Salisbury Felony DUI Defense Attorney
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If you are facing felony DUI charges in Maryland, William R. Hall, P.A. can help. We can provide you with the legal guidance you need and will work with you to develop a personalized strategy for your case. We will work hard to help you avoid the consequences of a conviction. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront costs to you. Our Salisbury felony DUI attorney can help you.
Types of Felony DUI in Maryland?
In general, a DUI becomes a felony in Maryland when certain aggravating factors are present. While the specific criteria can vary by state, some common factors that can elevate a DUI offense to a felony in many jurisdictions include:
- Multiple Offenses: A person who has been convicted of DUI multiple times within a certain period may face felony charges. The number of prior offenses required to trigger a felony DUI charge can vary by state.
- Prior Felony DUI: A previous conviction for a felony DUI offense may result in subsequent DUI offenses being charged as felonies, even if the new offense would typically be classified as a misdemeanor.
- Serious Bodily Injury or Death: If a DUI-related incident causes serious bodily injury or death to another person, the offense may be charged as a felony, regardless of prior convictions.
- Child Endangerment: Driving under the influence with a child passenger in the vehicle can lead to enhanced charges and potential felony classification.
Felony DUI Penalties in MD
The penalties for felony DUI in Maryland are more severe compared to misdemeanor DUI charges. The specific consequences can vary based on the circumstances and the judge's discretion, but the following penalties are generally applicable:
- Incarceration: A conviction for felony DUI can result in imprisonment for up to three years for each offense. The actual sentence imposed may depend on various factors, including the number of prior DUI convictions, the blood alcohol content (BAC) level at the time of arrest, and any aggravating factors present.
- Fines: The fines for felony DUI in Maryland can be substantial. The amount may range from several thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the specific circumstances of the case and any enhancements related to prior convictions or other factors.
- License Suspension: A felony DUI conviction in Maryland will typically lead to a lengthy driver's license suspension. The period of suspension can be up to five years or more, and the convicted individual may need to meet certain requirements or complete an alcohol treatment program to have their driving privileges reinstated.
- Ignition Interlock Device (IID): After the completion of the license suspension period, individuals convicted of felony DUI may be required to install an IID in their vehicle at their expense. An IID is a breathalyzer device that prevents the car from starting if alcohol is detected on the driver's breath.
- Probation: The court may impose probationary terms as part of the sentence. These terms can include regular check-ins with a probation officer, mandatory alcohol or drug counseling, random drug and alcohol testing, and adherence to any other conditions set by the court.
Why Choose William R. Hall, P.A. for Your Felony DUI Defense?
Our Salisbury felony DUI attorney can provide you with the legal representation you need. We have handled hundreds of cases and have a proven track record of success. Mr. Hall has extensive experience with DUI cases and has handled thousands of cases in the criminal justice system. We will work with you to build a strong defense for your case and will fight to help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with felony DUI charges.
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