Drunk driving offenses are aggressively prosecuted in the Chesterfield County courts. The Chesterfield County Police Officers and Virginia State Troopers who patrol the county are extensively trained on how to thoroughly investigate DUI cases. Most investigations include breath test and administering field sobriety test evidence.Chesterfield County DUI cases will typically originate from a simple traffic stop, but can also be the result of an accident or DUI checkpoints throughout the County, which is often conducted in areas such as Midlothian, Bon Air or Chester.
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Experienced DUI Defense Trial Lawyers
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local Chesterfield County DUI law firm. Our lawyers possess over 45 years of combined DUI defense experience. We area a recognized “Best Law firm” for DUI defense by U.S. News & World Report.Our attorneys maintain the highest ratings for superior legal ability and ethical standards. We use every resource the law allows, and consider guilty pleas only when they are in the best interests of our clients. Let us review your case. You can benefit from our experience.
Virginia DUI Penalties
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Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys Chesterfield County
An experienced Chesterfield Virginia DUI Attorney on your side can help you understand the complexities of the Virginia DUI law. Our lawyers are dedicated to defending DUI cases.We will present your best defense and help you mitigate the harsh penalties associated with a DUI arrest. The simple fact is that you are in trouble with the law and you need a non-judgmental advocate to give you straightforward advice about protecting you before the Court.
Retain a Lawyer That Specializes in Chesterfield County DUI Defense
A Chesterfield VA DUI allegation is charged under Va. Code 18.2-266. This law makes it illegal to drive or operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.08 percent. It is also unlawful to drive if under the influence of illegal drugs or even prescription medication. We will carefully analyze the facts of your case looking for all possible defenses.There may be a defense that helps your case even if you think you are guilty. NOTE: A DUI arrest is NOT a DUI conviction.
A Reckless Driving Verdict is a Win if Arrested For DUI
State Troopers typically patrol the Interstates. Chesterfield Police Officers typically patrol county roads such as Midlothian Turnpike, Hull Street & Jeff Davis Highway. Both law enforcement agencies looking for drunk drivers while on patrol. The police officer is permitted to make a DUI arrest without a warrant if there is probable cause evidence. In some cases, our DUI lawyers can negotiate a reckless driving disposition with the prosecution in cases that started with a DUI arrest. This type of disposition is considered a win.
An Illegal Traffic Stop Will Dismiss a DUI Case
DUI 2ND Amended to RECKLESS DRIVING
Police officers have countless reasons to conduct a lawful traffic stop. However, there are cases where the police stop a motorist without a lawful reason. In this case, the police officer made a traffic stop because the rear license plate light bulb was dim. The police officer suspected our client of 2nd offense driving under the influence of alcohol. The client did not perform particularly well on the administered field sobriety tests and refused the breath test that was offered at the station. Our lawyers prepared and filed a Motion to Suppress the police traffic stop as unlawful. After negotiating the case with the prosecution, the client was satisfied to walk away with a reckless driving verdict.