A Former Prosecutor With 20 Years Of Experience In The Local Courts

DUI And DWI Defense That’s More Than Just A Slogan

Many lawyers advertise themselves as DUI or DWI defense lawyer, and that simply is all they are…an advertisement. In many cases, an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer can make the difference between having your case dismissed and a conviction. Your lawyer should possess the background and experience to help you through the complexities of a proper DUI/DWI defense.

Mark A. Andrews has built his reputation as a determined, experienced criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of service to Chesapeake and the Hampton Roads Areas. He’s a former prosecutor who brings insight to your case. He works hard for each client to protect their rights, freedom and reputation.

What You Need To Know About DUI Charges In Virginia

In Virginia, a first or second offense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a Misdemeanor offense. Possible punishment may include or require the following:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • A fine of up to $2,500
  • Successful completion of an alcohol education class – “Virginia alcohol safety action program”(commonly referred to as vasap or asap)
  • $50.00 payment to the trauma center fund
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol
  • Loss of your privilege to drive and/or a restricted license to drive
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device (on all vehicles you own and/or your primary vehicle for at least six months)
  • Payment for costs of any emergency vehicles
  • Payment of court costs

A third or subsequent offense, within a ten-year period, of DUI or DWI is a FELONY offense. In addition, your vehicle may be subject to seizure and forfeiture.

Do Not Delay

Allowing your lawyer adequate time to prepare is vital for a proper DUI/DWI defense. Mr. Andrews’ background, experience, and professionalism help him be the defense attorney his clients deserve.

Reach out today by calling 757-780-9705 or sending an email to get started. Let Mark Andrews show you what a powerful drunk driving defense looks like.