Charged With A DWI/DUI?
A police stop is always a risk. Even a seemingly straightforward traffic stop, for speeding, failure to signal a turn or some other seemingly minor violation of a traffic law, can be a danger and present a risk, because the stop allows an officer to observe you up close, look at the interior of your vehicle and ask questions.
This is a risk because if they believe they detect the presence of alcohol or drugs, they can arrest you and search the contents of your vehicle. The risk here is that they may find something, real, imagined or even planted, but it is a risk you want to avoid.
If you have been stopped and charged with a DWI, you want an experienced attorney to help you deal with the consequences. Our attorneys at Boone Beale PLLC, understand the importance of an aggressive defense, and they can help protect your rights and your future from the risk of a DWI conviction.
A DWI/DUI In Virginia Is Serious
Criminal charges can be like dominos. You may think a single DWI/DUI may not be that significant. However, the penalties can still be very severe for a first-time offense, including fines up to $2,500, up to 12 months in jail and license suspension for up to 12 months.
For a second or third DWI/DUI, the penalties become progressively more severe, with potential license suspension extending up to three years. Other factors can influence the penalties, such as if you were involved in an accident. And remember, drugs, including prescription drugs, can also lead to a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Our attorneys know the law, and as important, the prosecutors and courts in this area of Northern Virginia. We know how the prosecutors behave with various combinations of charges, and we know how the judges tend to rule on these types of cases. We can help you understand your realistic options and how to best achieve your goals in developing a defense.
Commercial Driver’s License?
If you drive for a living, your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is literally your meal ticket. A DWI/DUI can be a career-ending charge. Our lawyers can examine the facts surrounding your case and help assess your potential defenses and possible defense strategies.
After a DWI/DUI charge, you may need to act quickly to protect your license and driving privileges. Call our Woodbridge office at 703-690-1222, our Richmond office at 804-780-1111, or use our online form to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers.