Virginia DUI’ Law, Lawyers, Penalty and Fines

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A DUI charge is a serious matter. Whether it’s your first offense or your third offense, you need information and help and you need them fast. Here is your one-stop source for Virginia DUI lawyers, Virginia DUI laws, and what a Virginia DUI attorney can do for you.

Virginia DUI/DWI Glossary of Terms

Virginia DUI/DWI Insurance Consequences:

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Virginia DUI Convictions: 


First Offense: 

Jail:  Imprisonment up to 5 days.

Fine:  Range from $250 to $1,000.

License Revocation:  1 year.


Second Offense: 

Jail:  A minimum of 20 days in jail, up to 1 year.

Fine:  Range from $500 to $1,000.

License Revocation:  3 years.


Third Offense: 

Jail:  A minimum of 6 months in jail.

Fine:  A minimum of $1,000.

License Revocation:  Permanent.

Ignition Interlock Device:  Mandatory.


Virginia BAC Per Se: 0.08%

High BAC: 0.20%

BAC Zero Tolerance: 0.02%

Commercial Vehicle Driver BAC While Operating a Commercial Vehicle:  0.04%

Virginia Implied Consent Law/Test Refusal Consequences: Yes. If you refuse an alcohol test, you will get a three-year license suspension if convicted of driving under the influence.

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