If 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.