The legal limits for Virginia DUI / DWI offenses involving alcohol (ethanol) or specified drugs.

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What is the legal limit for a Virginia DUI / DWI based on alcohol (ethanol) for drivers who are at least 21 years of age?

If the driver is at least 21 years of age, the legal limit for Virginia DUI / DWI offenses based on alcohol (ethanol) is commonly stated to as 0.08. More specifically, the legal limit for Virginia DUI / DWI offenses based on alcohol (ethanol) with drivers at least 21 years old is: 0.08 g per 210 liters of breath if a breath test result is used, or 0.08% by weight by volume if a blood tes result is used.

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What is the legal limit for a Virginia DUI / DWI based on alcohol (ethanol) for drivers who are less than 21 years of age?

If the driver is less than 21 years of age, the legal limit for Virginia DUI / DWI offenses based on alcohol (ethanol) is commonly stated to as 0.02. More specifically, the legal limit for Virginia DUI / DWI offenses based on alcohol (ethanol) with drivers less than 21 years old is: 0.02 g per 210 liters of breath if a breath test result is used, or 0.02% by weight by volume if a blood tes result is used.

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What drugs have "per se" limits for DUI / DWI offenses in Virginia?

In addition to alcohol (ethanol), Virginia has "per se" limits for DUI / DWI offenses involving the following drugs: * cocaine * methamphetamine * phencyclidine * 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine

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What are the legal limits for "per se" Virginia DUI / DWI offenses based on drugs?

The "per se" limits for Virginia DUI / DWI offenses based on drugs are: 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood 0.10 milligrams methamphetamine per liter of blood 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood 0.10 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood Since the quantity of these drugs in a person's body cannot be determined by the use of a breath test, all Virginia DUI / DWI prosecutions involving these "per se" limits will involve the use of a blood test result.

Additional Resources

For additional information about arraignments in Virginia, or for answers to other questions you may have about Virginia law, visit The Wilson Law Firm website: www.TheWilsonLawFirm.org. The Wilson Law Firm is located near the court house in Manassas, Virginia at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Mosby Street. The physical address is 9300 Grant Avenue, Suite 301, Manassas, Virgnia, 20110. Of course, you can call the firm at 703-361-6100 or toll free at 888-DUI-LWYR. Or you can email us by visiting www.TheWilsonLawfirm.org.

For more information about Virginia DUI / DWI offenses, or for answers to other questions click here to visit The Wilson Law Firm web site.

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