First DUI Defense

Call Zerbe & Pence After Your First DUI Charge in WV

Representation for Fines After a First DUI Charge Near Charleston, WV

When charged with DUI for the first time, the charge typically carries a misdemeanor sentence and fine. For a DUI charge due to a BAC between .08 and .14 percent, the infraction will typically carry a fine between $100 and $500, plus court costs. A DUI charge with a BAC at .15 percent or greater increases the charge to an aggravated DUI. This carries a fine between $100 and $1000, plus court costs. To fight for the best outcomes with DUI fines, call the experienced DUI lawyer at Zerbe & Pence, PLLC. Located in Charleston, attorney David Pence and his staff know the law and they work hard to protect clients’ rights in court. For more information on representation for a first DUI charge, give our law office a call today. Reach us by phone at (304) 345-2728 or contact us online for a consultation.

Ignition Interlocks and Jail Time Stemming from a First DUI

A first DUI charge typically requires the installation of an ignition interlock in a driver’s vehicle for a minimum of 125 days. This device prevents drivers from starting their vehicle without first proving their sobriety for that timespan. In terms of jail time, a first DUI offense typically does not include a jail sentence. However, when a charge rises to an aggravated level due to higher BAC, the minimum sentence includes between 48 hours and six months in jail. Attorney David Pence represents first-time DUI offenders to keep them out of jail. He holds law enforcement accountable when they have violated our clients’ rights. Give us a call today for more information on first-time DUI representation.

License Revocation Representation Throughout West Virginia

Losing a driver’s license can cause a host of issues for persons charged with DUI. Not having the ability to drive can create transportation issues getting to and from work, with added financial consequences. A first-time offense typically includes a license revocation of 15 to 45 days with an ignition interlock agreement, or six months without one. Refusing a breathalyzer test carries a one year license suspension, or 45 days with an ignition interlock installation. Some other burdens with license revocation include having to pay a license reinstatement fee and prove minimum auto insurance liability coverage before getting a license returned. For any questions about these issues, call Zerbe & Pence, PLLC in Charleston, WV, today.