If you have been charged with drunk driving or refused to take a blood test when requested, you may be facing harsh penalties, including fines, jail, license suspension and vehicle forfeiture. Because of this, it is important that you have an experienced DUI defense lawyer to aggressively defend your rights and protect your future.
Our DUI attorneys at the office of Ronald E. Smith, P.C., can counsel and represent you from the time of your arrest, through your arraignment, and at all subsequent court appearances and filings. We can provide you with complete and specific information on Virginia's DUI laws regarding BAC and more, and explain how they may apply in your case.
Do not put your future at risk. Contact our office today to discuss your DUI/DWI case and options for seeking a resolution to the matter.
Strong Penalties Demand A Strong Criminal Defense
Alcohol-related traffic offenses carry mandatory minimum penalties ranging from a fine and restricted driver's license for a first offense to a year in jail, a heavy fine and a five-year suspension of license for the fourth offense in 10 years.
Some of these penalties, including jail time, fines, ignition interlock devices and license suspension or revocation, may be avoided with the appropriate defense. In addition, if a dismissal or reduction of the charges is not possible, our DUI defense attorneys will present the court with a case for the most favorable sentencing options available.
Juvenile DUI • Boating While Intoxicated
Our firm is experienced in handling juvenile drunk driving cases and we are sensitive to the needs of parents in this area. In addition, Virginia DWI/DUI laws also apply to the drivers of other motorized vehicles such as boaters, moped drivers and ATV users. If you have been arrested for underage or drunk boating-related offenses, our firm can provide the skilled criminal defense services you need.
The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) guidelines allow either restricted or full restoration of driving privileges, even for those people found to be habitual offenders. We will help you present your application in the most positive light, showing that you have fulfilled the requirements for restoration, including verifiable abstinence from drugs and alcohol and identifiable changes toward a more positive lifestyle.
DUI charges can often be accompanied by other traffic violations and/or drug charges. If this is true in your case, our attorneys can represent you effectively in these matters as well. In fact, attorney Ronald Smith is the co-author of a continuing legal education (CLE) textbook and frequent CLE lecturer on these subjects.
Discuss Your Case With Our Fairfax DUI Attorneys
If you would like to discuss your case with an accomplished DUI attorney in Fairfax, Virginia, contact our office and request a free telephone consultation today.