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How Much Can a DUI in WV Cost You?

This is Not How You Want to End Your Year:

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Did you know that an average of two people per night are arrested in Monongalia County for driving motorized vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), these are the stats in West Virginia last year for DUI arrests:

 71

757

2114

DUI Arrests:  4543

How Much Can a DUI in WV Cost You?

  • Plan for at least $10,000 in costs, fines, and lawyer fees.
  • A first-time offender faces one day to six months in jail and a fine of $100 to $500. The driver's license revocation period is 15-45 days.

  • A person who commits a second DUI within 10 years of the first offense faces six months to one year in jail and a fine of $1,000 to $3,000. The driver's license revocation period is 10 years.

  • A person who commits a third or subsequent DUI may be charged with a felony and faces one to three years in prison and a fine of $3,000 to $5,000. The offender's driver's license can be revoked for life and he or she may lose civil rights like the right to vote.

  • A person who commits a DUI which causes or contributes to the injury or death of another person faces 90 days to one year in prison and is subject to pay a fine of $500 to $1,000 and will lose his or her driver's license for two to ten years.

  • Perhaps the greatest cost of all is the emotional cost to you, families, and even entire communities, especially if anyone is injured or killed as a result of your decision -- months of agony, guilt, uncertainty, and misery, in addition to the thousands of dollars in court fees, fines, increased insurance rates and cost for DUI treatment programs and lawyer fees.

By the way, we don't represent drunk drivers, we sue them.

DUI: Consider the Cost!

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