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Friday, November 1, 2019

Maryland gets tough on repeat drunk driving offenders

As we reported earlier in the year, Maryland has sought tougher penalties against those charged with multiple alcohol related driving offenses. Passed during the 2019 General Assembly session, and effective on October 1, 2019, the Repeat Drunk Driving Offenders Act, increases penalties for those charged not only with drunk driving but drugged driving as well.

Among other penalties, the act increases the maximum jail time for those convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence from three to five years.  The law now also doubles prison time from five to ten years for drivers with prior convictions.

The new law also includes heavier punishments for impaired drivers convicted of traveling with minors in the car with one year in jail for the first offense and two years for a second offense.

With criminal penalties getting tougher, it is vital that you contact an experienced defense attorney immediately if you are arrested for an alcohol related driving offense.

We have over twenty years of experience representing those charged with drunk driving. Call us today at 410-541-6DUI.


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