You have reached one of the most comprehensive overviews of Virginia DUI / DWI law on the Internet –provided by one of Virginia’s few law firms defending these cases.
Almost nothing is more stressful than being charged with a crime or traffic violation. The stakes are high and the cases move very fast. People who are in positions of trust — such as police, prosecutors, and other law enforcement officials — are suddenly “on the other side.” This website deals with Virginia DUI, DWI law and procedure.
Virginia DUI Law is Complicated
Virginia DUI law is surprisingly complicated. The law occupies over 40 pages of the Virginia Code. By comparison, the law outlawing murder is a mere sentence! The state’s high courts regularly consider novel DUI defenses. In 2012 alone, Virginia’s state courts issued 8 written opinions explaining and interpreting Virginia DUI laws.
The law constantly changes because Virginia DUI cases are some of the most complex criminal cases to prosecute and defend. They involve constitutional issues, statutory construction issues, scientific issues, and factual issues.
This page will not tell you how to “get off” of a DUI/DWI in the future. There is only one, 100% way to avoid a DUI or reckless driving conviction — don’t drink and drive. This means, do not even have one beer before getting behind the wheel of an automobile. The laws in Virginia are extremely strict; and a conviction will result in very harsh punishment. It is just not worth it.
Our firm has experienced DWI lawyers who aggressively defend these serious cases. While this site is designed to give you detailed information on defending DUI cases. Do not rely on it for legal advice. Every case is different. Be sure to consult a good DUI attorney for your specific case.
We Have the Experience to Aggressively Represent You
**** Five of our lawyers are former prosecutors, one is a former police officer;
**** Many of the Firm’s attorneys regularly teach Continuing Legal Education programs for other lawyers — including Virginia’s most popular program, “Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia.” We’ve co-authored the book accompanying this program which is widely used by Virginia lawyers.
**** We have been listed by Washingtonian magazine as being among the Washington area’s “Best Lawyers” (2011) and the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.” (2006). Northern Virginia magazine calls us “Top Criminal Lawyers” (2012, 2010). We have also been listed as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2012-2006).
**** Our attorneys have been legal commentators (or been featured) in the national broadcast media, such as FOX News and CNN; in the national print media, such as the Washington Post; and in the local media, such as WMAL AM-630, the Virginia Lawyers Weekly, and the Washington Business Journal. Click here for a full list.
**** Albo & Oblon lawyers appear in various courts almost daily.
Since people who meet with us usually hire us, we never charge an initial consultation fee for DUI cases.
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To contact our firm, please compete the “Contact Us” form or call the office closest to you. If you don’t know which office to call, call (703) 312-0410. Our main office is located at 2200 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1201, Arlington, Virginia 22201. We also have offices in Fairfax County, Roanoke/Salem, Staunton, and our executive office suite in Virginia Beach.