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Bel Air DUI & Traffic Violation Lawyer

Protecting your right to drive in Maryland

If you or a family member has been charged with or arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), a Bel Air DUI lawyer from Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered is ready to represent you. We counsel you on your legal options, prepare your defense and navigate you through the DUI process.

In Maryland, you can be prosecuted for driving while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration of .07 or higher, and the more serious offense of driving under the influence at .08 or above.

What happens to your driver’s license with a DUI?

If you are charged with a DUI, you have 10 days to request your Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration hearing. You will be issued a temporary license while you wait for your court date. If you don’t apply for a hearing, you could lose your license. At this hearing, there is a chance that your suspension could be eliminated.

DUI Penalties

A DUI can result in the following penalties for a first offense:

  • License revocation
  • Fines up to $1,000
  • Up to one year in jail
  • 12 points on your driving record

A DUI can result in the following penalties for a second offense:

  • License revocation
  • Fines up to $2,000
  • Up to two years in prison
  • 12 points on your driving record

Other traffic violations

In addition to DUI and DWI charges, the DUI attorneys in Bel Air, MD at Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered handle all traffic matters from minor infractions to more serious offenses, including:

  • Speeding
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • Negligent driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Moving violations
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Driving without insurance

Experienced representation for your Bel Air DUI charges and traffic violations

If you have been charged or arrested for DWI or charged with a traffic violation, call Schlaich & Thompson, Chartered at 410-838-0004 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our Bel Air DUI lawyers offer free consultations for criminal law matters, traffic violations and personal injury cases.

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