Pulled Over On Suspicion Of DUI?
Every driver makes mistakes from time to time. While not signaling a lane change may get you a ticket, the penalties here in Virginia for a DUI are severe for those who fail to pass the .08 blood alcohol concentration in their bloodstream. Even though the first offense is usually a misdemeanor, the penalties include losing your license, serving time in jail as well as fines and mandatory classes. With so much at stake, it is important to work with an experienced DUI defense attorney.
Located in Front Royal, Northern Valley Law, is a law firm that regularly handles driving while intoxicated charges. Even if you tested above the legal limit when you were pulled over, it is important to remember that all is not lost. The important first step to a strong defense of your rights is to be polite but not volunteer anything that could be incriminating. Regardless of the charges, an aggressive DUI defense lawyer can often help.
Examining The Charges
An experienced DUI defense lawyer understands that law enforcement must follow certain protocols when they pull over drivers on suspicion of DUI or OWI. Questions an attorney will explore include:
- Did the officer follow the correct procedure for your field test?
- Did the officer maintain and operate their Breathalyzer properly?
- Did the officer have probable cause to pull you over?
The Right Lawyer For The Job
The criminal defense attorneys at Northern Valley Law, often recognize any irregularities in the arrest report or while hearing your side of the story during the initial consultation. The charges you face are severe, but the results of these charges can impact your school options, future employment opportunities, insurance rates and perhaps even lead to feelings of humiliation. We can help you keep your dignity during this difficult time.