Virginia Third DUI Offense Lawyer


third dui offenseIt’s well known that the court doesn’t take the third DUI offense well. It’s incredibly nerve-racking when you come up to that third charge when it feels like the entire world is against you, especially when the system is. However, expert attorney David Deane knows how to calm you down and support you during this difficult time. 


It’s essential to contact our firm right away to find out more information. Just give us a call so our law office can schedule a consultation that’s completely free of cost. In addition, contacting us is crucial if you’re dealing with a third offense.


A DUI Defense Attorney Can Help


The events that led up to a charge like this are unique to each case. Because of this, it’s vital to find a defense attorney who can develop a unique strategy to help combat your case. You get a personalized approach when you work with a team of lawyers willing to put all their resources together that make up a private law firm on your case.  


This page provides all the information you need to know when you’ve just had your third DUI charge in the state of Virginia. It’s possible to take an even closer look at what you’re going up against when you call us for a free consultation. 


Third DUI Penalties in the State of Virginia


The penalties weighed on individuals who get their third DUI in Virginia are nothing less than serious. It’s something that requires your full attention. It’s a felony once you’ve reached your third offense, so the consequences of getting convicted can last a lifetime. While it’s important to note that no two cases are similar, the following will give you an idea of what will happen once you finally reach that third offense. 


  • You’ll spend at least six months in a jail
  • You will lose your driver’s license
  • You’ll pay a minimum fine of $1,000
  • They will take away your vehicle


Remember that the driver’s license revocation is indefinite on your third offense in the state of Virginia. Therefore, as time goes by, you can get your license reinstated if you petition the court. However, it’s important to note that there’s no guarantee your license will be reinstated.   


You may be forced to use an ignition interlock device in your car once your petition is successful. This device makes you take a breath test before starting your vehicle. The device also limits where you can drive from. 


Common DUI Defenses


Even if you’re looking at your third charge, there are several different defenses that your lawyer can argue on your behalf. Some of them are:


  • Making an argument against the stop and the sobriety test taken at a roadside 
  • Arguing against the results brought by the BAC test
  • Creating an argument of alternative theories against the perceived impairment 


It’s Time to Fight the Charges


The third offense of a DUI is taken extremely seriously in Virginia. A felony can destroy your life as it profoundly affects your personal and professional reputation. You may find it challenging to find employment and struggle to maintain it. The housing may also be an issue, along with many other things. 


When you’re coming up against these felonies, you’ll need a strong legal defense to fight in court. Having a strong legal defense will help keep this impact on your future at a minimum. 


Be sure to contact David Deane Law if you have been charged with a third DUI offense to learn how we can help you to build the strongest legal defense possible.


5 Star Virginia DUI Lawyer

  • Mr. Deane is a fantastic lawyer! In my experience he was highly knowledgeable (insight only an experienced attorney can have), extremely responsive, and a great communicator.

    loik henderson Avatar loik henderson
    July 13, 2020
  • Just a fantastic lawyer. On short notice he dissected my case quickly and used his long experience to leverage a terrific outcome. I was raised by lawyers and have hired a number over the years. I can't imagine you finding anyone better.

    Stewart Lawrence Avatar Stewart Lawrence
    March 12, 2020
  • David helped guide me on what to do, answer questions, allay concerns and negotiated well with the prosecutor. After the steps he advised me to take and his negotiations I was able to get a lesser charge (speeding ticket) than was ticketed by the officer. I was very pleased with the outcome. Highly recommend for any traffic infractions.

    Frank M. Avatar Frank M.
    March 4, 2020
  • I received a ticket for failure to pay full time and attention in Arlington (a misdemeanor) and Mr. Deane explained the entire process to me and informed me of what actions I should take. Mr. Deane attended my court date with me and negotiated with the prosecutor on my behalf. I had a favorable outcome due to David's representation and I would completely recommend him for any traffic infractions or misdemeanors you have, it's completely worth it!

    matthew k Avatar matthew k
    February 10, 2020
  • Fast, efficient and most importantly gives results!

    Logan Devia Avatar Logan Devia
    January 13, 2020
  • My family has an excellent experience with David. He represented my son who has a case in Arlington Circuit Court. He was knowledgeable and responsive and we followed his advice and he got the case dismissed. Thank you David.

    ams 12394 Avatar ams 12394
    December 21, 2019
  • Better result than I could have asked for on a traffic ticket. Highly recommended

    Evan Gentis Avatar Evan Gentis
    December 21, 2019
  • Great and quick service, I am very relieved that my problem was solved by David Dean and so happy that he helped me through the process, he made it easier and painless.

    Mayela Gomez Avatar Mayela Gomez
    October 1, 2019
  • David Deane got me a great deal. I was charged with DWI and he got it reduced to a reckless driving and only a fine! No license suspension or ASAP. I would highly recommend David for and traffic or criminal case.

    June 6, 2019
  • David helped me get my driving on suspended charge reduced to driving without a license and no jail! His representation was excellent and I highly recommend him for any traffic or criminal case.

    Richard Kranich Avatar Richard Kranich
    June 5, 2019