Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. I'm very sorry to hear about this situation.Based on information from a trusted resources, ”If for your first offense your BAC was less than .15, you will face a class 1 misdemeanor with penalties of:
If you are convicted of a first offense for Virginia DUI, and your driver's license is revoked, you may be eligible for a Restricted Operator's License. According to the VA DMv, “When petitioning the court or DMV for restricted driving privileges, you must provide documentation to justify why they are needed. For example, a letter from your employer (on company stationery) would be needed if you are requesting restrictions to drive to and from work.”
Although I believe that usually people should not hire an attorney for most situations, it may be necessary to get one to help you figure out if there are any defenses that are available to you, such as any malfunctions in the breathalyzer or if the police violated your 4th/5th amendment rights.
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