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  •  Apparently, he had enough, almost enough (8+ / 0-)

    for jail.

    In Virginia, a DUI is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The maximum punishment for a first offense is a $2,500 fine, one year in jail, and the loss of one’s driving privileges for one year. Generally, first-time offenders with blood alcohol levels below 0.12, who did not cause an accident, will not go to jail. Instead, the Judge will usually suspend all of the jail time he orders. This means that he will order a Defendant to serve some time (usually 30 days) in jail but, assuming the Defendant maintains generally good behavior and obeys all court orders for one year, he will not have to actually sit in jail. Thus, the sentence becomes unsupervised probation. The usual fine for a DUI is $300. Additionally, all persons convicted of DUI are, by law, required to lose their driving privileges for one year

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

    by SpamNunn on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:27:43 AM PST

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