In Virginia, driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense with serious consequences. It is imperative that you are represented by a criminal law attorney who has the knowledge and skill to uphold your rights. At Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C., we are dedicated to minimizing or eliminating your DUI charges.
Depending on your age, the amount of alcohol you have consumed and other factors, your DUI charges may vary. In Virginia, the penalties for a DUI include:
If you are younger than 21 and charged with a DUI, the charges are as follows:
Being charged with a DUI has major consequences for your future. We can help you fight the charges against you.
If you are pulled over for driving while intoxicated, whether or not you are charged with DUI will be determined by your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The BAC level resulting in your arrest depends on your age and what type of license you carry.
If you have been arrested under suspicion of DUI, you need a knowledgeable criminal lawyer on your side to fight for your rights.
In Virginia, there is an implied consent law stating that by getting behind the wheel of a car, you have consented to taking a blood or breath test to check your BAC. If you refuse to take the test, you driver’s license will be suspended
The first time you refuse to take a test is not considered a crime. However, a subsequent refusal is considered a misdemeanor. It does not pay to refuse the test — you may still be convicted even if you don’t take it.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Virginia, the criminal defense attorneys at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. can help. Call us at 434-973-7474 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. We have two offices, conveniently located in Charlottesville and Lake Monticello, Virginia.
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