DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DUI/DWI)
Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI): also commonly referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI), is an extremely complex area of the law. If you or a loved one have been charged with DUI/DWI, then you should seek an attorney with experience and a solid foundation of knowledge of the laws concerning DUI/DWI. The traffic lawyers at Goff Voltin, PLLC have handled numerous cases of DUI/DWI. We have spent years pouring over the complex code to better understand the intricacies of the laws which prohibit DUI/DWI.
Simply put, DUI/DWI is the operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Typically, people associate drinking alcohol with DUI/DWI. However, there are other drugs and intoxicating substances which may lead to a charge of DUI/DWI. The actual offense of DUI/DWI is the driving or operation of a motor vehicle (car, motorcycle, ATV, riding lawn mower, etc.) while:
- (1) having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters; OR
- (2) being under the influence of alcohol, narcotic, intoxicant, or drug to a degree which impairs the driver’s ability to operate the motor vehicle; OR
- (3) having a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than:
- 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood;
- 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine (commonly referred to as “meth”) per liter of blood;
- 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine (commonly referred to as “PCP” or “angel dust”) per liter of blood; or
- 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (commonly referred as “MDMA” or “ecstacy”) per liter of blood.
Anyone could find themselves facing criminal charges. A criminal charge can have lasting effects on the lives of those with such charges on their records. In order to effectively handle a serious legal situation, individuals often need to understand what they are facing. If you have a criminal law charge in Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Yorktown or the rest of the Hampton Roads area, call the criminal defense attorneys at Goff Voltin, PLLC today.
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