Fighting DUI & Alcohol-Related Charges

Seeing the blue flashing lights in your rearview mirror and hearing the sirens turn on is a truly terrifying experience. The implications of an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) are far-reaching. A conviction could result in the loss of your job, jail time, expensive fines and the loss of your driver's license.

Even after you've "paid your debt to society" having a DUI on your record is a black mark that can prevent you from obtaining housing or finding gainful employment.

These are scary things to think about, but the good news is that you don't have to sit back and accept it. With the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, you can fight back against the prosecution and protect what you hold dear.

Attention students: A DUI is much more than a "youthful indiscretion." Depending on your school's policy, you could be expelled, lose your scholarship or fail to qualify for financial aid. It's crucial to make sure you speak to an experienced lawyer about your defense options.

Lawyers Not Afraid To Fight DUI And Alcohol Charges

At the Commonwealth Criminal & Traffic Law Group, we defend people in Louisa County and throughout Central Virginia against felony and misdemeanor alcohol-related offenses such as:

  • DUI
  • Breath test refusals
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Boating under the influence
  • Public intoxication

We aggressively and vigilantly investigate every aspect of the charge, including:

  • The initial stop
  • Field sobriety tests
  • Probable cause for arrest
  • Breath and/or blood test procedures

We watch all the body camera and dashboard camera footage, putting a significant amount of time into each and every case we handle.

You Can't Talk Your Way Out Of This

Trying to talk your way out of this is a one-way ticket to jail. Remember what Abraham Lincoln said: "He who represents himself has a fool for a client." After being arrested for DUI, you have the right to remain silent, and we recommend you exercise it. Before talking your rights away, talk to one of our criminal law attorneys about protecting them. Contact us now for your free consultation.