Manassas, Virginia Felony DUI Attorney
Defense for Felony DUI in Fairfax, Fauquier & Prince William County
If a person has been arrested and charged with
DUI in Manassas, Virginia, the question of whether the charge will be a misdemeanor
or a felony becomes important. Under ordinary circumstances, the first
and second DUI offense will be filed as a misdemeanor. If a person has
two prior DUI convictions and is now facing a new DUI charge all within
ten years, he or she will likely be charged with felony DUI. Under these
circumstances, it is crucial that you speak with a highly skilled Virginia
DUI attorney regarding your defense.
Felony DUI Lawyer for Virginia Charges
Although the charge for a first or second DUI is ordinarily a misdemeanor,
if an accident with a serious injury resulted the charge can be elevated
to a felony. Conviction of a felony DUI carries far more severe penalties
- Suspension of driver's license for years
- Installation of an ignition interlock device when allowed restricted driving
- If possible seizure of the vehicle
- Fines up to $2,500
- Mandatory incarceration for a minimum of three months
Additional serious consequences include the inability to get car insurance,
increased cost of insurance if it is possible (if you can get your driver's
license reinstated at a future time) and a criminal record as a convicted
felon which will negatively impact your future opportunities. Should a
fatality have taken place in an accident, the penalties can be far more
serious. With so much at stake, it is critical that you are defended by
a Virginia felony DUI lawyer with the experience and know-how which only
comes from representing clients in thousands of DUI defenses.
Fighting Your Felony DUI Charges
Most felony DUI charges are related to either a prior criminal record,
within the past 5 or 10 years, based upon the individual case, or in a
case in which an accident and injury or death has taken place. If one
of the drivers involved in an accident is alleged to have been operating
their vehicle while drunk or under the influence of a controlled substance
(even legally prescribed) that led to the accident, it is likely that
it will be assumed that this is the responsible party.
There are many factors involved in an accident, and it may be important
that full independent accident investigation is initiated to determine
if these allegations are supported by the evidence. We are heavily committed
to helping clients fight back in court. The firm is prepared to help you now.
Work with Our Virginia DUI Lawyer: Call (703) 988-5882
The prosecution's case must be attacked from all angles to establish
your complete innocence or get the charges reduced which can include proving
your driving abilities were not impaired, you were not drunk, your BAC
was not over.08, you did not cause the accident, or other court challenges.
DUI law is constantly evolving. It takes a great deal of skill and an
aggressive approach to obtain successful results on a consistent basis.
Talk to a Virginia DUI lawyer with the resources and knowledge you need
by calling Attorney Michael Pignone for a consultation.
Contact a Virginia felony DUI attorney
with the firm who fully understands your situation and will fight tirelessly
for your defense.