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If you were charged with a federal DUI, seek legal representation from our attorney at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller. A conviction for this offense could result in a driver’s license suspension, fines, and incarceration in federal prison. We will fight relentlessly on your behalf to work toward getting charges reduced or dismissed.

To retain the services of a lawyer who will be with you every step of the way, call us at (757) 517-2942.

What Is a Federal DUI?

You could be arrested for a federal DUI if you operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol on U.S. government land.

Federal property can include:

  • Airports
  • Courthouses
  • Historical land
  • National monuments
  • National forests
  • National parks
  • Any lot or building owned by the U.S. government

If you are charged, you will be prosecuted by a U.S. Attorney and tried in a federal court. Having a lawyer on your side who knows how to navigate the federal trial process could make a substantial difference in your case. Our Virginia Beach federal DUI lawyer has extensive experience with these types of matters and knows how to build effective defenses to challenge the prosecutor’s evidence.

What Are Federal DUI Laws?

Similar to state statutes, federal laws make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more, or with an amount of drugs or alcohol in the system that substantially impairs the ability to safely operate a vehicle.

If you are caught driving under the influence in a national park, you will be subject to the laws under the Code of Federal Regulations. You could be charged with a class B misdemeanor, which is penalized by up to 6 months in federal prison, up to $5,000 in fines, and/or up to 5 years of probation.

Driving under the influence on any U.S. government property other than a national park is prosecuted according to the Federal Assimilative Crimes Act. The offense is charged as a federal crime but is punished according to state DUI laws.

Providing Effective Legal Counsel for Federal DUIs

Backed by over 20 years of legal experience, our team knows what it takes to win even the most complex cases. We will listen to your side of the story, gaining an understanding of your unique circumstances, and will build a solid strategy on your behalf.

We are prepared to provide the fierce representation you need. Call us at (757) 517-2942 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.