Drunk Driving Attorneys in Hampton Roads, VA
Our DUI lawyers are strong and determined advocates when you face DUI charges
At the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C., we recognize that a DUI charge can be a life changer. Virginia law imposes severe penalties on individuals convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). Our Hampton DWI law firm fights hard to help ensure our clients are treated fairly and obtain the best possible results.
If you become our client, we are prepared to give you the respect, compassion and understanding you deserve. But we are also prepared to act aggressively in order to protect your best interests. For experienced legal aid when you face drunk driving charges or caused a DUI accident, contact our law firm today.
Our attorneys in Newport News and Hampton fight hard to get penalties reduced
Even a first Drunk Driving offense is a serious criminal charge under Virginia law. Our Newport News drunk driving defense lawyers understand the serious nature of the charges and the potential penalties you face —
- First offense — Classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor, convictions result in a minimum of five days in jail, which can increase based on a number of factors, including the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and the presence of a minor in the vehicle. Additional penalties include fines ranging from $250 to $2,500, license revocation for one year, and mandatory participation in an alcohol safety program.
- Second offense — Still a Class 1 misdemeanor, penalties increase to jail time from one month to one year, increasing based on the BAC level or the presence of a minor passenger. The minimum fine is $500, license revocation extends to three years, and an ignition interlock device is required once driving privileges resume.
- Third and subsequent offense — As a Class 6 felony, the penalties include six months to five years in jail, a minimum fine of $1,000, and the potential for lifetime license revocation.
Serving clients in Hampton Roads County, each Hampton DWI lawyer at our firm conducts a thorough investigation of the evidence against you and continues to search for facts to refute that evidence.
We are at your side throughout the criminal process
From the first moments after your arrest, law enforcement officials often exercise many techniques to coerce defendants into waiving their legal rights. And a June 2010 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court made their job easier by determining that silence alone does not automatically invoke the Miranda right to remain silent. This is why it is so important to immediately assert your rights to an attorney and to remain silent and stop all questioning — and then say absolutely nothing. Once our DUI lawyers in Hampton are at your side, they diligently represent you through questioning and the entire legal process to ensure you are treated fairly.
Contact us for a consultation
At the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. a Hampton DUI lawyer represents cases in Williamsburg, Newport News, York and Gloucester County. Contact us online at the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. about your criminal defense matter, or call one of our four convenient offices —