Virginia DUI laws for those under 21 are about to change. As of July 1, 2008, the “baby DUI” law penalties will become much stricter.
Under this new law, the penalty for any measurable alcohol in your system (.02% BAC) if you are under the legal drinking age in Virginia (21) will result in a 1 year license suspension, and either a minimum $500 fine, or a minimum of 50 hours of community service to be performed.
This is categorized as a Class 1 Misdemeanor, the same as an over 21 Virginia DUI (with .08% BAC).
If you’ve been arrested and charge with a DUI in Virginia, please contact our experienced criminal defense & DUI attorneys. Our local attorneys know the courts ,the law, and can help you challenge the courts. We look for every opportunity to beat your DUI charge, but we are also realistic and will fight for the best plea deal allowed by law, if that is in your best interests. Contact us for a free legal defense consultation and case evaluation.