Common Questions: DUI Charges in Virginia
What can be done to defend a DUI charge in Manassas, Virginia?
Each case has unique circumstances and evidence. A full analysis of your
specific charges should be done at once to determine the best defense
strategy or options that could be present in your case. Some cases have
so many errors that the
Virginia DUI lawyer from the firm can get the case dismissed; others may be more difficult
and require skillful negotiations to get the charges reduced or to seek
alternative sentencing. The most important aspect of defending a DUI charge,
whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, is that the DUI lawyer from the
firm is working on your case from the outset, prior to any court appearance,
including the arraignment (formal charges), a bail hearing or other court
Isn't it expensive to defend a DUI?
When the hidden costs of a conviction are taken into consideration, including
increased insurance rates, transportation costs when you cannot legally
drive, the costs to your future ability to get a job with a criminal record
of DUI, getting help from the
Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone is likely much less than you think. The rates are reasonable and very
competitive, and the attorney is available to discuss your case.
Should I answer questions from the police after a DUI accident?
Never answer questions until the attorney arrives to protect your rights.
You have the right to an attorney, and this right should be exercised
before answering questions. The questioning process is geared towards
getting more information to convict you; allowing it to take place without
an attorney from the firm at your side can make the defense of the case
more difficult to defend.
Will my license be suspended?
If you are not represented by the attorney at the firm, and just plead
guilty, the penalties all include license suspension or revocation, depending
upon the charge. A first offense can lead to one year license revocation
in a conviction. Some felony charges could restrict your ability to legally
operate a vehicle for an indefinite period, usually years.
Is it possible to get the charges against me dismissed?
The firm offers a free case evaluation to help to determine the best course
of action for your case. This allows you the opportunity to find out what
you options are. In many cases, when errors in law enforcement procedures,
whether in the stop, the arrest, or the testing have taken place, the
attorney can take action to get the charges fully dismissed. You deserve
to find out what the options are in your specific case before you make
any decision about your plea.
What types of DUI cases does your firm defend?
The firm has over 20 years experience in defending all types of
DUI charges, including giving you the information you need immediately about
misdemeanor and felony DUI charges and what can be done to defend your
specific case. The first step is to ensure you have defense counsel protecting
your rights. The second step is to determine what should be done to help
you fight back, and what strategy could be effective for you in court.
If there are options to get your case dismissed, such as errors in testing,
the initial police stop, or other matter, you can be confident that the
firm will take action to bring the matter to an early close, with no further
repercussions for you. When there are more complex cases, the attorney
may have to develop a defense case to present to the court. He should
review your case immediately to determine how to best proceed.
Contact the Virginia DUI lawyer for
immediate assistance in defending any type of DUI offense, and to get a
free case evaluation.