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Consequences of First DUI Charges In Virginia

Some people drink and drive with regularity and never get pulled over for suspected drunk driving. Others get pulled over the first time they drink and drive. At times it may seem like there is no fairness to it, but the law is clear. More than 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is considered impaired. If you are convicted of drunk driving you will have consequences even if it is your Virginia DUI first offense.

At The Wilson Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys focus on DUI defense. By focusing on this single area of law, we believe we can provide our clients with the service and experience they want and need when they are facing a DUI charge.

Potential First-Time DUI Consequences

Two consequences are virtually assured with a Virginia DUI first offense conviction:

  • Mandatory minimum $250 fine
  • Driver’s license revocation for one year
  • Other potential consequences include:
  • Damage to personal relationships
  • Loss of a job if you can’t get to work
  • Strained friendships if other people are asked to drive you around
  • Potential increase in insurance rates
  • Points on your driving record

At The Wilson Law Firm, we’ve helped our clients through these situations many times. We can often help you avoid these ‘non-legal’ consequences by letting you know what to expect in all areas of your life after you’ve been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Experience Matters, Results Matter

At The Wilson Law Firm, results matter and the result we want for you is the best possible outcome given the facts of your case; which means dropped charges, or an acquittal, or the best possible plea agreement.

If this is your first DUI offense charged in Virginia, you may be unsure of what to do. At The Wilson Law Firm, DUI defense is our designated area of law in which we practice and so we are very sure of what we do. With more than 20 years of DUI defense on your side, you can feel confident that you will be not only well-advised, but will be treated respectfully and compassionately during every step of the process.

At some law firms, the DUI defense attorney might also handle divorce or a shoplifting charge. At The Wilson Law Firm, our attorneys are focused strictly on DUI defense and all of its related areas such as Administrative License Suspension (ALS) hearings and vehicle impoundments.

Our DUI attorneys are active with the National College for DUI Defense and have completed training on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the breath machines. Attorneys Wilson and Cummings are focused 100 percent on DUI defense and will be focused 100 percent on obtaining the best possible outcome for you.

Fighting Virginia First DUI Offense Charges, Free Initial Consultation

If you have been charged with a DUI, contact us for a free initial consultation. A first-offense DUI in Virginia is a serious matter. Take this no-obligation opportunity to confidentially discuss it with a qualified attorney.

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