Fairfax VA DUI charges are serious, as they can result in significant penalties upon conviction. Between losing your driver’s license and having to serve jail time to potentially losing your job and damaging your reputation, Virginia DUI convictions can have incredibly severe consequences that can damage your life for years to come. However, it is important to note that being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted. A skilled Fairfax VA DUI defense attorney can be key to helping you get the charges against you dismissed or reduced.
Virginia DWI and DUI charges are some of the most complex cases in the criminal justice system. Even relative to complex Virginia reckless driving cases, DWI defense is an extraordinarily specialized practice. DWIs are the most frequently litigated and changing part of criminal law. A frequently cited example of the complexity DWI law is that Virginia DWI statute is comprised of over 20 separate statutes, taking up over 50 pages. By comparison homicide has only 8 statutes and substantially fewer pages.
There are a number of factors that can alter the punishment for a person convicted of a Fairfax Virginia DUI / DWI. Judges will often consider the person’s prior driving record, whether there was an accident, plus other considerations in each case. However, there are minimum punishments which often apply. The minimum punishment for a Fairfax Virginia DUI / DWI depends on how high their BAC is and whether the person has prior DUI / DWIs.
To learn more about Virginia DUI / DWI laws, visit our Fairfax Virginia DUI / DWI FAQ page.
Regardless of the types of Fairfax VA DUI charges that you may be facing, our prominent DUI lawyers will be able to help you defend your rights. Among the types of DUI charges that we are skilled at defending include (but are not limited to):
- First-time DUI charges
- Multiple DUI charges
- Underage DUIs
- DUIs and drugs charges
- Commercial driver’s license DUIs
- DUIs and manslaughter charges
- DUIs and criminal charges
Your DUI / DWI case is unique and many factors contribute to the outcome. The broader the experience of your Fairfax DUI Attorney, the better equipped they will be to effectively advise and represent you. At the Rosenthall Law Office, we have the experience to analyze the factors involved in your case and give you sound legal advice. To discuss your case, and how we will develop your defense, please contact us today for a free initial consultation, as well as expert Virginia legal advice regarding how to proceed with your Fairfax DUI / DWI case, call the accomplished Fairfax Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers at: (703) 934-0101