third offense carries even graver consequences, as you could face up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Felony DUI Charges
Should the third DUI offense occur within a 10-year period, the charges escalate to felony DUI. Other circumstances that can result in a felony DUI charge include causing an accident that injures others, driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.20% or higher, exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph, or having passengers in the vehicle who are 14 years old or younger.
Understanding that a DUI conviction can have long-lasting implications for your record is important. In Maryland, a DUI will remain on your driving record for five years. Protecting your future starts with a strong defense today. If you're facing DUI charges, reach out to us at Scheuerman Law, LLC, for dedicated legal support.
Maryland's Implied Consent Law
In Maryland, the implied consent law comes into play when law enforcement pulls someone over on suspicion of a DUI and requests a breathalyzer, blood, or urine test. Implied consent laws presume drivers have consented to these tests if they are suspected of driving under the influence. This is a crucial distinction from field sobriety tests, such as walking in a straight line or standing on one leg, which you are not legally required to submit to.
Should you refuse, your driver's license can be suspended for 120 days for a first-time refusal, and if you refuse again within the next two (2) years, you could face a 1-year suspension.
It's important to understand these distinctions and the potential consequences as you navigate a DUI charge. While you are under no obligation to submit to field sobriety tests, refusing a breathalyzer test as per Maryland's implied consent law can result in immediate penalties.
Why Choose Our Firm?
We understand that facing DUI charges is scary, and you may fear that dedicated legal counsel is out of reach. With this in mind, our approach to legal advocacy couples tenacious representation with affordability. Furthermore, our Howard County DUI attorneys have experience in and out of the courtroom, both negotiating plea deals and representing clients in jury trials.
If you or a loved one was arrested for DUI, your first call should be to secure legal representation. Scheuerman Law, LLC, is prepared to bring you committed legal counsel today. When you hire us to help fight your DUI charges, we make your best interests our priority.
Request a free consultation with our firm by calling (410) 630-4274 or contact us online.
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