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Being pulled over by a member of law enforcement can be extremely frightening and stressful. If you have been arrested for or charged with DWI, it is important that you know you have the right to an attorney.
You should not hesitate to retain the services of a Virginia Beach defense lawyer as soon as possible, so that we can begin building a strategy on your behalf.
We represent a wide range of DWI charges, including:
- First time DUI
- Second time DUI
- Third time DUI
- Underage DUI
- Child endangerment
- DUI of drugs
- DUI with Injury
- Federal DUI
- Out of state DUI
- Vehicular manslaughter
- Chemical test refusal
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we have 20+ years' combined legal experience and are known for our professional service and personalized attention.
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Penalties for DWI in Virginia
The penalties involved in a DWI case vary depending on your record and the factors involved in the case, such as the level of intoxication. You could be facing jail time, the loss of your license, substantial fines, required rehabilitation or alcohol counseling, and possibly even the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device.
If there are other factors involved in the charge, such as resisting arrest or being involved in an accident while intoxicated, you could be facing very serious consequences.
This is why it is so important to contact a trusted Virginia Beach DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest.
DUI with Bodily Injury in Virginia
Being arrested for a DUI is a very serious offense, and it can have a severe impact on your life. A DUI with injuries is even harder to combat, as the repercussions and consequences are far harsher.
If you cause a fatality while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your DUI charge may include involuntary manslaughter or aggravated vehicular manslaughter. You may face severe penalties, such as the forfeiture of your vehicle, the loss of your right to vote, indefinite license revocation, 20 years in prison, and a felony charge that will be impossible to hide from future employers.
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. If you are charged, you will be prosecuted by a U.S. Attorney and tried in a federal court.
Federal property can include:
- Historical land
- National monuments
- National forests
- National parks
- Any lot or building owned by the U.S. government
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.
If you are arrested for a DUI in Virginia, but live in another state, you will not escape the penalties when you return home.
Due to interstate drivers’ license compact, states have agreed to share driving offense information. The DLC states that an individual charged with a driving offense in one state will be prosecuted under the laws of their home state.
- Administrative Penalties: If you are arrested for DUI, you could have your license suspended for up to one year. If your BAC was over .15, you could be required to use an ignition interlock device once your license is reinstated.
- Criminal Penalties: In Virginia, there is no mandatory minimum sentencing for jail sentences. You could still have a fine of up to $250 if there were nor minors in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Request a Free Consultation from Our Firm
Whether you have an existing record or this is your first arrest, your future as a driver is on the line and you need an experienced Virginia Beach DUI attorney to represent you. At our firm, we are dedicated to providing top-notch legal advice and representation.
We are very responsive, taking great pride in keeping in constant communication with our clients. Additionally, if you are concerned about payment, we accept all major credit cards and offer free consultations.
Contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller online or call us at (757) 517-2942 today to get started with your free consultation!
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