Legal Question in DUI Law in Virginia

convicted felon-Dui and drugs

i served 3 years, have been out 4 yrs, am not on probation. no other charges until i recently received a DUI, listed as 1st offense DuI. what are the laws regarding punishment? will they use previous record from 4 yrs ago?

Asked on 7/16/09, 12:43 pm

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James Bullard James A. Bullard, Jr., P.C.
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Re: convicted felon-Dui and drugs

A DUI is a class one misdemeanor where the maximum punishment is 12 months in jail and $2,500 fine. Unless the blood alcohol level is .15 or higher there is no mandatory jail time required. Your criminal record will play a role in any potential sentence you would receive if convicted, but does not necessarily mean you would go to jail.

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Answered on 7/16/09, 1:04 pm

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