DUI charges are usually considered misdemeanors in Maryland, but under certain circumstances, a person may be charged with a felony DUI.

If you have been arrested for or charged with a DUI, your charge could be upgraded to a felony if:

  • Your BAC level was higher than 0.20%
  • You had an underage passenger in the car at the time of your arrest
  • You caused a serious accident that injured another person or caused a fatality
  • You were exceeding the speed limit by 20 miles or more

Those convicted with a felony DUI face harsher punishments such as steep fines, lengthier jail times, higher insurance rates and even permanent license suspension.

If you have been charged with a felony DUI, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and worried about what this could mean for you and your future. Having a felony DUI conviction on your criminal record could drastically limit your employment opportunities. Don’t let a DUI felony charge cast a long shadow on the rest of your life. Fight back.  As a Baltimore Maryland DUI lawyer, I am not afraid to defend you all the way to court, if necessary.


If you are convicted of a felony offense, you will suffer more than just criminal penalties. Having a felony on your record will cause you to lose the following civil rights:

  • Your right to become an elector
  • Your right to vote
  • Your right to hold public office
  • Your right to run for office
  • Your right to have firearms

You will also be disqualified from serving on a jury for seven years.

Many occupational consequences will also occur.  To begin, you will likely lose your professional license or permit. Employers often ask applicants whether they have been convicted of a crime, but there are certain restrictions on their use of criminal histories for employment purposes.

It may be very difficult to rebuild your life after being convicted of a felony criminal offense. For example, convicted felons are also generally prohibited from adopting children or becoming foster parents.  Many foreign officials do not allow the entrance of individuals with felony convictions on their record to enter their country and therefore, your travel opportunities will be severely limited.

It is important to hire experienced representation from my firm to fight prosecution if you are faced with a felony criminal charge.


When a client comes to me for help with a felony DUI charge, I, Mark A. Epstein, Attorney at Law, take immediate action in establishing the best defense strategies for their particular case. All DUI cases are different, which is why I offer all of my potential clients a free case evaluation in order to learn more about the details of their case.

When it comes to personalized and immediate attention, my firm is hard to beat. I make myself available to all of my clients 24/7 because I understand that there can be new and crucial case developments at any time of day. I have been defending the rights of those facing DUI charges for more than 30 years, which makes me a confident litigator and advocate both in and out of the court room.

For the affordable legal representation you need for your felony DUI case, contact my firm today.

Together, we can work towards a favorable case outcome.