Fredericksburg First Offense DUI Attorney
Advocacy From a Skilled Fredericksburg DUI Defense Lawyer
Are you facing your first DUI charge? Otherwise law-abiding citizens who have never been in trouble before routinely find themselves facing these types of charges. People often do not know what their options are or the fact that, until the judge makes a ruling, they are only suspected of drunk driving, not guilty of it.
I am Andrew J. Cornick, Attorney at Law, and I have assisted numerous clients who are facing their very first DUI charge. As a former prosecutor with more than a decade of legal experience, I'm well-versed in the shortcomings in many of the DUI cases the Commonwealth presents. I know what to look for in these circumstances to best secure a dismissal or reduction on behalf of my clients and, above all, ensure that they receive every consideration they deserve before our court system.
It is possible to face your DUI charges with confidence. Call me today at (540) 827-4446 to start exploring your options.
What Are the Penalties for Your First DUI in Virginia?
Unfortunately, even a first-time DUI conviction—which is considered a Class I misdemeanor—can come with significant penalties. Not only can these consequences greatly interrupt your life, but also follow you around on your criminal record.
A first-time DUI conviction can result in:
- A maximum fine of $2,500 (minimum: $250)
- One-year license suspension
- Mandatory substance abuse classes and/or treatment
- Ignition interlock requirements to drive again
- Minimum five-day active jail sentence or more (if BAC was 0.15% or higher, or certain other factors are proven)
Any aggravating factors present in your case can mean tougher penalties, as well. Remember: even if your BAC was found to be over the limit, you still have defense options. My team and I are ready to investigate your case, assess your options, and ensure that your rights and interests are protected as you confront your charges.
Face your DUI charge with a proven Fredericksburg DUI defense attorney capable of providing results. Request a free consultation today.