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      Virginia DUI Lawyers

      Virginia DUI Lawyers

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        Serving residents of Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, Arlington County, Alexandria, City of Fredericksburg, City of Manassas Park, City of Manassas, City of Falls Church, Town of Vienna, Town of Herndon, Town of Occoquan, Town of Dumfries, and all of Virginia.

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        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

        Helping you fight back.

        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

        Helping you fight back.

        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

        Virginia DUI Lawyers

        Have you been charged with DUI in Virginia and do not know what to do next? This can be a very scary time for anyone facing the consequences of a DUI as they can be severe. You are looking at a criminal record, as well as potentially losing your license and more consequences. Our Virginia DUI lawyers are passionate about providing representation to the people in our community facing these types of charges.

        You may have been pulled over for one thing by a police officer that had nothing to do with DUI and during the encounter, been believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the officer decided to make an arrest. They can arrest someone under suspicion of DUI and then you’re left facing these life-changing consequences from a suspicion.

        In a lot of cases, clients are facing not just a DUI charge, but other moving violations, such as reckless driving or speeding. Sometimes, if you’re pulled over for speeding and raise the suspicions of the officer while you are driving a child, they can charge you with child endangerment.

        The state of Virginia is not lenient with these charges and does not permit any kind of program for someone to go through with a plea bargain. You are either going to face the consequences of a conviction or you can choose to fight with our Virginia DUI lawyers by your side to help protect your rights.

        We aim to give you help in these cases and help you understand what you are up against in your criminal charge. We have the resources and knowledge needed to thoroughly investigate your arrest and charges. If you want someone who will fight for you, please call us to set up a consultation right away.

        Virginia DUI Laws

        DUI stands for “driving under the influence” and it is a criminal offense in Virginia. Virginia has decided to make the distinction of driving under the influence instead of how other states categorize drunk driving as a DWI which stands for “driving while intoxicated.” They are, however, almost identical.

        There are five reasons why someone will be charged with DUI by a police officer and these are the five options that the officers and prosecutors have when charging you:

        • Driving with a BAC of .08% or higher
        • Driving while drunk/under the influence of alcohol
        • Driving while under the influence of any kind of drug
        • Driving while under the influence of a combination of alcohol and drugs
        • Driving while having a BAC level higher than the legal limit

        If you have been charged with a DUI, the charge was based on one of two things. Scientific evidence is the first way that you can be charged with DUI and that can be based on what your BAC level is. You would have to provide a breath test of .08% or more to be charged with a DUI on that basis. Blood tests can also be used to determine what your blood percentage of alcohol and/or drugs are.

        Secondly, if you’ve been arrested for DUI, the officer can do so under the assumption that you are drunk or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. All they have to do is have enough suspicion to think that you are compromised behind the wheel to arrest you and charge you with a DUI.

        Regardless of the way or reason you have been charged with a DUI, they have identical charges in court. You have been charged with DUI if you are operating a vehicle on a Virginia highway (which can also be side streets) either if you have scientifically been proven to be under the influence or the arresting officer believes that you are under the influence. Our Virginia DUI lawyers want to help you if you are facing charges for DUI.

        What to Know About BAC Tests

        Having a license in Virginia is not a right, it is a privilege, and when you sign the papers to get your license and you carry it while you’re driving on Virginia highways, then you are giving implied consent to subject yourself to a field sobriety test that will show if you are under the influence or intoxicated. Any driver on the road who has a license has already given their consent to give a sample to an officer, if they are asked to do so after being charged with a DUI. This happens within three hours of the arrest.

        The law and subsections of that law state that an officer can arrest you if they suspect that you are driving under the influence. They can and likely will submit you to a breath test to determine what your BAC levels are. It is also written into law that they can acquire blood tests from you to determine what your level of intoxication is from alcohol or drugs.

        If you were to have refused to give a test, you can face further consequences on top of your charge for a DUI. These cases can be litigated against and it can be incredibly hard for the prosecution to prove without these tests that you were indeed driving under the influence. If they never gave you a test and they arrested you solely on suspicion, that is something that our Virginia DUI lawyers will fight.

        If you were someone who refused to give a blood or breath test, then you will face consequences, such as immediately getting your license suspended for a year. If you are convicted with a DUI after having refused to take a test for breath or blood, then you are going to face 3 years of license suspension on top of whatever DUI penalties there are. This is a class one misdemeanor. Our Virginia DUI lawyers want to hear from you right away if this is what you’re up against.

        Penalties for a First DUI Conviction

        There are variations in penalties for DUI convictions. Generally speaking, if you are convicted with DUI it is a class one misdemeanor. If you are found guilty of DUI you can face a year in jail as well as up to $2500 in fines but no less than $250 in fines. This can be seen in Virginia as a late penalty and it only applies if you are of legal drinking age when you were arrested for DUI and this is your first conviction and it wasn’t an aggravated arrest. You may have to have a sensor put into your car that tests your BAC before it will let you start the vehicle instead of doing jail time.

        An aggravated DUI would mean that you were extremely intoxicated. A BAC for an aggravated DUI Is between .15% and .20%. If your DUI conviction is aggravated, then you will have more jail time added on, depending on what the BAC levels were.

        Another way that your DUI conviction might be aggravated is if this is the second time you have been arrested and charged with a DUI. If you have a second conviction within 5 to 10 years after the first time you were arrested and convicted, then your penalties include a minimum jail time of one month and no less than $500 in fines.

        Lastly, please understand that a third conviction for DUI is a class six felony. The penalties increase from there with a mandatory 90 days in jail if you have been convicted within 10 years of the previous convictions, as well as a minimum sentence of six months if it has been within five years of the last conviction. The fines can be no less than $1000. Our Virginia DUI lawyers want to help you if you are facing aggravated DUI charges.

        Points on Your License if Convicted

        When you are facing DUI charges, there are a litany of penalties that you are up against. You will also have to face consequences with the DMV if you are convicted. Drunk driving or driving under the influence in Virginia is serious. the DMV has classified DUI as the most serious moving violation that anyone could be convicted of. If you are convicted in Virginia, the DMV will put it on your driving record and points will be put onto your license.

        Any type of conviction that you face for a DUI can result in the same six-point offense at the Virginia DMV. You will get six points on your license regardless of what type of DUI you are charged with. This applies to either an alcohol or drug conviction. Six points is half of the points needed for you to be sent to a driver safety course.

        Your DMV penalties are in addition to any criminal penalties that you would face if you were to be convicted of a DUI. This should be further motivation for you to reach out to our Virginia DUI lawyers as soon as you possibly can so you understand the full risk of being convicted with these charges and understand the importance of having proper representation after you’ve been charged.

        Call Our Virginia DUI Lawyers Today

        If you are facing a DUI conviction, please don’t hesitate to call our Virginia DUI lawyers right away to get their representation as soon as possible. We are here to take your call and set up a consultation for you to get legal advice and know your rights. We are passionate about providing our community with support. Don’t let one mistake ruin your life. Let us help protect your rights and fight for you tirelessly. Call our lawyers today to get started.

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