A DUI conviction in James City County can impact you for the rest of your life: limiting your ability to drive, curbing your chances to work at jobs that require a clean driving record, and leaving you to live with your mistake raising its ugly head time after time.
Criminal defense attorney Michael C. Tillotson is available 24-hours, or you can fill out the electronic form to the right for immediate assistance and a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. You need professional advice today so that you do not face the loss of your driver's license or a range of other penalties guaranteed to negatively impact your life:
• A $300 fine may be assessed for a first DUI.
• If your BAC was between .15 and .20, a mandatory five-day jail sentence is required. Above .20, the mandatory jail sentence is ten days.
• A BAC above .15 may incur installation of an ignition interlock system at the driver's expense that requires an alcohol-free breath test before the vehicle will start.
• If a minor was in the car and the state gets a DUI conviction on the driver, the penalty is compounded with an additional mandatory five-day jail sentence and an additional fine of $500 to $1000.
• Prior DUI? For the second conviction within ten years, a ten-day jail term (maximum one year) is mandatory, a minimum $500 fine, and the driver's license is revoked for three years. It is three months for a third conviction within ten years and one year in jail for a fourth offense within ten years.
• If this is the driver's second conviction within five years, the punishment is twenty days in jail; it is six months' jail time for a third offense within five years.
• The driver's third DUI offense means his license can be revoked for any amount of time at the discretion of the courts. A minimum $1,000 fine is mandatory, and instead of a misdemeanor the driver faces a Class VI felony. Being within five years of the last DUI conviction wins the driver a mandatory six-month jail term. The driver could lose ownership of his vehicle permanently.
• If your DUI had special circumstances, such as extremely high BAC, an accident, or a minor was being transported, you could face a year in jail, a $2,500 fine, and the loss of your license for up to a year.
• ‘DUI School' through the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program is usually required at a cost of around $300.
• Your insurance rates can escalate dramatically – or you may even be refused insurance – if you are convicted of DUI.
DUI laws vary between states and counties, so hire the best: hire an attorney experienced in Virginia DUI law. It is important to understand the complexities of the law as they apply to your particular case, and Attorney Tillotson will lead you through the process step-by-step to keep your stress levels at a minimum. You need to know what to do right now so that your mistake does not impact you for the rest of your life. Michael Tillotson has years of experience in protecting the rights of residents of James City County and those who have been arrested there for DUI.
Speak to Michael Tillotson for immediate advice on your DUI case.