Consequences of a DUI in Virginia
The randomness of traffic DUIs has made them more serious than many other charges. The penalties
for DUIs are getting more severe.
Judges and juries often "throw the book" at those convicted of a DUI, which is why it is important to hire a great lawyer. DUI traffic convictions provide mandatory minimum sentences for 2nd and subsequent offenders. A 3rd or subsequent offense is a felony. DUI law requires a mandatory 5 days in jail for 1st time offenders whose Blood Alcohol Concentration (or BAC) is at least a 0.15 and up to a 0.20. Those traffic 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 traffic misdemeanors, punishable up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine. Though judges award mandatory jail in certain DUI cases, they can award up to the statutory maximum for DUIs
Second offense DUIs require additional mandatory jail time if convicted. DUI EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Wegman is a DUI attorney (abogado) in Chesapeake who understands DUI law. He also knows what is expected of police
officers in administering DUI field sobriety tests.
Improperly conducting field sobriety tests: Individuals perform differently based on their weight, injuries and medical conditions, so results of field sobriety tests are not always conclusive evidence of impairment.
As a DUI attorney, Mr. 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. Mr. Wegman
will ensure these fundamental principles were/are followed in all DUI cases.