If you have been charged with a DUI, you are facing significant penalties. It’s important to enlist the help of a skilled Fairfax DUI attorney to fight these charges as soon as possible. With Carleton Penn III, you can expect personal service and aggressive representation.
To be charged with a DUI in Virginia, you must have been found with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .08%. If under 21, the legal limit is .02% and if a commercial driver, the legal limit is .04%. Alcohol consumption affects each individual’s BAC differently and depends on various factors such as weight, body-fat percentage, and more.
The penalties for a first-time DUI include the following:
The penalties for a second DUI charge include the following:
The penalties for a third DUI charge include the following:
The State of Virginia upholds an implied consent law. This means that you are subject to penalties if you refuse a chemical test. These penalties include various fines and automatic license suspension.
Test refusal might result in the following:
While there are many direct penalties resulting from a DUI conviction, the indirect penalties can be even more life-changing. A DUI conviction can affect your employment, housing situation, and personal or professional relationships. To protect yourself from these consequences, it’s important to enlist the help of an experienced Fairfax DUI lawyer.
At Carleton Penn III, we have helped thousands of clients since 1982. Call (703) 293-5910 to learn more about your legal options.