Williamsburg DUI Attorneys
At Waltrip, Smith & Campbell, PC we are DUI attorneys. We understand the impact a DUI conviction can have on your career, family, and education. We work with each client to achieve clear goals based on the facts of each case. As DUI attorneys, we try a large number of cases covering all aspects of DUI defense. You can read more about our strategy for DUI defense under the blog: 3 Phases of a DUI.
In Virginia, a 1st Offense DUI can result in the following:
- Conviction of a Class 1 Misdemeanor
- Up to 12 Months in Jail
- $250 – $2,500 fine
- Suspended Driver’s License
- Ignition Interlock Device in Vehicle
- Negative 6 Points on your DMV Record
- Increased Insurance Premiums
- Requirement to Complete the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP)
In addition to the above consequences, there are harsher penalties when a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds .15. If you are convicted of a DUI with a BAC between .15 and .20, there is a mandatory jail sentence of 5 days. If you are convicted of 1st Offense DUI with a BAC over .20, there is a mandatory jail sentence of 10 days. A 2nd Offense of DUI within five years of a 1st Offense carries a mandatory jail sentence of 20 days. A conviction for 3rd Offense DUI within ten years results in a felony conviction.
If you have been charged with a DUI, hire an attorney who is passionate about your case, and knowledgeable about DUI laws. Be sure to explain all circumstances surrounding your interaction with the police. Take time to explain any impacts a conviction may have on your employment or education. Set clear goals about the outcome of the case and discuss the various penalties; including, any possible mandatory jail sentence. Hire an attorney that will fight to keep you out of jail. At Waltrip & Campbell, PC, we are those attorneys.
Trial Lawyer TV Episode on DUI & Reasonable Suspicion
Brandon Waltrip, Esq. is the host of Trial Lawyer TV. In the episode below he discusses Reasonable Suspicion which is an important consideration in every DUI case.
Read More about DUI charges on our Criminal Defense Blog!
Drager (local ignition interlock company)