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DUI Defenes in Powhatan County

At Leavitt & Martin, we specialize in representing clients charged with DUI or DWI. We have extensive experience and have successfully had our client’s charges reduced or even dismissed. Some examples of DUI defense that we have used successfully include:

  • Breathalyzer Mistakes:Police use breath and blood tests regularly to determine the blood alcohol levels. However, there are many problems with both. If the officer makes a mistake while using a machine, the results may be invalid. Likewise, inherent inaccuracies can be shown which may also lead to dismissal.
  • Roadside Test Errors: The standardized field sobriety tests also bring a wide range of inherent problems and user errors that can minimize their importance to the court and help my clients’ cases.
  • Initial Traffic Stop: The officer who pulled you over must be able to articulate a reasonable suspicion for pulling you over. If they cannot demonstrate a reason for pulling you over, the Court may dismiss the case.

Hiring a DUI Lawyer

The best decision you can make after an arrest for DUI is hiring an experienced Powhatan County DUI lawyer. Navigating the Court system on your own or with an inexperienced public defender is a mistake. You can easily end up with the stiffest penalties possible, even if you did nothing wrong. Don’t leave it to chance. Contact a lawyer well-versed in Virginia DUI laws.

DUI Penalties in Powhatan County

Like everywhere in Virginia, if you’re arrested for a first offense DUI you’ll be charged with a Class 1 Misdemeanor. A conviction adds six points to your license and remains on your driving record for 11 years. In addition, you’ll be facing the following penalties/consequences:

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  • A Fine of $2500
  • Vehicle Ignition Interlock (which you pay for)
  • Driver’s License Suspension
  • As Much as 1 Year in Jail
  • Increased Insurance Premium

These consequences are serious. On top of all this, you could even lose your job. The best course of action is to hire an experienced Powhatan County DUI attorney from Leavitt & Martin. We’ll fight for you and we work to get you the best outcome, even if that means taking the case all the way to trial.

The Arrest

If you’ve never been arrested before, going to jail for DUI was probably downright scary. The experience is humiliating and can be difficult to talk about. Spending time in jail is not fun for anybody, even if was just for one night. The Powhatan Sherriff Department is not who you want to spend your evening with.

It is even possible that you were arrested for DUI when you were not intoxicated at all. Everyone, even police officers, make mistakes. There have been cases where the person arrested has the charges dismissed because the officer mistakenly believed them to be under the influence. If you feel you were wrongly arrested for DUI, it is even more important to get into contact with an experienced DUI Lawyer in Powhatan County.

We understand that good people get charged with DUI in Virginia – that’s why we want to help. The team at Leavitt & Martin has extensive experience in Powhatan County and greater Virgina representing those charged with DUI. You can call us at 804-873-4004 for a free consultation about your case today.

Powhatan General District Court Information

Clerk: Ms. Sandra B. Sneade

Clerks Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Phone/Fax: Phone: (804) 598-5665 Fax: (804) 598-5648

Address: 3880-D Old Buckingham Road, Courthouse, Powhatan, Virginia 23139-7052

Judges: Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge

Continuance Policy: Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuance consented to by all parties (Rule 8:14(a)).

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