If you are arrested for DUI in Maryland, he faces strict laws, and threatens their freedom, their finances and their future. Unlike previous years, prosecutors in Illinois now take more stringent measures on the enforcement of DUI. Judges also are being tougher in its judgment. Obtaining legal representation is desirable.
DUI is a misdemeanor offense known as a Class A, but can be a felony if there are aggravating factors. Class A misdemeanor carries a possible maximum sentence of 364 days in jail, a fine of $ 2,500.00 and other conditions, such as community service. Many offenders receive a period of supervision the first time but are hit with heavy fines, treatment programs alcohol abuse or substance and a suspension of your driving privileges.
There are additional consequences. A DUI arrest can result in confiscation or seizure of the vehicle he was operating. If you are convicted, you will have to carry a high risk auto insurance and much more expensive, for a period of at least 3 years. If you are convicted of a second or subsequent DUI, there are phrases mandatory jail time.
If there was a passenger in the vehicle under the age of 16, or if there were open alcohol in the vehicle, the penalties increase. Different and stricter laws apply to children under 21 years old. In addition, the penalties increase if there was an accident with personal injury.
A lawyer may be able to negotiate a settlement of your case will diminish some of the negative effects mentioned above. A lawyer can discuss and obtain an exception to its legal suspension of your driver’s license that allows restricted driving privileges.