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DUI - Driving Under the Influence

Have you been charged with a DUI? 

Driving under the influence, or DUI, is one of the most serious traffic crimes. The randomness of DUIs has made them more serious than many other charges. The penalties for DUIs are getting more and more severe every year.  

Judges and juries often "throw the book" at those convicted of a DUI, which is why it is important to hire a great DUI lawyer. DUI convictions provide mandatory minimum sentences for 2nd and subsequent offenders. A DUI (3rd or subsequent) is a Class 6 felony.

Consequences of a DUI in Virginia


Virginia DUI law requires a mandatory 5 days in jail for 1st time DUI offenders whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (or BAC) is at least a 0.15 and up to a 0.20. Those DUI offenders whose BAC is greater than a 0.20 are required to serve no less than 10 days in jail. But make no mistake, DUIs are Class 1 misdemeanors, punishable up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Though judges award mandatory jail in certain cases, they can award up to the statutory maximum.


Attorney Wegman understands DUI law. He also knows what is expected of police officers in administering field sobriety tests or breath tests. Attorney Wegman will ensure police officers followed proper testing protocols, and he will insist that a person charged with DUI receives a fair trial. Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence, a fair administration of the field sobriety tests, unbiased policing, and a fair trial. Attorney Wegman will ensure these  fundamental principles were/are followed.

Details matter in DUI cases. An attorney must examine whether prior DUI convictions are admissible, whether there was probable cause to make a traffic stop for DUI, to arrest the person for DUI, and whether the breath machine, or Intoxilyizer, was properly performed according to DUI and National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) standards.

Attorney Wegman is a hard-charger who knows the nuances of the NHTSA DUI standards for administering field sobriety tests. He will hold the Commonwealth’s feet to the fire in every critical area to ensure a full and fair DUI hearing.

Call Attorney Wegman today at 757.482.5205 if charged with a DUI. 


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