After a second DUI conviction, additional (or subsequent) DUI convictions carry even heavier penalties, and they are likely to be prosecuted more severely. Virginia law classifies any third (or subsequent) DUI offense a Class 6 felony. The newest classification also impacts those who has been convicted in the past of involuntary manslaughter DUI or any DUI offense where a person was injured or maimed.
Any third or subsequent DUI convictions carry a mandatory minimum $1,000 fine, mandatory indefinite driver’s license suspension, and is a Class 6 felony in addition to the following:
- Minimum six months in jail and permanent vehicle forfeiture (if you are the sole owner) for a third DUI conviction within five years.
- Minimum 90 days in jail and permanent vehicle forfeiture (if you are the sole owner) for a third DUI conviction within 10 years.
- Minimum 12 months in jail and permanent vehicle forfeiture (if you are the sole owner) for a fourth of subsequent DUI conviction.
If you’ve received a DUI, whether it’s your first one or second, don’t delay calling an experienced Roanoke DUI lawyer from Roanoke Criminal Attorneys today.
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If you’ve been charged with a DWI / DUI in Virginia, the experienced Roanoke criminal defense attorneys at Roanoke Criminal Attorneys can help evaluate the details of your case and your options. For an appointment, call us at (540) 343-9349.