Attorneys in Richmond Virginia
If you or a loved one has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then choosing the right DUI attorney in Virginia is significant. Our experienced defense attorneys will help prepare, educate and guide you through the legal processes that follows a DUI charge in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly charged crimes in Virginia. At Gilliam & Mikula our attorneys understand the seriousness of this charge. We understand what is at stake and our attorneys are committed to helping you. Our familiarity with handling DUI cases helps us identify a legal defense that other attorneys could miss.
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What is considered driving under the influence?
It is illegal for any person to drive or operate a motor vehicle while:
The person has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or more;
The person is under the influence of alcohol;
The person is under the influence of any drug(s) to such an extent that it impairs the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely
The person is under a combined influence of alcohol and any drug(s) to such an extent that it impairs the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely
The person has 0.02 milligram per liter of blood of cocaine, 0.1 milligram of methamphetamine per liter of blood, or 0.01 milligram of PCP per liter of blood.
Your DUI charge does not have to follow you forever
A conviction may affect your ability to gain employment, housing, a loan for education and could even affect visitation rights with your children. With all the uncertainty surrounding your case, you should contact an experienced DUI attorney at Gilliam & Mikula.
What penalties could I face if charged with a DUI?
Penalties For Driving Under The Influence In The Commonwealth Of Virginia Can Be Determined By How Many Prior DUI Convictions The Individual Has Had In The Past. Also, Additional Enhanced Penalties Can Be Added For Higher BAC Levels And Having A Minor In The Vehicle While Driving Under The Influence.
If an individual is convicted of driving under the influence (1st or 2nd offense), then that individual could face up to 12 months in jail and a fine of $250 to $2,500.
If the person has a BAC of at least 0.15, then the individual also has the possibility of additional jail.
What areas of Virginia do we cover?
We are licensed to practice in all courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our attorneys routinely represent individuals, families and businesses in General District Courts, Juvenile Courts and the Circuit Courts in Central and Northern Virginia including, but not limited to, Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Goochland, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and surrounding areas.
Why choose Gilliam & Mikula?
Gilliam & Mikula takes pride in approaching and analyzing your specific legal issues within the broader context of your personal, family, and business interests while thoroughly exploring all viable legal strategies. The attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula are here to smoothly guide you through the maze of legal issues and ensure that you achieve the most favorable outcome.
Gilliam & Mikula currently has clients throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, but primarily in Central and Northern Virginia including, but not limited to, Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Goochland, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and surrounding areas.
Our Mission Statement: To provide our clients with outstanding and aggressive legal representation.