Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence of alcohol is very serious and can carry with it costly penalties and in some cases even jail time. Driving while in an intoxicated condition is dangerous to you, your passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians. The laws are strict and severe. Below is a list of DUI offenses and how they affect your driving record.

Driving Under the Influence

  • Driving while intoxicated (11 years)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (11 years)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs (11 years)
  • Driving after illegally consuming alcohol (persons under age 21) (3 years)
  • Driving while intoxicated – maiming (11 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter/alcohol (11 years)
  • Refusing blood/breath test (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is suspended or revoked for driving while intoxicated (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated – maiming (11 years)
  • Driving while your license is revoked for driving while intoxicated – involuntary manslaughter (11 years)

Manslaughter

  • Manslaughter (11 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter (11 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter/aggravated (11 years)

Habitual Offenders

  • Driving after being declared a habitual offender (11 years)
  • Authorizing person suspended for habitual offender and/or driving while intoxicated to drive (3 years)

We have successfully defended numerous DUI clients. DUI cases and the inherent issues that arise from driving while intoxicated can be very complicated and even harder to overturn. It takes a competent lawyer, with a full understanding of these laws in the state of Virginia to represent you in court. Should you find yourself in a situation where you have been arrested for DUI, Manslaughter or a habitual offense relating to alcohol and drugs, please contact us today.