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Involuntary manslaughter charges after a drunk driving crash

It is no doubt a scary thing for any Virginian resident of the Harrisonburg area or another part of the Shenandoah Valley to face a DUI accusation, especially if they have no familiarity with the criminal justice system. However, facing criminal charges related to DUI can be an absolute nightmare if they come on the heels of a deadly accident. The reason is that, under such circumstances, a resident could face an involuntary manslaughter conviction, which is a felony under Virginia law.

Higher premiums are a forgotten consequence of DUIs

As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, getting convicted of a DUI in Virginia is a serious affair even when it is a first offense. In addition to the possibility of jail and an almost inevitable license suspension, a person convicted can wind up paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars in probation costs, mandatory counseling and other fees.

What is a DUID in Virginia?

When Harrisonburg, Virginia, residents think of a DUI, their first thought may involve driving after consuming too much alcohol. It may even be burned in their memories that if they test over .08 blood alcohol content after being pulled over, then they will likely face a DUI charge.

Possible evidence against a driver in a DUI case

A DUI charge can be damaging to a person in many different ways. Aside from imposing a significant legal battle in their path, it may also impact their ability to do their job and provide for their family. In Virginia, prosecutors may use a wealth of evidence to demonstrate a driver's intoxication in support of a DUI charge.

Penalties for DUI convictions increase with subsequent arrests

An arrest based on a DUI in Virginia is a serious situation. It can mean that a driver will, if convicted, lose their license and have other possible penalties to face. However, the penalties associated with DUI convictions in the Commonwealth are not all the same. As a person accumulates more DUI convictions on their record their punishments will become more and more severe.

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