Some people in Maryland may not think that a DUI charge is a big deal. After all, most DUI charges are misdemeanors, at least for first-time offenders, right? So, perhaps they think, what's the worst that could happen? A term of probation? A "slap on the wrist?" It is a mistake to think of DUI charges like this. Besides a criminal conviction and a restriction of liberty, you may be facing a consequence that has an even greater impact, for an even longer period of time: a driver's license suspension.
At first, it can be hard for a criminal defendant who is facing DUI charges to imagine the difficulty of not being able to drive when and where they please. How will you get to work? How will you get to the grocery store? Will you be able to get your kids where they need to go on time?
When Maryland residents are facing DUI charges, they need to realize the impact that a conviction can have on their driving record. Besides a driver's license suspension, it may be harder to get insurance, even when you get your driver's license back. Your employment prospects may be limited if you attempt to seek a job that requires a clean driving history.
At our law firm, we understand the impact that a DUI conviction can have on a Maryland resident's life. It goes beyond just the difficulty, expense and embarrassment of facing the criminal charges in court. The results of a conviction can impact a wide swath of activities in life due to a driver's license suspension. For more information about how our law firm might be able to help you fight against the negative impact of a DUI conviction and driver's license suspension, please visit our website.