Virginia DUI Law: Understanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological, and Legal Aspects of a DUI Case
Michael C. Tillotson
Do not let a drinking and driving conviction affect the rest of your life. If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you need to find an experienced defense attorney who will help you fight the charges.
Did you know that when you are arrested for DUI, you will automatically lose your license? This is called an Administrative License Suspension. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher, or you refused to take a chemical test when asked by the officer, he can take your license at the scene. If this is your first offense, your license will be suspended for seven days. If this is your second offense, the suspension will last for 60 days or until your court date (whichever date comes first).
This license suspension is separate from any criminal charges you may be facing. Even for a first offense, you can be sentenced to jail time, expensive fines, mandatory “DUI School,” and a longer license suspension.
Besides the criminal fines, you can also face problems in your personal life. With more companies requiring a clean driving record and/or criminal background check, you are at risk of losing your current job or finding future employment. You will also face an increase in your car insurance rates, as well as points on your license.
Michael C. Tillotson is the one to choose when it comes to DUI defense in Virginia. He wrote the book for DUI Defense that is published by Westlaw for other attorneys. He is a member of many prestigious law associations, and has been recognized by the National College for DUI Defense for his dedication to defending people who have been accused of driving under the influence. Mr. Tillotson focuses exclusively on DUI law, which is vitally important for a client who has been accused of driving while impaired. He has years of experience in successfully handling cases that are similar to yours. If you have any questions regarding your DUI case, don't hesitate to complete our secure online form today.