Q: 1st offense, DWI ,underage (19), blew a .007 at station , active duty military already NJPd. What am I looking at?
Fell asleep at a red light, failed field sobriety tests, blew a .007 at station but I'm 19 charged with DWI . I'm an active duty marine , already got NJPd for it .military is also making me go to alcohol classes. This is my first offense . Is there anyway I can get out of this without to much damage .
A: There is a specific Virginia Code Section for people under the age of 21 who have been arrested for DUI. Under 18.2-266.1 if you are under 21 and you are driving with a BAC of .02 to .08 you can be found guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. It sounds like your BAC of .007 is below that. I would recommend talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer because you may have some defenses to this charge.
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