Washington DC DUI Lawyer

Recent changes in Washington, D.C. DUI laws have increased the penalties for a DUI conviction. In Washington, D.C., conviction of DUI carries a penalty of up to 180 days in jail, and/or a $1000 fine. A DC resident who is convicted of DWI can also expect to have his or her driver’s license suspended for 6 months, and to complete an alcohol education and/or driver safety course. Defendants with a BAC between .20 and .25 face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days. Those with a BAC over .25, must serve 15 days in jail. For a second DUI offense in Washington, D.C., defendants face up to 1 year in jail, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days, and up to a $5000 fine.

Unlike in Virginia, restricted driver’s licenses are rarely, if ever issued to those convicted of a D.C. DUI. If you are licensed in a state other than D.C., only your privilege to drive in D.C. can be suspended by the D.C. DMV. However, it is likely that your home state will suspended your license, especially if you are licensed in Virginia or Maryland.

Because DUI cases involve technical and scientific evidence, your D.C. DUI attorney should have experience trying DUI cases. Contact Jay Mykytiuk at Scrofano Law PC for a consultation today.