The State of Virginia has passed a law that will allow those charged
for the first time with DUI to obtain a restricted driver's license,
allowing them to go to work. Virginia does have a restricted driver's
license available to those first-time offenders who are convicted of
DUI. This has been a bargaining chip for prosecutors to plea deal DUI
The restricted driver's license for refusal to take a breathalyzer law
was passed because the current penalty for refusing to take a
breathalyzer was a one-year suspension of license. This was considered
draconian and this will allow individuals to get back and forth to work.
Clearly, with the prospect of obtaining a restricted driver's license,
many more people will be refusing breathalyzers and blood testing. There
will be many more DUI trials in Virginia without a breathalyzer or blood
BAC result. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski,
Williston, Shelburne or anywhere in the state of Vermont, and have been
arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive
and experienced legal defense.