• Auto Accidents
  • Driving under the Influence
  • Driving While Intoxicated


DUI and a DWI are both serious offenses in Virginia, but it can be confusing to try to understand the differences between them. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is important to understand which offense you have been charged with and what it really means.

  • DWI refers to driving while intoxicated. You can be charged with this if you drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, whether or not you appear intoxicated.
  • DUI means driving under the influence of alcohol, and you can be charged with this offense no matter what your BAC content is if your alcohol consumption impairs your ability to drive.
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