Virginia continues to steepen the penalties for DUI, whether by drug or alcohol, while making it statutorily easier to prove a DUI in court. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense. Conviction for a first offense by a person with no record will result in suspended jail time, a fine, alcohol education class, suspended drivers license, and an ignition interlock device. More serious or subsequent DUI convictions carry mandatory jail time, and some are felonies punishable by prison.
Our attorneys regularly participate in DUI-focused continuing education to stay abreast of the constantly evolving practice of DUI defense, and we will take the necessary time to work through your facts in anticipation of taking your case to trial. Pleas offers from the Commonwealth’s attorneys around Northern Virginia tend to be exactly what a person would get if they lose at trial, which means there is often no reason not to take your chances and make the prosecution prove their case.