Based on an article from wboc.com, a proposed bill would require residents of Maryland who are convicted of three or more DUIs to have a special yellow license plate that reads “DUI.” The Prince George’s County lawmaker backing the bill feels that drivers should be aware of repeat Maryland DUI offenders on the road.
The bill would also mandate the plates for five years following the third DUI conviction. Maryland officials indicated that there are 2,029 drivers in the state who would be required to have the plates should the bill pass. Officials from AAA mid-Atlantic told members of the House Judiciary Committee that other states have recently been adopting similar measures.
Similar bills have been proposed in the past, but have failed to win approval. Many still feel that this bill could have embarrassing and excessive repercussions for those convicted of multiple DUIs. The new bill could also make it difficult for those with the DUI license plate to find employment and could lead to unnecessary social alienation.
A DUI or DWI conviction can include of possible jail time, large fines, license suspension and large increases in auto insurance coverage. If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI in Maryland or Washington D.C. you should find an aggressive DUI defense attorney in Maryland who can help you with your case. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC can provide the skilled legal counsel necessary to help you keep your license and your job following a DUI charge. Contact our offices at (866) 444-6363 for a free and confidential consultation of your case.
Source report: http://www.wboc.com/Global/story.asp?S=11901299