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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 lawyer is capable of helping you either get your penalties reduced or your case dismissed. With more than 20 years of experience under our belts, our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of the state laws in order to develop a solid and personalized defense strategy for you case. Let us protect your rights and reputation today.

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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.

Possible Penalties:

  • 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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  • Obtaining a Protective Order – Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Domestic Violence

    Our client was seeking a protective order against her husband to obtain exclusive use and possession of the home and to require him to have no future hostile contact with her.

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol – Norfolk General District Court DUI

    Our client was alleged to have illegally possessed alcohol in the city of Norfolk.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape - Virginia Beach General District Court Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped.

  • Protective Order - Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home and an upper hand in their divorce proceedings.

  • Bond Hearing – DUI 4th Offense - Virginia Beach Circuit Court DUI

    Our client was charged fourth offense driving under the influence.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Chesapeake Circuit Court - Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor – Felony – Virginia Beach General District Court Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Felony Third Offense Petty Larceny Virginia Beach General District Felony Defense

    We were successful in negotiating a reduction from a felony third offense petty larceny charge.

  • Appeal Possession of Marijuana - Chesapeake Circuit Court Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge.

  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving – Isle of Wight General District Court DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers arrived on a call for service in a church parking lot.

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