Call now for a no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation.
410-713-4465

A DUI brings risks to Maryland college students' futures

University students in Maryland may face a wide range of risks as a result of a DUI arrest. Driving under the influence is a serious crime in Maryland, and penalties can be steep. 

If you are a college student and you are facing a DUI charge and conviction, it is time to craft a strategy to mitigate the potential risks to your future. 

Maryland and DUI laws

Especially if you are a student from outside the state, you may not know the potential penalties your DUI charge sets you up for. The state enacted new drunk driving laws in 2016, which included increased penalties. For example, depending on various factors, DUIs get classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony crime. This is a very important distinction because felony DUI charges carry more serious long-term consequences. If you were speeding in excess of 20 mph over the posted limit, or if you had a blood alcohol content of 0.20 percent or higher, you may face felony charges, which can include jail time.

Other issues to consider

Reducing the costs to your long-term future is a primary concern after a DUI, especially as a college student. You may be asking yourself if your DUI will affect not only your personal record in terms of driving but also your academic record at school. What types of disciplinary action might you face from your school? In addition, your DUI may bring with it civil and criminal penalties. Plus, you are now in the legal system, and this likely will require some professional assistance.

If you drove drunk and got a DUI, this is no time to take chances with your future. One course of action is to contact a professional attorney who works with college students facing DUI charges. A good defense is often the first step to ensuring that your academic and career future continues to unfold smoothly.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us To Discuss Your Options

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get In Touch

Salisbury Office
208 Calvert Street
P.O. Box 33
Salisbury, MD 21801

Toll Free: 866-242-3785
Phone: 410-713-4465
Salisbury Law Office Map

Ocean City Office
9307 Chesapeake Drive
Unit D5904
Ocean City, MD 21842

Map & Directions

  • We offer free consultations for criminal cases, And we accept multiple payment methods, including MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
  • Spanish-language translation services are available / Servicios del intĂ©rprete disponibles.