Being arrested for DUI is not something you can ignore. Virginia has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. Without an experienced DUI defense attorney, you may find your life turned upside down before you know it.
In Virginia, you are legally considered to be driving under the influence if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. In fact, even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you can still be charged with DUI if it is determined that you are impaired in such a manner that your ability to drive safely is affected.
A DUI conviction comes with numerous penalties that will have a major effect on your everyday life. The cost and consequences of even a first-time conviction are so severe that it would be foolish to attempt to handle a DUI alone. If you were arrested for DUI in the Fairfax, Northern Virginia area and you want to learn more about your options and how a DUI attorney can help, contact Easley Law Firm at 888-386-3898 for a completely FREE consultation.
First Time DUI Offenders in Virginia Get More Than a Slap on the Wrist
If this is your first DUI charge, you are undoubtedly anxious and concerned, to say the least. Notwithstanding, you may still feel that the courts will go easy on you because you have never done something like this before.
The truth? Virginia has no tolerance for motorists who drive under the influence. They hand out harsh penalties as both punishment and deterrence. Consequences for first time offenders may include:
• Mandatory incarceration - Five days, if BAC is 0.15 to 0.20; Ten days, if BAC is 0.21 or higher.
• Mandatory fine of no less than $250.
• Mandatory alcohol education and treatment, at your expense.
• Mandatory one year loss of driving privileges.
• Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on any vehicle you operate as a condition of restricted driving privileges, at your expense.
You may also face additional penalties beyond court, ranging from significantly increased insurance rates to difficulties with employment.
Contact Our DUI Defense Law Firm Today
Darwyn Easley is an experienced DUI defense attorney. He provides aggressive legal representation for people just like you, facing DUI charges in the Fairfax, Northern Virginia area. During your free, no obligation consultation, Darwyn will evaluate your case, advise of all options and address your questions and concerns. He will be honest and informative as he assists you in navigating Virginia’s DUI legal process.
Every decision counts following a DUI arrest. Contact Easley Law Firm today for FREE consultation at 888-386-3898.