FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: Marina was retained to appeal a DWI conviction in General District Court. The 30 day active jail sentence imposed in General District Court for violating conditions of a DUI plea agreement and ASAP requirements has been REVOKED after Marina’s appeal of that sentence in Circuit Court. The client walked out of the courthouse a free man instead of having to serve any time in jail.
Fairfax County, Virginia: Client was charged with class 1 misdemeanor DUI Drunk Driving (VA Code 18.2-266) – with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .15. Under VA law, he was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 5 days and a maximum sentence of up to 1 year in jail, license suspension for 12 months, up to a $2,500 fine, and ASAP classes.
RESULT: The BAC of .15 was REDUCED below the mandatory minimum level, NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME, only a $250 active fine, license suspension, and ASAP classes!
Fairfax County, Virginia: Client was charged with a Drunk Driving violation (VA Code 18.2-266 – a class 1 misdemeanor offense) – with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .12. Under VA law, she was facing a mandatory license suspension for 12 months, up to 1 year in jail, up to a $2,500 fine, and ASAP classes.
RESULT: NO ACTIVE JAIL TIME! With only an active $250 fine, license suspension, and ASAP classes!
Virginia DWI / DUI & Drunk Driving Laws
Virginia has some of the most serious DUI laws in the country. Virginia Law 18.2-266 criminalizes a drunk driving as follows:
1) driving while under the influence of alcohol
2) driving with a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent or higher
3) driving while under the influence of any narcotic drug or intoxicant