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If you have been convicted for driving under the influence in Virginia, you know how serious the consequences can be. The Commonwealth takes driving under the influence very seriously and increases the severity of the penalties for multiple convictions, requiring the guidance of a Richmond multiple DUI lawyer. A Richmond DUI defense lawyer like Cody Villalon can prepare you with a solid defense to try to mitigate the severity of the penalties you can face after a subsequent driving under the influence conviction.

Retaining Cody Villalon in Your Multiple DUI Case Can Benefit You

There are many lawyers for multiple DUIs in the Richmond area; however, Cody Villalon is among the best. Cody has an extensive history of successfully defending multiple DUI clients in Richmond and throughout Virginia. He is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for you to fight for your rights and protect your future.

Cody Villalon Can Help with a Multiple DUI Defense

Attorney Cody Villalon understands that facing multiple DUI charges can seriously impact your future. He offers comprehensive legal representation tailored to your specific circumstances, and his approach encompasses . . .

  • Thorough case analysis
  • Analysis and challenge of your stop and arrest
  • Collaboration with experts to challenge the prosecution’s evidence
  • Aggressive plea negotiations
  • Trial preparation and representation.

Understanding Multiple DUI Charges in Virginia

First-time offenses for driving under the influence are generally considered misdemeanors under Virginia law. However, subsequent offenses are charged more severely, with each offense carrying harsher penalties, potentially leading to felony charges.

The lookback period in the Commonwealth for driving under the influence charges is ten years. This means that prior driving under the influence convictions within a ten-year period will be considered when determining the penalties for a subsequent offense. Therefore, if you are facing multiple charges for driving under the influence, you should consult with an experienced multiple DUI attorney in Richmond.

Penalties for Multiple DUI Convictions in Virginia

In addition to having six demerit points added to your driving record, the consequences for multiple DUI offenses in the Commonwealth are as follows:

Second offense convictions:

  • Revocation of your driver’s license for at least three years
  • A mandatory fine of at least $500
  • Mandatory 20 days to one year in jail if within five years of prior charge
  • Mandatory ten to thirty days in jail if within ten years of prior charge, with an additional minimum of ten days for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels between 0.15% and 0.20%, and 20 days for BAC levels over 0.20%.

You should note that refusing a breath or blood test in Virginia is illegal. When you obtain your driver’s license in the Commonwealth, you give implied consent to having your BAC levels tested.

Third offense convictions:

  • Revocation of your driver’s license for an indefinite period
  • A mandatory fine of at least $1,000
  • Mandatory 90 days in jail if within ten years of prior charges, or six months in jail if within five years of previous charges
  • Forfeiture of your vehicle
  • Prosecution as a Class 6 felony.

Fourth or subsequent convictions:

  • Mandatory one-year imprisonment.

Multiple DUI convictions in Virginia also include a permanent criminal record, the installation of an ignition interlock system on your vehicle, successful completion of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP), and three years of probation. Multiple-DUI offenders are also required to pay restitution to the Trauma Center Fund to contribute to the costs of providing emergency services to victims of accidents resulting from driving under the influence. A conviction for driving under the influence will typically remain on your driving record for 11 years unless you are convicted of driving under the influence while driving a commercial motor vehicle, in which case it will stay on there permanently.

You Need the Help of a Multiple DUI Attorney in Richmond

If you are facing multiple DUI charges in Richmond or the surrounding areas, do not wait to seek legal representation from a reputable criminal defense lawyer. Cody Villalon, Attorney at Law, will put his legal knowledge, experience, and dedication to work for you to provide the aggressive legal representation you need to protect your rights, freedom, and future. Call Cody today at (804) 316-0765 to schedule a free consultation to discuss how he may be able to help reduce your multiple DUI charges or mitigate your punishment.

Attorney Cody Villalon Richmond, VA


Cody Villalon is a criminal defense attorney in Richmond, VA representing clients accused of violent offenses and DUIs, and he specializes in serious criminal charges. He possesses more than 10 years of legal experience, has defended more than 1,000 cases, and has spent more than 5,000 hours in court. He is highly professional and well-respected by prosecutors and judges. [ Attorney Bio ]


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