Elkridge, MD asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia

Q: I got a dwi in virginia yesterday. Is there any way to ask for them to not suspend my license or add points to my licen?

I got pulled over going 45 in a thirty. I had several beers and thought I did well on sobriety test. I consented to a breathalyzer because I thought I wasn't over. I blew .14 or something. I got arrested and ge tried to get me to submit another breathalyzer back at police station but I refused a second one. charged me with first offense misdemeanor dwi and refusal to submit to breathalyzer... I have a maryland license, live in md, but just got a job at a dealership out of va. Is there anyway to request waving points on my license because it will effect my job and request not to have one of those stupid breath things in my car. I dont have much money and case was put out to dec 17 which is weird because another guy who got arrested was scheduled for 10 days out. What do I do???

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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: What city were you arrested in? Unfortunately, you cannot make an agreement where you will not be assessed points. A DUI conviction not only carries with it demerit points but a 12 month license suspension, a requirement for ignition interlock, alcohol monitoring through ASAP and even a possibility of active jail.

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

A: You should hire a skilled DUI lawyer. If that means borrowing money it may be worth it if they can find a legal defense. Without the BAC the Commonwealth will need to prove intoxication based on driving behavior and what happened during the stop.

But the refusal alone carries a license suspension if you're found guilty plus everything with the DUI.

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