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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Virginia

Experienced Legal Services from the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller

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.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we are dedicated to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With a combined 20 years of experience, our attorneys understand 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 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.

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