West Virginia DUI Laws

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West Virginia DUI laws call for long sentences for DUI offenders. In addition to fines and jail, West Virginia DUI laws call for driver's license suspensions to have lengthy minimums - 10 years in some cases. The length can be reduced through the use of ignition interlock devices, but those are a costly alternative.

Along with the immediate penalties, a drunk driving conviction in West Virginia could affect you for years to come. A DUI on your record could prevent you from getting or keeping a job or commercial driver's license, even years after the incident. You may also be forced to pay higher insurance prices for years to come.

Consider talking to a DUI lawyer to help you protect your rights. A DUI lawyer can answer your questions and provide the information you need to make the best decisions for your future. Speaking with a West Virginia DUI attorney today could save you time and money later.

To speak with a DUI attorney near you, and for a free case evaluation, simply fill out the form on this page or call toll free 877-349-1311.

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West Virginia DUI laws shouldn't be taken lightly. Refusing a breath test could get your license revoked for anywhere from one year to the rest of your life.

West Virginia DUI Penalties

First DUI conviction

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • $100-500 fine
  • 90 day driver's license revocation (can be reduced to 15 days with use of ignition interlock device)

Second DUI conviction (within 10 years)

  • 6 months-1 year in jail
  • $1,000-3,000 fine
  • Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
  • Up to 10-year driver's license revocation (can be reduced with use of ignition interlock device)

Third DUI Conviction (within 10 years)

  • Charged as a felony
  • 1-3 years in jail
  • $5,000 fine
  • Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device
  • Permanent driver's license revocation (can be reduced with use of ignition interlock device)

Aggravated DUI (.15 BAC or higher)

  • 2 days- 6 months in jail
  • $200-$1,000 fine
  • Mandatory installation of ignition interlock device

Penalties for Refusal

  • 45 days to permanent revocation of driver's license

Get Help Fighting Your Charges with a West Virginia DUI Attorney

West Virginia DUI attorneys could answer any questions you might have about the state laws or your specific DUI case. To speak with a DUI attorney near you today, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.

Note: Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a local DUI lawyer in the state.

The list of West Virginia DUI penalties is by no means all-inclusive. DUI Penalties may vary based on a variety of factors, including your prior driving record.

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