DUI Laws in Virginia
In Leesburg, Virginia and, Northern Virginia DUI laws are taken very seriously
Under Virginia driving under the influence (DUI) laws, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a narcotic drug. It is also illegal to operate a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater. For persons under the age of 21, the maximum blood alcohol concentration is 0.02 percent.
A person operating a vehicle on Virginia's highways gives his or her implied consent to submit to a breath or blood test for alcohol content. Unreasonable refusal to submit to such a test results in a driver’s license suspension. Subsequent refusals within a 10-year period are criminal offenses and may result in license suspension, fines and imprisonment. Conviction for DUI is a criminal offense, even the first time. First and second offenses within 10 years are misdemeanors. For a DUI first offense, you are facing potential jail, fines and probation; for a DUI second offense within 10 years, there is a mandatory minimum jail sentence. Virginia DUI third, and subsequent offenses within 10 years are felonies with mandatory jail sentences and fines.
Experienced DUI attorney in Leesburg upholds your rights
If you are subjected to a Leesburg DUI stop, you have rights, just as any accused criminal defendant. In Virginia, DUI charges must be responded to promptly. Decisions must be made regarding what evidence to request and what motions to file.
Read more about what to do if stopped on a Leesburg drunk driving charge.
A good DUI lawyer in Leesburg can advise you what to do and what not to do, but you must contact one as soon as possible. Our attorneys have prosecuted and defended many drunk driving cases. We can advise you on how to protect your rights if you have been accused of being a DUI offender.
Simms Showers LLP, a premier Leesburg DUI law firm
A DUI conviction threatens your mobility, liberty, insurance rates, finances and reputation. Contact Caleb A. Kershner and William B. Mann at Simms Showers LLP, one of the premier DUI law firms in Leesburg, as soon as possible following your DUI arrest.
Simms Showers LLP represents clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Sterling and the surrounding areas of Loudoun County as well as Arlington County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Fairfax County and Prince William County.