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Virginia Drunk Driving Laws

Virginia’s drunk driving laws are some of the toughest in the country. For one thing, Virginia does not have alternative sentencing options to avoid a conviction. Therefore, the only way to avoid a conviction is to find an Attorney to effectively fight the charge. This requires knowledge of the system and the law, skillful maneuvering in the Courtroom, and years of experience maneuvering complex pitfalls and landmines.

Drunk Driving – DUI v. DWI

DWI (Driving while intoxicated) and DUI (Driving under the influence) are interchangeable terms in Virginia.  Virginia does not differentiate between a DWI and DUI and both terms are used to describe the offense of drunk driving in Virginia.  However, the difference between DWI and DUI are noteworthy.  DUI means that you were driving while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicant after having consumed enough of that substance to observably affects your manner, speech, muscular movement, disposition and general appearance.  Rather, driving while intoxicated simply means that you were driving with a blood alcohol concentration higher than a .08.  Because of the law in Virginia, you can end up with a Virginia Drunk Driving charge even with a BAC of a .06 or .07.

What to do?

A pending Virginia drunk driving charge can cause a lot of stress and anxiety because the outcome is uncertain.  Our Attorneys handle hundreds of Virginia drunk driving cases a year. When everything you worked for is on the line trust in a proven fighter and defender – Trust in the team at Dischley Law, PLLC


Dischley Law leverages its experience as former prosecutors, U.S. Military (Marines) and as police legal advisors to challenge the legal, procedural, and technical aspects of Virginia DWI cases! Indeed, we produce unprecedented results in every case.

What you need to know about your DWI case in Virginia:

Dischley Law can help you!

If everything you work for is on the line & excellent results are critical – Put your trust in Dischley Law… Don’t jeopardize your security clearance, livelihood, and reputation with just any attorney

Police officers, government agencies, and military members trust Dischley Law to protect their careers, families, and future.

The Attorneys at Dischley Law use their up to date knowledge and skill in handling Virginia Drunk Driving cases.  We understand the defenses! And the strategies to accomplish your goals in each and every case! In the end, we have the experience that only comes with handling DWI cases in Virginia for close to 20 years as both prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Alexandria Office
108 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Manassas Office
9255 Center Street, Suite 300B Manassas, Virginia 20110
Fairfax Office
10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 102A Fairfax, VA 22030