In Loudoun VA, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher.
Any person who is arrested for DUI faces serious legal penalties if they are convicted. A DUI conviction can result in:
- jail time
- monetary fines
- community service
- interlock devices
- alcohol classes
A DUI conviction can also lead to the suspension of driving privileges.
A DUI is a serious charge. You need an attorney with the experience to challenge the prosecution’s case. Boone Beale can help you win your Loudoun VA DUI case.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is a measurement of alcohol in a person’s blood. In Loudoun Virginia it is illegal for you to operate a motor vehicle if your BAC is 0.08% or higher.
If you are stopped for suspicion of DUI, you will be asked to submit to a breath alcohol test by the police officer. You have the right to refuse to take to the breath alcohol test in the field, but it is a violation of law to refuse to take the breath alcohol test that is administered at the station.
Breathalyzers are not 100% accurate. This inaccuracy can be caused by many things, including:
- defective test equipment
- improper test administration
- unlicensed or uncertified person administering the test
- police radio interference
Additionally, there are several physical factors that may affect the test. For example, you may have an inaccurate BAC if you ate before the test or used mouthwash.
Meeting with an experienced Loudoun VA DUI lawyer at Boone Beale can help you explore these and other possible defenses for your DUI charge.
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