A DUI Arrest

There are few things that can derail your life like a DUI arrest. Courts and police treat DUIs very seriously, due in part to the fact that it poses such a danger to other motorists and pedestrians. Because of this, a DUI or DWI conviction carries serious consequences that can haunt you for years to come. In most cases, the best thing that you can do to minimize the damage is to invest in a lawyer to help you navigate the judicial system.

Virginia DUI Penalities

The consequences for DUI or DWI in Virginia are very serious. If convicted, you’re facing:

  • Jail time
  • Suspended license
  • Probation
  • Fines up to $2500
  • Additional penalties imposed by the Court

A DUI Arrest Does Not Equate To A Conviction

Chesterfield County DUI LawyerInvesting in the help of a Virginia DUI lawyer can help you to lessen the blow from your DUI.

The court system is complex, and the process of restoring your driver’s license and other rights after a DUI arrest, whether it results in a conviction or not, is one that you will want help with. A DUI lawyer with experience in the process can streamline getting you back on the road. They can also help with dealing with the court case.

Most cities prosecute DUI cases very harshly, and if you’re on the receiving end of that prosecution, it can have serious penalties. These penalties include jail time, multiple thousands of dollars in fines, and more. The penalties also get worse for repeat offenders. An attorney can help bargain the offense down, or, depending on the case and your prior record, they may be able to get charges dropped entirely.

A DUI in Chesterfield County

Police in Chesterfield pursue DUI and DWI cases aggressively. Getting arrested is an unpleasant experience, but you need to take immediate steps to mitigate the effect the charge will have on your life. Each Court in Virgina has its own rules. Chesterfield County is no different. If arrested here, you want a DUI lawyer with experience in Chesterfield County Courts.

Reach out to Leavitt & Martin today. Our DUI lawyers will prepare your defense and be there to advise you every step of the way. Call 804-873-4004 to set up a free consultation with an lawyer today.

Preventing a DUI is the Best Defense

Although a DUI attorney with years of experience can help you after your arrest, the best thing that you can do is to avoid the arrest altogether. Don’t drink and drive. Bring along a designated driver, or use one of the many ride-sharing applications like Lyft or Uber. Even the most expensive Uber ride is cheaper than going to court for a DUI.

A DUI conviction can have long-term implications for your life, including your future employment, and the best way to prevent those implications is to not drink and drive in the first place, even if you’ve only had one drink. However, if you do find yourself under arrest for a DUI, the best thing that you can do is to call a DUI attorney as soon as possible.

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Chesterfield General District Court Information:

Clerk: Ms. Linda J. Moore

Clerks Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone/Fax: Phone: (804) 748-1231 Fax: (804) 748-1757

Address: P.O. Box 144, Chesterfield Courthouse 9500 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Judges: Hon. Pamela O’Berry, Chief Judge, Hon. Keith Nelson Hurley, Presiding Judge, Hon. Matthew Donald Nelson, Presiding Judge, Hon. James J. O’Connell III, Presiding Judge, Hon. Thomas L. Vaughn, Presiding Judge

Continuance Policy: Continuances granted by Judge

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