When you’re found guilty of a Maryland DUI, you face two months to five years of jail time and up to $5,000 in fines. The variation depends on factors like your previous driving history, DUI history, and the circumstances of your current case. The punishment for DUI increases each time you have a subsequent conviction.
For example, if you are a repeat DUI offender who was arrested for a new DUI while transporting a minor child, your jail time could be five years plus an extension of several years or more for your compounding factors. DUI offenders tend to receive the maximum possible penalties when they put children at risk, hurt other people, cause catastrophic crashes, and continue to re-offend.