Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Virginia
Defense for DUID Charges in Virginia Beach – (757) 267-4949
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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Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI
Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.
Driving Under the Influence DUI
Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.
Driving Under the Influence DUI
Our client was charged with driving under the influence after a concerned citizen called the police to report unusual driving behaviors. Even though the behavior was odd, it did not amount to criminal activity. The charge was dismissed on a motion to strike.
Driving Under the Influence 3rd Offense DUI
Our client plead not guilty to a felony count of driving under the influence third offense. Based upon a totality of the circumstances, the failure to prove circumstantially that our client was impaired by the use of alcohol as alleged the charge was reduced to reckless driving with a $250 fine.
ASAP Violation DUI
Our client was charged with violating the terms of ASAP by failing to complete all the required classes. Our client had moved out of state and had completed some classes but not at the direction of her ASAP advisor. The court found that based upon evidence provided and argument presented that our client had substantially complied and the charge was dismissed.
No Time Served Suspended License
Our client driving on a suspended license, this was his 5th offense.
All Charges Dismissed Suspended License
Our client was charged with driving on a suspended license.
Reduced to Standard DUI Offense Driving Under the Influence
Our client was charged with driving under the influence 2nd offense with a blood alcohol content of .23 which carried a mandatory minimum amount of thirty days in jail and an assault and battery of a law enforcement officer which carries a mandatory minimum of 6 months in jail.
Case Dismissed Driving Under the Influence
Our client was charged with driving under the influence second offense - accident with a blood alcohol content of .18.
Case Dismissed Boating Under the Influence
Our client was charged with boating under the influence when his Jet Ski was apprehended based upon beach life guard's phone call.