DUI Defense Attorney Attorney Shawn Cline

DUI Defense in Virginia Beach

Get Experienced & Aggressive Legal Representation on Your Side

Just because you have been arrested for a DUI in Virginia, doesn’t mean that you are guilty of the crime. A conviction can lead to harsh penalties which can complicate your life. That is why it is important to obtain legal counsel from a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

At the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC, we are committed to either getting your case dismissed altogether or your charges and penalties significantly reduced. Our Virginia Beach DUI defense lawyer has a comprehensive understanding of Virginia drunk driving law to help you navigate the complexities and pitfalls of the criminal justice system. Let us protect your rights and future.

Have you been arrested for a DUI? Timing is crucial. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Virginia DUI Laws & Penalties

When operating a motor vehicle in Virginia, the legal limit for driving under the influence is a BAC of .08 percent or higher. Aggravating factors such as having a BAC of .15 or higher, being involved in a car accident, causing great bodily harm to another individual, or traveling with a minor child can result in more severe consequences.

A conviction for a first-time DUI offense is punishable by a mandatory minimum fine of $250 (maximum of up to $2,500) and your driver’s license will be revoked for one year. Although there are no mandatory minimum jail terms for first-time offenders, driving with a BAC of .15 or higher can result in such incarceration sentencing along with other increased penalties.

A conviction for a second offense results in a potential jail sentence of up to one year, a mandatory minimum fine of $500, and your driving privileges will be revoked for three years. A second offense within ten years of a previous DUI offense comes with a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days. If it’s within five years, the mandatory minimum is 20 days.

While jail time, fines, and license suspension are serious penalties on their own, having a permanent mark on your criminal record can further damage your professional reputation and personal life. Even a DUI arrest could end up on your criminal record. That is why having a lawyer on your corner can help you avoid such consequences or have your criminal record expunged.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

The moment you are arrested for a DUI, you need to contact the trusted and experienced attorney from the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC. We can investigate your arrest, gather and evaluate evidence, and develop a strong defense strategy to get the most favorable results.

Our office is easily reached by completing an online form now! We have convenient locations in the cities of Virginia Beach and Hampton, so if you are a resident of Hampton Roads, then don't hesitate to reach out to the firm!

Call (757) 209-2328 and speak with our Virginia Beach DUI defense lawyer today.