What does the DWI law say?
- 18.2-266. The 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.”
We begin each driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI) or other drinking and driving case by nearly looking at the system. Driving with a blood liquor level of .at least 08 is viewed as driving impaired in Virginia. At times, there are procedural mistakes that can prompt charges being diminished or expelled. Our lawyers will ask the accompanying inquiries:
- Was the stop proper?
- Was testing done properly?
- Did law enforcement follow protocol and procedure?
- Did the police have probable cause to make the stop and arrest?
On the off chance that there were no procedural blunders, we will begin investigating other safeguard alternatives. We will work to diminish the charges you confront and limit the potential outcomes. Consulting with the indictment, we will work to achieve a settlement that will ensure your long haul interests.
As of late, the territory of Virginia has improved the punishments for alcoholic driving. In this way, it is more vital than any other time in recent memory to look for the help of an accomplished lawyer to ensure your rights if you have been accused of a DUI or DWI. It is significantly more imperative if this isn’t your first DUI/DWI capture.
Unlike different states, Virginia does not offer projects that will allow you another opportunity for your DWI. In any case, the correct criminal safeguard portrayal can help. Contact our legal advisory committee who is always ready to investigate the majority of your legal alternatives.