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DUI Attorney Fairfax Virginia

Have you been charged with DUI in Virginia?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with DUI in Virginia?

As per Virginia Code § 18.2-266

“It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article, (ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol, (iii) while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, (iv) while such person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, or (v) while such person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than: (a) 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood, (b) 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood, (c) 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or (d) 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood. A charge alleging a violation of this section shall support a conviction under clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)…”

For a lot of our clients, a charge of DUI can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance or even their immigration status.

Don’t risk going to court alone if you have been charged with a crime of DUI in Virginia.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of DUI in Virginia, contact our law firm for help.

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DUI Attorney Fairfax Virginia

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Drew v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia) of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-36.1, after having been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266. He appealed.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • A defendant found guilty under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-36.1(A) who involuntarily causes the death of another as the result of driving under the influence is guilty of involuntary manslaughter and can be sentenced to up to 10 years of imprisonment with no mandatory minimum. Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-36.1(B), if, in addition to the elements in § 18.2-36.1(A), the conduct of the defendant was so gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, he shall be guilty of aggravated involuntary manslaughter, a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than 1 nor more than 20 years, 1 year of which shall be a mandatory, minimum term of imprisonment.
  • A comparison of the language in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-36.1 and the language of several Virginia murder statutes indicates the general assembly intended to allow multiple punishments for violations of this manslaughter section and the statute prohibiting driving under the influence, Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of DUI in Virginia, contact our law firm for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

DUI Attorney Fairfax Virginia

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

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