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While some motorists view a drunk driving offense as a minor criminal charge, Virginia residents should note that the recent changes over the last decade have significantly increased the penalties for those convicted of a drunk driving or reckless driving charge. Because of this, such a charge should not be treated as minor but rather an offense that could drastically impact his or her life personally and professionally.

No matter if it is your fist offense or not, motorists accused of a DUI are afforded the right to defend themselves against the charges. At the Law Offices of Christie A. Leary, P.C., our experienced legal team understands that being charged with a DUI is an emotional and overwhelming experience. Thus, we are dedicated to helping individuals in the Fairfax area understand their rights and how best to navigate the defense process.

Currently, those facing a DUI charge could endure serious penalties. There is a mandatory jail sentence for those involved in cases with high blood alcohol content levels. In addition to facing jail time, fines and license suspensions and revocation, motorists convicted of a drunk driving charge are now required to have an ignition interlock device installed in the vehicles they operate. Prior to these changes, only those convicted of multiple offences or those with high BACs had to have the device installed.

At our law firm, we understand how the consequences of a DUI could influence and impact an individual's life. Our skilled attorneys understand how to take action when motorists are faced with a drunk driving charge, questioning whether there was a legal stop, a valid BAC test or if any errors or mistakes occurred in the matter. Uncovering such situation could help with a defense that could ultimately reduce or dismiss the charges against the accused.

To learn more, check out our law firm's drunk driving website. No matter your circumstance or how helpless you think you are at fighting the charge, it is important for individuals accused of a DUI to understand their rights and legal defense options. Doing so could help you avoid serious and life-altering consequences.

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