Getting pulled over by the police is a scary experience, especially if you have been drinking. Drunk driving offenses carry stiff penalties. If you have been arrested for a first-offense DUI, you likely have many questions and fears running through your mind.

Will I go to jail? Will I lose my license? How will I get to work? These are common questions drivers have. Jason V. Wolfrey of Wolfrey Law, PLLC, is here to answer your questions.

Understand The Penalties Of A DUI Charge

Attorney Wolfrey understands your concerns after being charged with a first-offense DUI. This is more than a traffic violation. Your driver's license will be automatically suspended for seven days if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher.

Speak with an attorney right away if you have been arrested for a DUI. Call us today.

A DUI charge can also result in a mandatory minimum fine of $250 and your driver's license being revoked for one year. You also may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

Impact On Your Driving Privileges

You will need to complete an Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) to get your license reinstated. You may have to complete an education or treatment program, or both in some cases. First-time offenders will also be on probation for one year.

You may be eligible for a restricted license after your license has been revoked due to a DUI charge. Restricted driving privileges can be granted by the court or Department of Motor Vehicles. If you receive a restricted driver's license, you will only be allowed to drive to and from work, school or other necessary reason such as to receive medical care.

Reviewing Your Case To Find The Best Outcome

Mr. Wolfrey represents individuals facing DUI charges in Blacksburg, Christiansburg and throughout the surrounding areas in Virginia. As a former prosecutor, he understands state laws and how criminal charges can impact your entire way of life.

He will guide you through your criminal case and evaluate all factors, including your traffic stop, to see if police had a valid reason to pull you over. In some cases, you may be able to get your charges dismissed or reduced but it all depends on the specific factors of your situation.

You Need An Attorney To Protect Your Rights

An experienced lawyer can protect your rights, and develop a clear DWI defense strategy to help prevent or minimize the impact on your driving privileges and other penalties. Contact the firm online or call 540-251-1954 to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.