DUI Charges

If you have a DWI or a DUI charge, you may be worried about what will happen. You could face a wide range of penalties and may have many legal obstacles to overcome.  It is imperative you learn as much as you can about the DUI charge, about your rights and the possible contentions that may be brought up against you in court. Find out more: Possible penalties Constitutional Issues Legal Issues What to expect from field sobriety test If you are found to be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Virginia, you will face serious consequences.

Depending on the circumstances, you have a DWI or DUI charge, reckless driving or in the case of fatal accidents, you may face vehicular manslaughter charges. In Virginia, it is illegal to drive when your ability to safely operate any motor vehicle is impaired. You could face these charges not only for alcohol use, but if you take certain prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines, as well as if you take illegal drugs. You may also face these charges not only if you are operating a car, truck or van, but if you are operating any type of motor vehicle, including motorcycles, boats and ATVs as well as[other] modes of transportation such as bicycles. Anyone with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 in Virginia will be considered above the legal limit to drive and may face charges.

Additionally, if an underage driver is found to have a blood alcohol level of more than .02, he may face charges as well. If you are facing charges related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need the legal expertise of the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates. With more than 34 years of experience as DUI/DWI lawyers, we can begin working immediately on fighting for your rights.

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