The consequences of drunk driving are bad enough the first time you were pulled over, but if you are facing a second or subsequent DUI charge, there is no excuse for not having experienced defense. Being charged with a repeat DUI offense means there is likely less room for leniency in the eyes of the law. At The Law Offices of Richard B. Rosenblatt, PC, we bring more than 20 years of experience to your case. After examining the details of your arrest and criminal processing, we will build an aggressive defense to protect your rights, your freedom and your future.
Contact our Montgomery County law firm at 301-637-0402 to schedule a consultation to discuss your defense options with an attorney skilled in repeat DUI defense.
Additional DUI Charges Could Mean Ignition Interlock Installation
In addition to increased fines, longer license suspension and the possibility of longer jail time, those who are convicted of a second DUI offense face the added penalty of an ignition interlock device (IID). Installation of an IID is required for anyone convicted of a second or subsequent DUI offense. This device must be installed in all of your vehicles (at your own expense), and requires you to blow into it before you drive. If the device detects any alcohol in your breath, your engine will not start.
When you work with The Law Offices of Richard B. Rosenblatt, PC, we're committed to preserving your driving privileges and your freedom. Our legal team will examine all the evidence in your case to determine what options you have. For example, if police did not have probable cause to stop you in the first place, or if your Breathalyzer machine was miscalibrated, we may be able to seek a reduction in charges or even dismissal of the case.
What About Second or Third DWI Charges?
Unlike most states, Maryland makes a distinction between DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while impaired). Those who are convicted a second or third time for DWI, defined as having a blood alcohol concentration of .07 percent, face increased penalties such as up to 120 days' license suspension for second offense, and up to 12 months' license suspension for a third offense. Both a second and third DWI conviction include the risk of up to a year's jail time as well, as opposed to the 60 days' jail time for a first offense.
Whatever the nature of your charges, now is the time for action. As your advocate, we'll build an aggressive criminal defense based upon the unique aspects of your case. Our top priority is to protect your constitutional rights and seek the best possible outcome.
Contact Our Experienced Repeat DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have a prior DUI conviction and now face additional drunk driving charges, do not leave your future to chance. Contact our firm online or by calling 301-637-0402 for a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Montgomery County and the state who face serious criminal charges.