Virginia DUI Insurance
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Virginia
Virginia DUI Insurance– The state of Virginia has strict rules regarding driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. For first time offenders the minimum fine is $250 and a one year suspension. If a child under age 17 was in the car during the arrest you will serve a minimum of 5 days in jail in addition to fines $500 to $1000.
Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limits in Virginia are as follows:
- All drivers = BAC .08% or higher
- Drivers under age 21 = BAC .02% or higher
- Commercial drivers = BAC .04% or higher
What if I refuse the road side breathalyzer test?
If the law enforcement officer suspects you have been driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs they will ask you to perform a chemical test of your blood, urine or breathe to determine BAC. You can refuse to take the test but your penalties can be higher than if you just were convicted of a DUI. It is up to the court to determine your suspension period and fines which can add up to similar or greater penalty than a DUI conviction.
Working your way through the rough-patches after a Virginia DUI is going to require guidance. For questions or to speak with one of our Virginia DUI Insurance specialists, call 855-438-7353 or visit our website for FREE QUOTES