Top-Rated Representation for Fairfax, Fauquier & Prince William Counties
Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense in Virginia. If convicted, a person can face wide variety of harsh penalties such as stiff fines, a lengthy driver’s license suspension, and even the possibility of jail time. If you have been charged with DUI, it is imperative that you protect your future by retaining the services of a hard-hitting Virginia DUI attorney from the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone.
With more than 20 years of dedicated legal experience, the firm has established a solid reputation within the legal community for its results-driven representation and unparalleled dedication to its clients. The firm’s attorneys understand the gravity of your situation, and they are prepared to do whatever is necessary to defend your rights and pursue a dismissal or reduction of your charges.
The time to act is now – call (703) 988-5882 to discuss your charges with a skilled professional.
What are the Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Virginia?
Many do not understand the consequences that a DUI conviction can have. Even for a first offense, a person can be exposed to up to $2,500 in fines, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device, license suspension for at least one year, and a minimum of five days in jail. In extremely serious cases, a person can face a felony charge and up to one year in jail.
Penalties will range in severity depending on the following factors:
- The presence of previous convictions
- A person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of arrest
- Whether or not a person consented to a chemical test
- Whether or not the driver caused a collision
- Whether or not a juvenile passenger was in the car
In addition to the legal consequences that a conviction can bring, a DUI can have a lasting impact on a person’s reputation and ability to find employment. It is not uncommon for people with criminal convictions to be passed over in favor of a less-qualified candidate with a clean record. Since these situations can quickly get out of hand, retaining trusted representation is crucial to improving one’s chances of securing a desirable outcome.
No Case too Big, No Charges too Small
If you have been charged with DUI, choosing the right attorney to represent your case can potentially be the difference between an acquittal and a jail sentence. Having defended thousands of clients against various criminal charges, the Virginia DUI lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone have the extensive experience and vast legal knowledge to protect your freedom during this difficult time. With the firm’s proven record and aggressive approach to each case, your case is sure to be in excellent hands. Do not leave your freedom in the hands of an inexperienced public defender – contact the firm today to retain the powerful defense you deserve.
Get started towards defending your future by taking advantage of your free consultation today! Our office is in Manassas with service throughout Prince William, Fairfax, and Fauquier Counties.