FORMER PROSECUTORS & POLICE OFFICERS
CHARLOTTESVILLE VIRGINIA DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS
In Virginia, operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs may result in being charged with drunk driving.
Driving under the influence of alcohol, drunk driving, drinking and driving is commonly referred to as a DUI. In Virginia, the Virginia uniform summons will usually refer to the charge as DUI.
Another type of offense is a DUID. DUID is driving under the influence of drug(s) or a combination of alcohol and drugs. Regardless of whether you have been charged with a DUI or DUID, the penalties are very serious in Virginia.
If you are convicted of drunk driving, the penalties you receive from the court are only the beginning. You stand to lose your job, pay an exorbitant rate for car insurance, lose your ability to drive either completely or have your driving privileges extremely restricted.
The courts have had a lot of pressure put on them lately to not give any kind of break to those charged with an offense where alcohol and driving are involved. These laws apply not only to automobiles, but also to boats and aircraft as well.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has an office in Fredericksburg, Virginia to better serve you.
If you wish to consult with one of our Charlottesville, Virginia DUI attorneys, please free to call us or contact us via our on line form.
The drunk driving statutes in Virginia today call for a variety of standardized tests and scientific test to determine if the person who is charged with a DUI had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.
The three main factors the courts uses to determine whether a person is guilty of a DUI is the officer’s observations of the accused at the time of offense, field sobriety tests (FSTs) and the intoxilyzer.
The current model is the Intoxilyzer 5000. The Intoxilyzer is used to determine a person blood alcohol content (BAC). Through out the entire United States, a BAC of .08% or higher is deemed to be an illegal if driving.
Drinking while driving is illegal in Virginia. However, it is only illegal to drive after drinking if your BAC is higher than the legal limit.
If you are under the age of 21 and you drink and drive, even a BAC as low as .02% is enough to convict someone of drinking and driving.
The blood-alcohol limit for aircraft pilots is 0.04%, and for commercial drivers 0.04% or 0.05%, depending upon the jurisdiction.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to mount a defense. Virginia DUI’s are nothing to fool around with. Get the right legal advice.
The Charlottesville, Virginia DUI lawyers of SRIS, P.C. are ready to assist you if you have been charged with a DUI offense.
The Charlottesville, Virginia DUI defense attorneys and staff of SRIS, P.C. speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
Please click on attorneys to learn more about the Charlottesville, Virginia drunk driving defense lawyers who assist clients charged with a DUI offense in Virginia.
Charlottesville, Virginia Courthouses
315 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
General District Court
P. O. Box 2677
606 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902-2677
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
350 Park Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902