Strong DUI Defense
The driving under the influence (DUI) laws in Virginia can be harsh, even for first-time offenders. Even if you have never been charged with DUI before, you could receive stiff fines and the loss of your driving privileges for an entire year. It is critical to fight back aggressively against these charges.
At Law Offices of Howard & Howard, we have the knowledge and experience to help you fight back against DUI or other criminal charges. Founded in 1923, our law firm has been defending the rights of clients in the Commonwealth of Virginia for nearly 100 years. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you through your criminal defense and get you the best results possible.
Two Processes; We Know The System.
In addition to the courtroom process, which can involve fines and jail time, there is a separate process regarding your driver’s license. This is an administrative process, run through a separate agency entirely.
Our lawyers know the system through and through. We will help you with your criminal defense and with the administrative process of keeping your driving privileges intact.
Repeat Offenses And Felony DUI
Of course, if you have had prior convictions for DUI, the potential penalties increase significantly. For a third offense, it is considered felony DUI, and a conviction would yield a minimum $1,000 fine. For the third offense within a five-year period, you will have a minimum mandatory six-month jail sentence.
These repeat-offense cases are particularly serious. If you are facing this type of charge, you are in for the fight of your life. And our attorneys know how to win this fight.