State laws hand down harsh penalties for second DUI offenses. With exponentially higher consequences at stake, you need a skilled Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyer who will do everything possible to help you obtain a favorable resolution to your case.
At McCormack & McCormack, we have more than three decades of combined legal experience. We are well-versed in DUI laws and understand how to negotiate a reduced sentence or the complete dismissal of charges against you. Our past clients agree that, when facing a serious legal situation, our firm is the one you want on your side.
Individuals convicted of a second DUI offense can face a minimum fine of $500 and the loss of their driver's license for three years. In addition, their sentence could include up to one year of jail time. If this second offense falls within 10 years of their first DUI, they must serve at least 10 days in jail. If it occurs within five years of their first offense, the minimum jail term increases to 20 days.
Other penalties could include:
With a prior DUI conviction, you will be classified as a “repeat offender” and this status will demand the need for a powerful legal guide to assist you. Since you will be facing prejudgment based on your arrest record, our firm will need to get to work immediately to build a strong defense on your behalf. You should begin by scheduling a case evaluation with our firm to discuss the issues you are facing. From there, we can determine whether errors in your case could be used as a defense and other issues that may be involved.
We recognize how much is on the line when facing charges for a second DUI offense. We are fiercely committed to protecting your rights through each step of the legal process. When you come to our firm, you can trust that you will receive aggressive representation tailored to meet your individual needs.
Schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can make a difference for your situation. Do not wait to get the legal assistance you need—contact a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney today!