In Virginia, you can be arrested for drunk driving if your blood alcohol content is at or above 0.08 percent. Minors can be arrested anytime they are at or above 0.02 percent. Additionally, an officer can arrest a person even without a blood alcohol content (BAC) sample showing 0.08 or above, whether due to refusal to provide a sample or some limited circumstances when a driver is not required to provide a breath sample.
The arrest, and potentially the subsequent conviction, can be based entirely on the driver's actions behind the wheel, when speaking to the officer, and during field sobriety tests. This crime often involves other drivers and results in devastating injuries, so the state takes it very seriously. Offenders can expect harsh penalties, ranging from jail, fines, and even a suspended license.
More than anything, you should turn to our firm immediately. We are led by two outstanding Norfolk DUI lawyers who handle drunk driving charges aggressively and decisively. It can seem like an arrest automatically equals a conviction, but we know how far from the truth this really is. Even the most experienced officers make mistakes and we work tirelessly to pinpoint these errors.
With so many ways to fight your charges, it is simply a matter of determining where to start. Even beginning before the officer pulled you over, we can carefully analyze every aspect of your case in order to find the area we want to capitalize on.
We commonly utilize all of the following strategies:
As you can see, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy to your case. Our team is comfortable utilizing "outside of the box" solutions if it makes a positive difference in the eventual outcome. Defending your innocence is our priority and we'll do whatever we can to make that happen.
We're here to help, starting today! Contact a Norfolk DUI lawyer from our firm right away.