Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys in Norfolk, Virginia
In the state of Virginia, a charge of a DUI or DWI is considered a class one misdemeanor criminal offense and may be punishable by up to 12 months in jail for a first offense.
At the Norfolk law firm of Myers and Myers, our experienced lawyers defend individuals facing charges for first offense or multiple offense DUI. We use our years of legal knowledge to pursue the best possible results for our clients. We investigate the initial traffic stop, the chemical and breath testing and the arrests in DUI cases. We determine whether the proper procedures were followed by police and look at how the events that are alleged actually happened.
Contact us as soon as possible if you have been arrested for a DUI in the state of Virginia. Call us for a free consultation at 757-932-2393 and learn more information about our criminal defense practice.
Defending Those Facing Both First Offense and Multiple Offense DUIs
There are many items to examine when developing a defense for DUI and other drunk driving charges. These items and factors include:
- The reason for initial stop
- Any field sobriety or roadside breath tests
- Determining whether Miranda warnings and other proper procedures were followed during arrest and gathering of evidence
- The breathalyzer tests, including the examination of maintenance logs from the machine and an assessment of the qualifications of the person operating the breathalyzer machine
- Blood and other chemical tests, if they have been given
First offense DUIs are serious misdemeanors in the state of Virginia and multiple offenses can increase the potential penalties substantially. Virginia adheres to a "3 strikes rule", which means that the third DUI conviction will be considered a felony and will carry corresponding consequences. Military and government workers may be at risk of losing security clearances.
Speak with an Attorney After a DUI Arrest
Don't delay the decision to speak with an attorney if you have been arrested for a DUI or other drunk driving offense in the state of Virginia. Get the experienced representation that you deserve to protect your rights. Contact Myers and Myers at 757-932-2393 to speak with an attorney about your arrest.