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DUI charges are serious offenses that should never be taken lightly. Even for a first-time offender, the penalties can involve harsh fines, a suspended license or even jail time. Contact Coleman Pratt Law Firm to have a skilled criminal defense attorney standing by your side in Abingdon, VA and surrounding areas.

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Understand the facts about DUI charges in Virginia

Driving under the influence (DUI) in Virginia, you could face a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI, depending on the circumstances. Here is a breakdown of the differences:

  • First Offense DUI—this charge is punishable by a minimum fine of $250 and a maximum fine of $2,500. Additionally, it is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and any conviction for DUI will result in a loss of license for a period of 1 year.
  • Misdemeanor DUI—this charge is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a fine between $250.00 and $2,500.00, between 12-36 months of driver's license suspension, mandatory alcohol education classes, and probation.  License suspension for a misdemeanor DUI is dependent on your driving record up to that point.
  • Felony DUI—According to Virginia law, anyone who has three DUI offenses “committed within a 10-year period shall upon conviction of the third offense be guilty of a Class 6 felony.”

Penalties for a Class 6 Felony Conviction:

  • A mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in jail
  • A mandatory minimum fine of $1,000
  • A mandatory loss of driver’s license for an indefinite period of time
  • Potential loss of certain professional licenses or certifications
  • A required Ignition Interlock system for every vehicle you own, co-own, or operate on a regular basis

A DUI can also be charged as a felony when there is an accident with injuries. In addition to the criminal charges there could also be separate personal injury litigation.

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When you need a guiding hand, Coleman Pratt Law Firm will stand by your side and fight for the best possible outcome. Speak with your local criminal defense lawyer today for personalized legal services.