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What are the penalties for a fourth DUI offense in Virginia?

If you have been charged with your fourth Virginia DUI offense, you may face penalties including fines, a driver's license revocation, and some serious time in jail. To learn more about how to fight your particular Virginia DUI charge, you can consult an experienced Virginia DUI defense attorney.

If you are convicted of your fourth Virginia DUI in a 10 year period, this will result in a class 6 felony, which carries a mandatory minimum 1 year prison term, and a minimum $1,000 fine. In this case, your administrative driver's license will be revoked indefinitely.

Furthermore, a class 6 felony will leave you with a permanent criminal record. This can seriously hinder any job opportunities that you may have in the future. Your criminal record may also prevent you from buying a home, or renting an apartment. To beat your fourth Virginia DUI charge, you will need to build a winning Virginia DUI defense.

To build a winning Virginia DUI defense, your Virginia DUI attorney may: 

  • Challenge the results of a blood alcohol content (BAC) test;
  • Question the police procedures before, during, and after your arrest;
  • Challenge the validity of roadside tests that you may have been subjected to; and
  • Other specific considerations related to your case. 


What is important to remember is that you have the right to fight your Virginia DUI charges, and a Virginia DUI defense attorney may be able to help. Working with an experienced Virginia DUI defense attorney can help you understand the strengths and challenges in your case as well as how to fight your charges in court.

How can a Virginia DUI defense attorney help me?

No state is faster at moving cases through the system than Virginia. In the face of a defending a criminal charge, the decision of who will be your lawyer will be one of the most important decisions you make in your life. Before you speak to any lawyer, get a FREE copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Virginia.   

Virginia DUI defense attorney Bob Battle aggressively defends criminal defendants who have been charged with felony crimes such as repeat DUI charges. For proven legal help with your criminal case, contact Bob Battle to schedule your legal consultation today - 804-673-5600.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts