Go to navigation Go to content
Phone: 804.673.5600
Bob Battle Law

Get Help Now

Need Help? Have Questions? Fill out the quick contact form below and we'll will be in contact soon!

Virginia’s Zero Tolerance Law (Part B)

Minors are especially susceptible to a Virginia DUI in their final year of high school. To protect your children against a Virginia DUI (remember, just one drink can lead to a Virginia DUI), there are a number of steps you can take. Some of these steps include: 

  • Communicating - Establish a rule that prohibits your children from driving after drinking alcohol. Inform them about the zero tolerance law, and what consequences they may suffer after a Virginia DUI
  • Supporting community sponsored celebrations - If your community or your child's school is sponsoring a celebration, then have your children attend these celebrations, rather than private parties. Sponsored celebrations will have chaperones to prohibit alcohol at the event.
  • Host your own party - By providing a place for them to celebrate, you can prevent everyone in attendance from consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • Provide transportation - By driving your children to and from a celebration, or by renting a limousine, you can be sure that they won't be charged with a Virginia DUI. Furthermore, The Virginia Limousine Service Association encourages limousine companies to sign a pledge that they will not transport, supply, or allow the use of alcohol by minors while in their limousines.
  • Be a role model - Your own actions will often influence the actions of your children. If you act responsibly, chances are that they will be more inclined to do so. 

Contacting a Virginia DUI Defense Attorney

If due to the zero tolerance law, you or your child has been charged with a Virginia DUI, then you should get the expert help of a Virginia DUI defense attorney.

Virginia DUI Defense Attorney Bob Battle has the experience and ability to help his clients use these errors to mount a successful DUI defense. To learn more about Virginia DUI, get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

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