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Virginia DUI DWI Arrest

Virginia DUI Drinking & DrivingIf you have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or intoxicants in Virginia, you need to contact an experienced Virginia DUI DWI attorney today to ensure your legal rights are protected.  The law firm of David Long has experience protecting the legal rights of clients who have been charged with DUI or DWI in Virginia.

Once you are convicted of driving under the influence in Virginia, you’ll have to face some sever consequences.  A first offense DUI brings a mandatory fine of at least $250.  Your driver’s license will be suspended for one year, and you’ll be required to install an ignition interlock device.

When your blood alcohol concentration is 0.2% or higher when you are arrested, your penalty will include a mandatory minimum 10-day jail sentence in addition to your other penalties. The second such offense within 10 years carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 20 days in addition to the other penalties.

Virginia Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Virginia Minor in Possession of AlcoholVirginia is tough on individuals who have been convicted of minor in possession (MIP) charges.  Being convicted for minor in possession can have a serious impact on your life, so it is import and to consult with a Virginia criminal lawyer who has experience successfully representing clients who have been charged with minor in possession.  Virginia criminal lawyer David Long has successfully represented Virginia clients who have been charged with MIP, so contact our law firm today for a FREE MIP consultation to ensure your rights are protected.

Young adults (ages 18–20) who purchase, possess or drink alcohol, upon conviction, may lose their privilege to drive for not less than six months (and up to one year maximum). They face a mandatory minimum fine of $500 or must perform a mandatory minimum of 50 hours of community service. (§4.1-305.) Using a fake ID to buy alcohol means that in addition to the penalties listed above for possession of alcohol, anyone convicted will lose their privilege to drive for not less than 30 days (and up to one year maximum).

Virginia Possession of Marijuana

Virginia Possession of MarijuanaIf you’ve been arrested for possession of marijuana in Virginia you need to consult with an experienced Virginia criminal attorney to ensure your rights are protected.  Being convicted of a possession of marijuana charge can have serious consequences and impact your life in many ways.  There are a lot of military and government employees in Virginia and a conviction for possession of marijuana can have a serious impact on your military or government career.  Our Richmond criminal defense law firm has successfully represented clients who have been arrested for possession of marijuana in Virginia and we can help you too, contact us today for a free consultation.

Knowingly or intentionally possessing marijuana is a Class I misdemeanor with punishment upon conviction consisting of imprisonment for up to 30 days and/or a fine of up to $500, for a first offense, and imprisonment for up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $2,500 for the second and each subsequent offense. Possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana is simple possession.