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Drunk Driving Accidents in Williamsburg, Hampton and Newport News

Our Hampton lawyers protect your rights after a drunk driving arrest in Chesapeake, Newport News and all of York and Gloucester County

Support from Hunter Law Firm is critical when you face drunk driving charges after an alcohol- or drug-related accident and need a skilled attorney in Hampton. Virginia law takes drunk driving seriously for good reason. In 2008 alone, 365 deaths occurred on Virginia roads as the result of drunk driving crashes. That number represents 44 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2008, and 36 percent involved a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. Even if you were involved in an accident that did not result in fatalities, you need immediate legal defense when you face charges.

Drunk driving cases

Whether you receive a speeding ticket, are charged with a DWI or need assistance after a DUI accident, our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to defend you. Following is important information about drunk driving cases —

  • A DUI charge is serious — Even when drunk driving does not result in an accident, anyone charged with drunk driving faces serious penalties when convicted. In fact, a third conviction typically results in felony charges.
  • A DUI accident can change your life — When drunk driving results in serious injury or death, even a first drunk driving conviction can potentially lead to significant jail time and other penalties, in addition to the likelihood of facing civil actions from injured parties.
  • A DUI accident is a crime — A skilled DUI lawyer from Hunter Law Firm is essential from the moment of a drunk driving arrest to ensure you are treated fairly and avoid making self-incriminating statements.

You must implicitly request your Miranda rights immediately after an arrest

After a drunk driving arrest, inform law enforcement that you want to remain silent, stop all questioning, and call a lawyer in Hampton. Your Miranda rights are not truly activated unless you invoke your right to remain silent. If the police can compel you to answer even an innocent question after reading your rights, it can be interpreted that you have waived your right to remain silent. If you are accused of drunk driving, our experienced lawyers in Hampton must be at your side for every question to ensure all questions are legal and to advise you before you respond.

Contact us for a consultation

A drunk driving charge can have dire consequences on your life. To speak with an experienced Hampton drunk driving defense lawyer at Hunter Law Firm about your criminal defense matter, contact us online, or call one of our four convenient offices —

  • Hampton/Peninsula : 757-825-0400
  • Gloucester: 804-694-0560
  • Chesapeake/Southside: 757-393-1110
  • Williamsburg: 757-345-3900
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Hampton/Peninsula
910 West Mercury Boulevard,
Suite 2A
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Phone: 757-825-0400

Gloucester
6558 Main Street,
Suite 1
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
Phone: 804-694-0560

Chesapeake/Southside
3800 Poplar Hill Road,
Suite G
Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Phone: 757-393-1110

Williamsburg
4365 New Town Avenue
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: 757-345-3900