Getting charged with a DUI is serious business whether it’s your first offense or your third. During this stressful time, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stress of it all. You probably have some frightening questions swirling around in your head, but before you panic, we’re here to help you. The three biggest questions that we get in regards to DUI cases are as follows.
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Will I Go to Jail?
The threat of prison is enough to cause major concern for most people. It’s understandable that you would be worried about this following a DUI arrest. Though jail time can certainly be one of the penalties for a DUI conviction, there are many steps that occur before that. For example, you may be found “Not Guilty”. Additionally, you may be able to obtain a PBJ, or probation before judgment. A PBJ will ensure that you serve probation and pay for the crime you committed without going to jail. Talk to a DUI lawyer in Maryland to find out which option is best for you.
Will I Lose My Job?
That depends on your job and the outcome of your case. For example, if you hold a commercial driver’s license, then it is much more likely that you will lose your job over a DUI as opposed to being an office-based professional. Even getting charged with a DUI is enough to have your CDL temporarily revoked while the details of your case are reviewed. However, getting convicted of a DUI won’t look good to potential employers or even potential landlords. It may be harder to get a loan for a house you want to buy. All in all, having a DUI on your record will cause you many problems down the line. It’s best to fight the charges with everything you have.
Will I Lose My License?
It’s entirely fair to be concerned about the loss of your license. After all, a moving violation of this caliber carries a lot of points with it. To answer this question, you must take into account whether or not you have existing points on your license. To have your license suspended, you need 8-11 points. With 12 or more points on your license, your license will be revoked.
What Do I Do Now?
If you’re facing DUI charges in the state of Maryland, you need to contact The Law Office of Ross W. Albers right away. We can help assess your situation and answer any other questions that you may have. Contact us for more information on DUI charges and set up your free legal consultation today.