Annapolis Aggravated DUI Charge Attorneys

The punishment for driving under the influence is severe enough. The criminal penalties and collateral consequences increase drastically when compounded by factors such as excessive intoxication, DUI with a child on board or causing a serious accident. Charges of aggravated DUI demand a sophisticated defense by attorneys who can challenge the basis for arrest.

Strong Representation For High-Stakes Drunk Driving Cases

At the Annapolis law firm of Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, you are represented by experienced criminal defense lawyers who have successfully defended aggravated DUI cases. We know how to attack the underlying evidence of DUI as well as the aggravating factors that raise the potential penalties. Our legal team will fight for you and position you for the best outcome for your circumstances. Contact us day or night for a free consultation.

Aggravated DUI And Aggravating Factors At Sentencing

A simple DUI may be charged as aggravated DUI for any of the following:

  • A drunk driving accident that results in serious injury to another driver, passenger or pedestrian
  • Excessive blood-alcohol content above .15 percent (twice the legal limit)
  • Transporting a child or minor under the age of 18

Possible punishment for an aggravated DUI may include a six-month license suspension, fines up to $1,000, possible jail time, alcohol treatment and/or an ignition interlock on your car at your expense.

Other aggravating circumstances that may escalate the criminal penalties or administrative license sanctions for DUI include:

  • Prior DUI convictions (including underage offenses or a DWI in another state)
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the limit while intoxicated
  • Suspended license or no license
  • Hit-and-run (leaving the scene of an accident)

Causing a fatal accident while driving drunk elevates a DUI to a felony offense of vehicular manslaughter.

Fighting Back Against DUI Allegations

Attorneys Gill Cochran and Mandeep Chhabra have more than 60 years of collective experience and frequently collaborate to strategize our clients' DUI defense. We examine all the facts in each case, from probable cause for the initial traffic stop to the Breathalyzer evidence, to find opportunities for dismissal or reduction of charges, mitigated penalties or grounds to take the case to trial.

For a free consultation to discuss your specific scenario with experienced Annapolis aggravated DUI charge lawyers, call Cochran and Chhabra, LLC, toll free at 888.268.5515 or contact us online. We are available 24/7 and often meet with clients in the middle of the night. We serve clients in Annapolis, Baltimore and throughout Maryland, including Naval Academy personnel.

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