October 6, 2014
0.12 BAC DUI Defense Petersburg Traffic Court
Recently, I represented a client charged with Driving While Intoxicated, better known as ‘DWI’, in the City of Petersburg, Virginia. If charged with a DWI in Virginia, you are facing a multitude of consequences. These include jail time, loss of license, a fine of up to $2500, ignition interlock installed on vehicle, and more. Additionally, if you are convicted of a DWI/DUI in Virginia, it can affect you in other secondary ways such as job consequences and being dropped from your insurance.
When my client’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was measured, he registered a 0.12 which is 50% higher than the legal limit in Virginia. This was a case that required a lot of work in order to avoid a conviction. As such, I examined every detail of this case as I carefully prepared for trial.
After several court dates and after working with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office extensively, we were able to reach a resolution that dropped my client’s charge from a DWI to a lesser charge. As a result, his criminal record will not be tarnished by a DWI conviction.
By Daniel Leavitt