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Have you been charged with DUI in Virginia and you are wondering what the penalty is in VA and need a lawyer to defend you?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with DUI in Virginia and you are wondering what the penalty is in VA?

As per Virginia Code § 18.2-266

“It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article, (ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol, (iii) while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, (iv) while such person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, or (v) while such person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than: (a) 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood, (b) 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood, (c) 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or (d) 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood. A charge alleging a violation of this section shall support a conviction under clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)…”

Virginia DUI Laws

For a lot of our clients, a charge of DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

Don’t risk going to court without a lawyer, if you have been charged with a crime of DUI in Virginia.

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Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Stump v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was tried and found guilty by a lower court for refusal of a breath test in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-268.3.  He appealed the case to the Circuit Court of Fairfax County (Virginia).  On appeal, the court found that, despite the fact that first-offense refusal cases under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-268.3 were civil in nature, the Commonwealth and Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys were vested with the authority to prosecute them under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-268.4(B) because the Virginia Legislature in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-268.4(B) directed that the procedure for appeal and trial under the code section was to be the same as provided by law for misdemeanors…

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • It shall be unlawful for a person who is arrested for a violation of § 18.2-266 [driving while intoxicated], 18.2-266.1 [unlawful for a person under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle after illegally consuming alcohol], or subsection B of § 18.2-272 [driving after forfeiture of license] or of a similar ordinance to unreasonably refuse to have samples of his blood or breath or both blood and breath taken for chemical tests to determine the alcohol or drug content of his blood as required by § 18.2-268.2 and any person who so unreasonably refuses is guilty of a violation of this section…

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Virginia DUI Laws

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.