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Virginia Man with 12th DUI Gets 7 Year Jail Sentence, But Is That Enough?

Spotsylvania, VA- A 44 year-old Virginia man has been sentenced for his 12th DUI and will be serving seven years in jail as a result.

In August of this year, David Apraham was arrested for drunken driving and driving on a suspended license, at the time he refused a blood alcohol test.

After he was arrested police discovered that he has previous DUI convictions in Virginia, Alabama and Mississippi. In addition to those convictions, he has drunk driving charges pending in North Carolina and Washington State.

Spotsylvania Deputy Prosecutor Tom Shaia said that Apraham was supposed to be on house arrest when he was arrested for his latest DUI charge in Virginia.

Virginia has some of the country’s toughest DUI laws but it these laws do little to address the problems of repeat offenses. The fact is that no matter how many years of jail a person faces, it simply isn’t enough to stop them.

The majority of people who get arrested for DUI, are not repeat offenders, going through the courts and dealing with the many headaches that follow this charge are often enough to keep them from ever doing that again.

When you have been arrested for DUI, whether it is your first or second offense it is possible to beat a conviction or get a lesser charge as long as you hire a skilled DUI attorney to begin working on your case immediately.

By |November 7th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|

Motorist with 25 previous DUI convictions sentenced to 7 years in prison in Virginia Beach

03 08 2012 DUI Lawyers News BlogVIRGINIA BEACH – A Virginia Beach motorist was convicted to seven years in prison after he violated his probation following his 25th DUI arrest.

Tracy Michael Decker, 39, was convicted of DUI in Virginia Beach in July 2006 and was given a 20-year sentence with 15 years suspended. He was then arrested three times for DUI in Alabama between January and April of 2011, violating his probation.

This week, Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge Stephen C. Mahan revoked that suspended sentence and re-suspended eight years, leaving Decker with seven years to serve. Decker must remain on good behavior for 20 years after his release, must obtain substance abuse treatment and will not be allowed to drive for 20 years after he is released.

These were just the most recent charges Decker has incurred after driving under the influence. Macie Pridgen, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney office, said he has been arrested at least 25 times for DUI, twice in Virginia.

Anyone convicted with a DUI can expect several punishments, including having to pay expensive fines, having their license revoked, having to install an interlock ignition device, having to perform community service and worst of all, being sent to jail. If you have incurred a DUI infraction, there may still be time to fight it. Contact an elite drunk driving lawyer today for help.

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By |March 9th, 2012|DUI News|Comments Off|