Arlington, VA asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia

Q: Do past DUI convictions mean my punishment will be more severe if I get convicted again?

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Past convictions for DUI often do mean your punishment is going to be more severe. Certain offenses like a DUI 2nd within 5, 2nd within 5-10, or third offense within 10 or 4th offense within 10 years have mandatory elevated penalties if you are convicted as charged. Where you got convicted (what state) and when you were convicted may also factor in.

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