Absolutely, if you are charged with a DUI in Herndon then you are facing the possibility of jail time. You have a constitutional right to be represented by a lawyer. You have a constitutional right to a lawyer for a very good reason, DUI cases are complicated and the penalties are serious, without significant legal training and experience it is extremely difficult know what options you have without a DUI lawyer who knows the Town of Herndon well.
What are the Penalties for a Herndon DUI?
If you are found guilty of misdemeanor DUI in the Town of Herndon you are facing up to 12 months in jail. If you have been convicted of a prior DUI within ten years, if there was a minor in the car with you or if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over 0.15 then you may also be facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence as well. Felony DUIs also come with mandatory minimum jail sentences and a maximum of 5 years in prison.
However, just because you can go to jail for a long time, does not mean you will go to jail. There are many factors that can affect whether or not you go to jail. Talk to a Herndon DUI lawyer and find out what the likely outcome of your case is as part of a free consultation.
Jail time is not the only penalty for a DUI conviction. A conviction for DUI will result in a suspension of your driving privileges. DUI (1st offense) comes with a one year loss of license, DUI (2nd offense) comes with a three year loss of license, Dui (3rd or more) comes with an indefinite loss of driving privileges.
If you are convicted of DUI and your license is suspended you may be able to get a restricted driver’s license. Apply for a restricted license can be complicated and not everyone is eligible or is granted one. Talk to a Herndon DUI lawyer to find out whether a restricted license is possible and how to apply.
In Addition to these penalties, there is the serious possibility of up to $2,500 in fines, multiple court costs and expenses, ignition interlock, probation, alcohol classes, and even substance abuse treatment.
An experienced attorney can walk you through all of these various possibilities and their likely impact on you.
Call Nichols & Green Pllc When You Need an Experienced Herndon DUI Lawyer.
DUIs come with serious penalties, but that does not mean that you will be convicted or that your sentence will include these penalties. DUI, DWI and Refusal charges are complicated and counter intuitive. Before you make any assumptions about the likely outcome of your case, talk to an experienced DUI lawyer who knows Herndon well.
At Nichols & Green PLLC we are happy to give free consultations to anyone who wants to talk to a Herndon DUI lawyer about their case. During your consultation we will share out experience and expertise with you.
You will get a chance to discuss the details of your case, ask questions, find out what you are facing, what can be done, and how to prepare for your case. Our lawyers have years of experience defending Herndon DUI cases and DUIs are what we do.
For the last twenty five years, Mr. Green has been practicing law in Virginia. Garrett Green has defended hundreds of drivers accused of traffic crimes, DUIs, DWIs and refusal charges. Mr. Nichols has been researching the legal and technical issues associated with DUI for his entire career. The Virginia DUI Handbook (2nd Ed.) was written by Mr. Nichols, who written several books on Virginia traffic law.