DUI Charge? Get A Virginia DUI Lawyer You Can Depend On
The ramifications of a DUI can be significant. Virginia DUI laws are harsh. A first-offense DUI conviction can lead to fines, a year without driving privileges and a criminal record. A second offense can result in up to a year of jail time.
Here at Big Valley Law in Harrisonburg, Virginia, we know how important it is for you to face DUI charges with a DUI lawyer who has skill and experience. We bring both to the table for every DUI case. For decades, our attorneys have defended clients who are facing a DUI charge or a second DUI. You can trust our attorneys to put you and your future first.
Underage Drunk Driving Charges
For underage college students at James Madison University or Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, the consequences of a DUI can be severe. A DUI conviction can mean:
- Criminal offense classification
- Up to 12 months in jail
- Up to a $2,500 fine
- Mandatory minimum $500 fine OR minimum 50 hours of community service
- 12-month license suspension
Underage drinking and driving happens, and in Virginia, you can get a DUI with a blood alcohol content of only .02. That’s a quarter of the normal legal limit; if you’re 20 years and 364 days old, you could be arrested when a 21-year-old may not.
How Our DUI Attorneys Can Help
From the initial consultation, our DUI attorneys will work closely with you to build a strong DUI defense. We offer comprehensive insight into the legal process.
Your attorney will examine every element of your DUI charge, to ensure that the police did not violate your rights. Was the stop legal? Did the police officer have probable cause? Was the field sobriety test administered properly?
Our criminal defense lawyers will explain your options in simple terms. We gladly answer your questions. We get to know you and your DUI case so that we can work hard on your behalf. You are more than a case number to us.
Remember, a DUI conviction could hurt your status at school, your reputation and your career opportunities. In addition, you could face much higher insurance rates. Our DUI attorneys know that the legal process often feels overwhelming, so we will walk you through it and work to protect your future at every turn.