DUI is not just one thing in Virginia. You can be charged with various DUI offenses, all of them serious and having the potential to cast a shadow over your life:
- DUI alcohol
- DUI drugs
- Second and third DUIs
- Felony DUI
- DUI for persons under 21
- DUI with a child in the car
- DUI in which a person is injured/maimed
- DUI in which a person is killed/involuntary manslaughter
- DUI combined with a hit-and-run charge or accident
There are different charges and penalties depending on prior DUI convictions. If you have more than one or more prior DUIs on your record, even if they are from a different state, the punishment increases and includes a period of mandatory incarceration. Conviction will also result in installation of ignition interlock devices on your vehicle and license suspension for at least a year.
You have the option of representing yourself in these matters, but your case has a much higher likelihood of being dismissed or reduced if you have a good lawyer on your side, like the experienced attorneys at The Laurel Brigade Law Group in Leesburg.
People charged with DUI need an attorney who knows the local landscape, the various unique sentencing options, and the science behind the breath test machine and blood test results. Our lawyers are very familiar with all of those things, and have defended drunk driving cases from every angle.
To discuss your DUI case, talk to the lawyers at The Laurel Brigade Law Group by calling 703-777-6161. Or describe your problem using this email form.