Defending Drivers From DUI Charges For Decades

Virginia Beach has one of the highest rates of driving under the influence, or DUI, in the state. The city is laid out so that the bars are near the oceanfront with few, if any, residences. As a result, revelers must drive into the area and back. Law enforcement officers regularly hide nearby, ready to pull over and charge anyone with DUI.

Having defended Virginia Beach clients from drunk driving charges for decades, Doummar Law understands how the city and the surrounding cities handle these charges. Our team of attorneys fights hard to resolve your DUI quickly and quietly, seeking a favorable outcome that does not jeopardize your driving privileges.

Drunk Driving Charges In Virginia: What To Know

Virginia’s criminal code technically uses the term driving while intoxicated, or DWI. However, the terms DWI and DUI are often used interchangeably. They refer to the same act: Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. The consequences vary depending on the details of the criminal case. They can include:

  • Fines
  • Suspender or revoked license
  • Probation
  • Rehab
  • Ignition interlock device
  • Jail

The severity of the sentence increases with every prior offense. If you have a past record, you need the help of a lawyer to minimize the penalties you face.

Helping You Get Treatment Or Alternative Sentencing

Drunk driving often indicates a deeper issue with alcohol or substance abuse. We try to work with clients to get them into drug and alcohol counseling as soon as possible. This begins to tackle the underlying trouble with controlled substances. It also shows the district attorney or the judge that you are serious about preventing any other drunk driving incidents in the future.

Don’t Wait – Get Our Defense After A DUI

At Doummar Law, we have the experience and compassion to help you after a DUI charge. As soon as you can, call us at 757-785-9970 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation with a DUI lawyer. We offer free parking and can schedule appointments in the early mornings or at night.