Virginia DUI DWI Lawyers
Welcome to the website of David A.C. Long, Attorney at Law. If you have been charged with a DUI in the state of Virginia, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn. At our firm, we understand the seriousness of a DUI charge and are here to help you fight for your rights.
As an experienced DUI attorney, David A.C. Long has a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding DUI offenses in Virginia. He has successfully handled many cases involving DUI charges and knows how to navigate the legal system to protect his clients’ rights.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Virginia, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights and your future. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with David A.C. Long. He will review the details of your case and help you to understand your options.
At our firm, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation. We will work tirelessly to help you fight your DUI charge and achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Below is more information about Virginia DUI Laws:
§ 18.2-266. Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc.
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).
To sum all that up, In the state of Virginia, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This is known as a “per se” DUI. It is also illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol to the point that your ability to drive is impaired.
If you are charged with a DUI in Virginia, you may face penalties such as fines, license suspension, and even jail time. The exact penalties you face will depend on the circumstances of your case, including your BAC level and whether you have any prior DUI convictions.
It is important to remember that a DUI charge is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with a DUI in Virginia, it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney who can help you to understand your rights and fight for a favorable outcome in your case.
Virginia DUI Attorney David A.C. Long can help you if you have been charged with Richmond DUI, Chesterfield DUI, Hanover DUI, or Henrico DUI offenses.
Don’t let a DUI charge ruin your future. Contact David A.C. Long, Attorney at Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you.