Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Virginia
Obtain Experienced Legal Services from Our Virginia Beach DUI Lawyer
Driving under the influence does not only apply to alcohol use. In Virginia and the rest of the United
States, licensed drivers can also be charged for drug use. If you were
recently arrested and charged with a DUI involving drugs, you should attain
the legal counsel of a skilled and reliable criminal defense lawyer.
The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we are dedicated to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
With a combined20 years of experience, our Virginia Beach DUI attorney understands how to develop an effective
and unique strategy specifically tailored for each client in order to
get their charges reduced or cases dismissed entirely.
DUI on Drugs Penalties
According to Virginia law, any substance that can impair an individual’s
ability to drive can be considered a drug. If you are driving impaired,
and chemical testing indicates drugs present in your system, you could
be charged with a DUI. Whether you under the influence of marijuana, cocaine,
prescription pills, or even over-the-counter medication, you may be charged
with DUI of drugs.
The first offense is considered a
Class 1 misdemeanor, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of one year, a fine of
up to $2,500, and license suspension for one year. Offenders with previous
DUI conviction may receive additional penalties.
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Not only can a DUI results in a lengthy jail sentence and expensive fines,
but also losing your ability to have legal use of your vehicle and a permanent
mark on your criminal record. That is why it is imperative to have an
experienced Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer on your side to protect
your rights and freedom. Do not hesitate to get the help you need to get
your life back on track.
Contact our firm and schedule a
free consultation today.