DWI/DUI and Reckless Driving Lawyer Fairfax, VA
Over the last decade, the Commonwealth of Virginia has significantly enhanced the penalties for those individuals charged with drunk driving and reckless driving. Mandatory minimum jail sentences are attached to cases with high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels. In addition to potential jail time, fines and license suspensions, all individuals convicted of drunk driving in Virginia are now required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle. Previously, only those individuals with multiple convictions or high BACs faced such a penalty. Given the serious penalties that apply to these cases, it is important to speak with an attorney immediately upon being charged with a DUI/DWI or reckless driving offense.
DUI/DWI Or Reckless Driving Charges Can Result In Serious Penalties
A DUI/DWI charge is a criminal offense, and a conviction can carry serious penalties, which will affect not only your criminal record but also negatively impact your academic and employment status. It is important to hire an attorney experienced in handling these various types of serious offenses. You should not attempt to handle a DWI/DUI or reckless driving case without contacting an attorney to understand your situation. In addition, it is imperative to hire counsel with experience handling these types of criminal cases.
DWI/DUI cases often involve complex issues with scientific and technical evidence. In addition, effective representation often necessitates that counsel have an effective understanding of the constitutional implications of the actions of the investigating officers.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, driving while intoxicated (DWI), or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in violation of Virginia Code Section 18. 2-266, 266.1, you should contact an attorney immediately to schedule a consultation and understand your rights. Conviction for these offenses can involve up to 12 months in jail, up to a $2,500 fine, a year-long license suspension and the imposition of an ignition interlock device. At Leary Porter Law, your initial consultation will be free of charge and you will have the opportunity to obtain an experienced attorney to serve as your legal representative.
Related Traffic Offenses
Leary Porter Law also represents clients charged with reckless driving, speeding and other moving violations relative to DWI charges, or as individual charges. Call our office if you need to aggressively fight any type of moving traffic violation, including:
- Reckless driving, excessive speeding
- Child endangerment
- Multiple-offense speeding, habitual offender
- Illegal lane change
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light
- All other moving offenses
Minimizing The Impact Of Drunk Driving Or Reckless Driving Charges
A respected trial lawyer with nearly 15 years of litigation experience, Christie Leary will seek to gain an understanding of the specific facts that have given rise to the criminal charge(s) a client faces. She will also gather valuable information about a client’s background and personal circumstances to determine if proactive steps can be undertaken by clients in advance of court to place themselves in a position to potentially obtain the best possible disposition for their situation in court. For example, she will attempt to ascertain whether a client may benefit from community service or education of case-specific topics, and at the same time whether a client may benefit from substance abuse or mental health evaluation or counseling in advance of court.
The importance of skilled and experienced representation in DUI/DWI and reckless driving cases cannot be understated.
Contact Experienced Fairfax And Manassas Reckless Driving Attorneys
Get the facts, know your rights, understand the penalties and make an informed decision about your future. Call 703-359-7111 today for a free consultation.