What are some of the consequences I can expect after being accused of a DUI traffic accident?

You leave a party or get-together—as you have on many other occasions—only to find yourself slammed into the back of another vehicle. Or perhaps you wake up and head to work after a long night and before you know it you are in an accident while crossing through an intersection.

Next thing you know you are behind bars being accused of a drunken-driving or drugged driving  accident.

These scenarios are common and can leave the driver being accused of driving under the influence (DUI) facing serious consequences. Because these consequences will be so severe, it is important to have an experienced DUI attorney on his side.

Some of the consequences an individual may face after being accused of a DUI accident in Virginia are:

  • Prison time. A person who was involved in an accident and being accused of a DUI can spend time behind bars. The time behind bars depends on how serious the accident was and if they have had any other DUI offenses.
  • Financial loss. The driver can expect a lawsuit from any person who has been injured in the accident. There will also be fines and penalties imposed by any court rulings.
  • Loss of license. Depending on the severity of the accident and prior offenses, the driver can expect some sort of suspension of his license. This can be anywhere from one year to indefinitely.


If you have been involved in an accident involving a DUI accusation, it is important to contact us today. To learn how we can help your case simply fill out the contact form found on this page.