Experienced Powhatan County VA DUI Lawyer | Best DWI Defense
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a Top-rated local Powhatan County law firm with over 60 years of collective DUI law experience. Our firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. Our skilled and experienced Powhatan County VA DUI Lawyers are dedicated to representing the best interests of clients. We use every resource the law allows to best protect our clients. NOTE: A DUI arrest is NOT a DUI conviction. We are committed to investigating and preparing each case to ensure that the best defense is presented.
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Driving Under The Influence Defense Specialists
Our Powhatan County DUI defense attorneys are either members of or have been recognized by various prominent national organizations such as the National College for DUI Defense and the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. It is our experience that clients benefit when their attorney specializes in a particular of law. We understand that an arrest for drunk driving can be an embarrassing and devastating event. Our role is to assist you with successfully navigating an often difficult landscape, not lecture you about decisions you made leading up to the arrest. The simple fact is you are in trouble with the law and need a non-judgmental advocate to give you straightforward legal advice and quality representation.
Effective Powhatan County VA DUI Lawyer
Virginia DUI law is complex. And the penalties can be harsh. In fact, Virginia has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country according to a study by WalletHub. If you have been arrested for DUI in Powhatan County, then you need to retain the best Powhatan County DUI lawyer possible. Our attorneys are specially trained and possess extensive experience. We can help. Let us review your case!
Virginia DUI law according to Va. Code Section 18.2-266 criminalizes the operation of a motor vehicle if a chemical test proves the driver possesses a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more at the time of driving. It is also a violation of the DUI law for a motorist to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of illegal drugs or prescription medication. Breath Test evidence is significant to the prosecution’s DUI case but it is not required. In some cases, there is no blood test or breath test evidence. Allow us to review your case!
If a Powhatan County Deputy Sheriff or State Trooper stops a motorist for a traffic violation and suspects that the motorist may be intoxicated, then the police officer will transition the traffic stop into a DUI investigation. Every motorist who becomes the target of a Powhatan County DUI investigation will typically be asked to perform field sobriety exercises. These exercises or tests are completely VOLUNTARY. A motorist is never required to perform any field sobriety exercise. NOTE: There is almost no scenario where a motorist should perform these tests
Drunk Driving is Aggressively Enforced in Powhatan County
The drunk driving laws are aggressively enforced by Powhatan Deputies and Virginia State Troopers. The state troopers usually patrol Route 288 and Powhatan Deputies typically focus their patrols on major routes such as Route 60/Anderson Highway, Route 522/Maidens Road & Route 711/Huguenot Trial. Both law enforcement agencies will frequently hold sobriety checkpoints and typically use the same protocol to investigate a DUI case, which will often include attempts to gather evidence from field sobriety testing and breath testing.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Penalties
- Possible incarceration
- Ignition Interlock
- Suspension or Revocation of Driving Privileges
- Expensive fines
- DUI education courses such as VASAP
- Significant cost increases to or loss of automobile insurance
- Loss of employment or employment opportunities
Virginia DUI Penalties (⇓DMV DUI Brochure⇓)
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