First-Time DUI in Virginia Beach
Can You Go to Jail for a first-time DUI?
Getting arrested for a driving under the influence (DUI) can be a frightening
and overwhelming experience, especially if someone’s first time.
You might be wondering, will I go to jail? While most DUI offenders are
placed on probation or other types of punishment, depending on the circumstances
of your case, the courts may sentence you to serve jail time. In addition
to that, you may also have to pay an expensive fine, have your license
suspended, and you will have a permanent mark on your criminal record.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Virginia, our
Virginia Beach DUI lawyer is capable of helping you either get your penalties reduced or your case
more than 18 years of experience under our belts, our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of the
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First Time DUI Penalties
If you are 21 years of age or older and had a blood alcohol content (BAC)
of 0.08% upon your arrest, you can be charged with a DUI. A first time
DUI is considered a class one misdemeanor in Virginia, which is punishable
by a maximum jail sentence of 12 months with no minimum sentence.
However, if your BAC is at least .15, but less than .20, you may serve
a mandatory minimum of five days in jail. If your BAC is .20 or higher,
you may serve a mandatory minimum of 10 days in jail.
You must also pay a fine of up to $2,500, with a mandatory fine of $250.
Your license is automatically suspended for up to 12 months, with an opportunity
to apply for a restricted license.
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