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Being accused of driving while intoxicated or driving while under the influence can be a difficult experience. It is vital that anyone who is facing charges for drunk driving understand how certain laws in Virginia affect a drunk driving case. We can help you to learn about the laws that pertain to your case.

One law in Virginia that you should be aware of the per se DUI law. This law means that if it is found that your blood-alcohol concentration is at least .08 percent, the law enforcement officer doesn't need any other proof of intoxication or impairment.

We know that you might feel like your defense options have gone out the window when you are facing a pro se case. We want you to know that you still have options for presenting a defense against the charges. We can look into your case and let you know what your options are for your defense strategy.

The harsh reality is that a drunk driving conviction can impact you in ways that you might not immediately realize. Not only are you facing penalties related to your driver's license, you are also facing social consequences, imprisonment and other penalties. Your employment might be affected. Your ability to find a rental property might be affected.

When it comes down to it, your defense strategy might have to be aimed at reducing the effects of a conviction. We know that you want the penalties to be as minimal as possible. We can't promise that you won't face any penalties; however, we will work to protect your rights and interests throughout your drunk driving case.

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