A DUI conviction can affect your life for years after the conviction occurs. Employers will be able to see your conviction on background checks, your security clearance could be at risk, possibly even your job, and your car insurance rates will be high for several years.
If convicted, the Court may grant a restricted license, with the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device. Installation and maintenance of the interlock is expensive. Also, the Court will order entry into and successful completion of the ASAP program.
If this is a first offense and the individual’s BAC is no higher than .14 percent, there will not usually be an active jail sentence, but the court will always impose a suspended jail sentence which means that if fines or court costs are not paid, ASAP is not completed or if there are any further violations of law within the next year, that person may be called back to court to serve a jail sentence.
Boone Beale’s DUI lawyers will begin by going over the case with you during our free consultation. We can obtain the police reports and any evidence the state plans to use against you at trial. We can examine whether the traffic stop was justified, if sobriety tests were administered properly and whether any of your rights were violated.
Penalties for DUI in Prince William County can be severe. Maximum punishments for a first time conviction can be:
- up to 12 months in jail
- loss of driving privileges for 12 months
- a fine of $250.00
You need an experienced Richmond VA DUI lawyer to thoroughly review the events that caused the police officer to make an arrest. Boone Beale’s experienced team can help you win your case.
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