If you have been charged with a DUI in Virginia, it is important that you seek out a DUI attorney for legal advice and representation. DUI convictions have serious consequences, so it is important for you to understand the full extent of possible penalties. DUI cases also often involve technical aspects that may give rise to defenses to the case. Virginia DUI attorney David A.C. Long can provide legal assistance to those facing traffic offenses or DUI charges.
A DUI conviction can result in financial penalties, jail time, probation, license suspension or revocation, community service, mandatory treatment and may impact certain types of employment. Because of the possible penalties, it is important to be informed about your case. An experienced DUI attorney like David A.C. Long will ensure that you understand how a DUI conviction can impact you.
An experienced DUI attorney will be able to review your case and identify potential defenses to the charges. In some cases, charges may be reduced to a less severe offense or even dismissed.
Police officers are required to respect important constitutional rights of drivers. In some DUI cases, police officers fail to follow procedures and laws that are intended to protect these constitutional rights. If a police officer failed to follow the rules, then you may have defenses that could result in dismissal of the case. For example, in order for a police officer to make a traffic stop, they must have at least reasonable suspicion that a law violation has occurred. If a police officer lacked a sufficient reason to stop your vehicle, then the case may be dismissed.
DUI cases also often involve complex evidentiary tests, such as field sobriety tests and breath tests. These tests have defined procedures that must be followed by police officers. If an officer fails to follow the proper procedures, evidence obtained from these tests can be thrown out of your case.
If you have been charged with a DUI or other traffic offense in Virginia, contact the Law Office of David A.C. Long as soon as possible. Their legal team will ensure that you understand your rights and the possible consequences. They will advocate on your behalf and make sure you are treated fairly. Call today to schedule a consultation.