Dinwiddie Drunk Driving Lawyers
Powell & Parrish, P.C., provides defense services to individuals charged with DUI throughout Virginia, especially in central and southern Virginia along the I-95 and I-85 corridors. If you are a Virginia motorist, Washington D.C. motorist or other out-of-state motorist and have been charged with DUI, take an important step toward protecting your rights and talk to one of our attorneys.
Charged with drunk driving in Virginia? Call Powell & Parish, P.C., in Richmond today toll free at 800-996-6503 or locally at 804-794-4030 to schedule your consultation.
Field Sobriety Tests and Breath Tests
If you were stopped for driving under the influence, the police officer may have used a variety of tests to determine the appearance of your impairment and your BAC (blood alcohol content). The officer may have asked you to walk in a straight line, stand on one leg or follow a pen with your eyes. Or, you may have been asked to blow into a Breathalyzer machine. Even if your blood alcohol content was not above the legal limit, which is .08, you may still have been charged with DUI if the officer believed you were impaired to some extent.
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the defenses available regarding field sobriety testing and breath testing. We know the ways in which law enforcement can make mistakes and even act unlawfully.
Powell & Parrish, P.C., is dedicated to building the strongest defense possible, striving to help you avoid jail time, heavy fees and loss of your driver's license.
A charge of DUI in Virginia is classified as a class one misdemeanor and is punishable by one year in jail, 12 months suspended license and a $2,500 fine. In addition, what can make a DUI case even more complex is that the penalties and charges can change significantly depending on intoxication levels and how many prior DUI charges the person may have already.
Act Quickly to Keep Your Driver's License
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) automatically suspends your driver's license. If you are found not guilty of DUI, you will get your license back. You risk a 12 month driver's license suspension if found guilty. We can help you with the processes involved in driver's license suspension and reinstatement.
Let's get started on your defense today and help you avoid DUI penalties. Call Powell & Parrish, P.C., toll free today at 800-996-6503 or locally at 804-794-4030. You may also contact us online.