MDMA DUI? Know Your Rights.
Just because you don’t have any alcohol in your system doesn’t mean you cannot be charged with a DUI. In fact, driving under the influence of any mind-altering substance can lead to serious consequences if law enforcement can prove you were impaired at the time of your arrest.
The Effects of MDMA on Your Driving
MDMA is also known as “ecstasy” or “molly”. It’s a drug that increases the levels of dopamine and decreases the levels of serotonin in your brain. This leads to feelings of euphoria and an unregulated mood. Users also report an increased sensitivity to touch-related stimuli, sensitivity to light, a loss of muscle coordination, blurred vision, dry mouth, and an increase in body temperature.
As you drive, these effects can lead to serious danger for you as the driver as well as other people on the road. This is why DUIs aren’t just for alcohol and it’s also why a non-alcohol related DUI offense is just as severe as an alcohol DUI.
MDMA DUI Cases are Serious
The state of Maryland punishes DUI severely. Along with fines, possible license suspension, and the possibility of jail time, you will also be required to a have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, if convicted for a DUI.
Now, you may be wondering why you would have an interlock ignition device installed if your conviction had nothing to do with alcohol. According to a new law recently put into effect, a DUI conviction will require participation in the Ignition Interlock Program regardless of the circumstances of the case.
These harsher penalties for DUI convictions are a result of Noah’s law. Ultimately, the increase is severity for DUI cases mean’s you’ll need a trusted DUI attorney in Maryland who can help you with your case.
Albers & Associates Can Protect You
If you’re facing DUI charges in the state of Maryland, you need a Maryland MDMA DUI attorney who has the experience required to ensure you get a favorable outcome for your case.
If you have questions about how our team can help you with your case, schedule a free consultation with us so that we can answer your questions and assess the specifics of your situation.
Will I Lose My License?
You might. Depending on the type of license you have and whether or not you are convicted, your license may be suspended or even revoked depending on the circumstances of your charges. However, even being charged with a DUI can result in the suspension of your license, which can affect your life substantially.
Will I Lose My Job?
It depends on your job. At the time of your arrest, the police officer will confiscate your license and provide you with a paper license that you can use until your MVA Hearing. However, for people who hold commercial driver’s licenses, also known as CDLs, this will not replace the license you need to do your job. So, until the charges are cleared, you will not be able to work. Getting on the phone with a lawyer as soon as humanly possible is essential for your continued employment.
Am I Going to Jail?
You might. If you are found guilty of a DUI, particularly if this is your second or third offense, you may face jail time. One possible outcome of DUI court proceedings, a Probation Before Judgment, can be sought. If you are able to secure a PBJ, you will be able to avoid going to jail.