Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Maryland Car Accident Lawyers: Tougher Penalties for Drunk Driving

Drivers who have had one too many will face tougher penalties under a new law that went into effect on October 1, 2015. The law, which passed unanimously in Maryland’s General Assembly earlier this year, follows a scathing review by WalletHub investigators, which ranked Maryland as the fifth most lenient state in terms of DUI enforcement. Drunk drivers involved in deadly crashes will now face a minimum license suspension of six months for their first offense and one year for subsequent offenses. First time offenders with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher will have their license revoked for one year. If these drivers are caught a second time, they will lose their license forever. The law also expands on existing penalties for intoxicated drivers involved in non-lethal vehicle wrecks. Drivers will now have their licenses revoked for up to six months depending on their level of intoxication and the number of prior offenses. Last year, 141 lives were lost on Maryland roads due t

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