DUI Charges Are Defensible
Nobody would argue against the idea that DUIs and DWIs are serious, dangerous crimes. In states like Virginia, however, convictions and the life-changing punishments that follow aren’t always proportionate to the offenses in question. In addition, the cases that authorities bring against drivers may not even rest on solid ground.
At Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., our criminal law attorneys have been protecting the rights of Blacksburg community members for more than three decades. Our lawyers use their experience to provide you with sound, innovative defense options that leverage an intimate understanding of the law and creative tactics to help ensure the court sees your side of the story.
What Goes Into DUI And DWI Defense?
Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while impaired (DWI) charges take many forms, and with potential penalties like losing your license for a year, languishing in jail for months or having to pay hefty fines, Virginia takes these offenses seriously. What many accused individuals don’t realize, however, is that there are many ways to defend against DUI charges such as contesting whether:
- The police had a lawful and valid reason for stopping you.
- The police witnessed you driving.
- The police properly administered the field tests and correctly observed your physical condition.
- The arresting officer administered the breath test properly.
- The commonwealth attorneys followed the correct rules for presenting evidence.
We are passionate about helping people understand the nuances of their case and fight back against unfair treatment by the system. We do everything in our power to ensure that your legal rights are protected and your DUI charges are defended to the fullest measure possible.
Charting Your Course Beyond DUI And DWI Charges
Prosecutors and police may tell you that pleading guilty and accepting punishment is your only option, and for many first-time offenders who simply made a mistake, this may seem like wise advice. However, it’s important to understand that there are alternatives to pleading guilty and assenting to a permanent mark on your record, alternatives such as the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program. DUIs and DWIs don’t have to be the end of your future, but your ability to move on to a new chapter may depend on your defense plan.
Call 540-315-8799 or email us online for a free initial consultation regarding your DUI case. At Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., we firmly believe that Blacksburg’s brightest deserve another chance to shine, and we’re always looking for ways to help the accused face criminal charges intelligently.