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Multiple DUI Offenses

Know the Penalties You Are Facing

In Virginia, the penalties for multiple convictions of driving under the influence (DUI) compound with each subsequent offense. Even a first-time DUI can result in a minimum fine of $250 and a possible jail sentence, but a second, third, fourth, or subsequent conviction can cause the sentence to escalate from a misdemeanor to a felony and from hundreds to thousands of dollars in fines.

The sentencing progression is as follows:

  • Second DUI within 5 Years
    • Misdemeanor
    • Minimum fine of $500
    • Confinement in jail for one month to one year
    • Mandatory minimum sentence of 20 days
  • Second DUI within 5-10 Years
    • Misdemeanor
    • Minimum fine of $500
    • Confinement in jail for not less than one month
    • Mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days
  • Third DUI within a 5-Year Period
    • Felony
    • Mandatory minimum fine of $1,000
    • Mandatory minimum sentence of confinement for six months
  • Third DUI within a 10-Year Period
    • Felony
    • Mandatory minimum fine of $1,000
    • Mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days
  • Fourth or Subsequent DUI within a 10-Year Period
    • Felony
    • Mandatory minimum fine of $1,000
    • Mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year
    • Up to three years of probation

You Need to Work with a Virginia Beach Criminal Lawyer

I will handle your case, not an associate, and I will study your case to the last detail in order to gather the facts and build the strongest defense possible. Preparation is key to the success of any case and I will thoroughly prepare your case for trial. Since I have handled thousands of criminal defense cases, both as a prosecutor and a criminal lawyer, you can have confidence in my understanding of the criminal process and how to skillfully fight your charges. Take part in a free confidential consultation as soon as possible to learn exactly what I can do for you.

Contact an Virginia Beach criminal attorney from Thoman Law, PLLC today if you have been arrested for a second or subsequent DUI in Virginia Beach.

“He was very thorough and respectful, he helped vindicate me in a situation I thought was virtually impossible because of the circumstances. I definitely recommend him as a defense attorney.”

- Past Client
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