3 steps to defend yourself if you are stopped for drunk driving in Virginia

Mar 22, 2023 | Pierre Prialé
3 steps to defend yourself if you are stopped for drunk driving in Virginia

A DUI arrest in Virginia is serious and can have serious consequences.

From having to pay hefty fines to having your license suspended or even affecting your immigration status, it is critical that you know how to protect your rights and defend your case.

Here are some steps you should take if you are arrested for DUI in Virginia.


Gathering evidence and testimonies


If someone was with you before or during the arrest, it is important that you collect their testimony and evidence. These testimonies and evidence can help you prove that you were not driving under the influence of alcohol or that the police made mistakes during the arrest. 

Do not hesitate to ask your friends or family for help in gathering this information.

  Gathering evidence and testimonies    

Identifies whether the police made mistakes


The police may have made mistakes during the arrest or made a clerical error. For example, the police may not have followed the correct procedures when making the arrest or may have used faulty equipment to determine the amount of alcohol in your system.

A lawyer who specializes in these types of cases will be able to identify these errors and use them in your defence.


Schedule your first consultation with a lawyer


A DUI attorney will be able to guide you and protect your rights at every step of the process. In addition, an attorney will know the laws and procedures in Virginia, and will be able to use this information in your defence.

Schedule your first free consultation with a Right Path Law Group  to defend your case

  Schedule your first consultation with a lawyer

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If you are stopped by the police in Virginia for driving with a few too many drinks, it is important to know that you are facing a crime that could ruin your life.

Don't take any chances, you need the advice of a specialized attorney.

Schedule your first consultation at no cost, call us at 703-637-9999 or send us an SMS to defend your case.

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Pierre Prialé

Over the course of his career, Prialé has handled approximately 2,000 criminal defense and traffic cases, including DUI, reckless driving, weapons charges, and personal injury cases. His dedication to helping clients in difficult and desperate situations has earned him a reputation for being a committed and knowledgeable attorney.

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