DUI & Traffic Defense Attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia
Skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyers at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP have successfully represented thousands of individuals on DUI on other serious traffic charges in Northern Virginia Courts.
Our attorneys at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP in Fairfax handle cases throughout Northern Virginia on behalf of drivers who have been accused of or arrested for drunk driving (DUI) and other serious traffic violations. We focus our attention on providing you with the representation you need in order to obtain the best possible resolution of your case. Our legal team works tirelessly to protect your right to drive and your career when it is affected by the criminal charges you are facing.
Contact us in Fairfax to learn how our experienced DUI defense attorneys can help you in criminal traffic cases of all kinds.
Experienced DUI Defense Lawyers
in Northern Virginia
As part of our drunk driving defense, we offer tailored services from criminal defense attorneys who can handle any and all DUI-related matters, including:
Repeat DUI, including previous felony cases based on out-of-state DUI or DWI convictions
Accident-related felony charges such as DUI manslaughter or battery
Driver’s license suspension hearings related to DUI
Underage or commercial driver DUI cases with a blood alcohol level below .08 percent
Serious traffic offenses such as hit-and-run or fleeing an officer
Reckless driving or extreme speeding
Individuals who are first-time DUI defendants soon learn that a number of the same investigation and negotiation skills that our lawyers possess can be applied to a drunk driving case much in the same way that they are utilized in the more serious felony cases that we handle. As always, we examine all of the aspects of the case, including any field sobriety tests that were administered, the police procedures used during the actual arrest and the blood alcohol test, in order to determine which facts may be suppressed or used to your advantage.
Contact Us to Discuss DUI/DWI Charges Now
To learn how experienced defense lawyers can help you get through the ordeal of a drunk driving arrest, contact The Sprano Law Firm, LLP in Fairfax for a free consultation. Call us for a DUI defense attorney’s advice.
DUI defense lawyers at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP in Fairfax, VA, provide effective defense in DUI/DWI cases throughout Northern Virginia state and federal courts.
If You Have Been Charged with a DUI or DWI …
The experienced DUI & DWI defense attorneys at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP can help. Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated charges can have serious consequences. Even for a first offense DUI charge, a conviction can carry the possibility of a jail sentence, a significant costly fine, and at least a 12-month suspension of your privilege to drive. If your blood alcohol level (BAC) at the time of arrest measured .15 or greater, you could be required to serve at least a 5-day mandatory minimum sentence. If the BAC was greater than .20, the mandatory minimum increases to 10 days in jail. If you are charged with a 2nd offense, the required jail time goes up to 20 days. There are defenses, however. A skilled and experienced DUI lawyer can often poke enough holes in the prosecution's case to get the charge reduced and sometimes dismissed altogether.
Legal Defenses in DUI/DWI Cases
The first step in mounting an effective defense for your DUI case is finding an attorney who knows how to ask the right questions. Why did the police pull you over, to begin with? Can the officer articulate a reasonable basis for suspecting that you were violating the law? What field sobriety tests were performed? Were they properly conducted and scored? Did the police officer have probable cause to arrest and charge you with DUI? Is there a video from the police car’s dashboard camera that may contradict some of the officer’s assertions? Beyond all of that, there are a number of technical procedural requirements the police and prosecutors must meet in order to get the results of any breath or blood test into evidence. Finally, considering all of the evidence and the totality of circumstances, is there enough for the judge to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated?
DUI Sentencing Issues
Even in a case in which the police and prosecutors do everything right, an important part of our job as DUI defense lawyers is making sure that you get a fair deal. We know which arguments to make to the prosecutors and judges in order to keep the sentencing consequences of a DUI conviction to the minimum. Often this involves effective plea negotiations to try to reduce the severity of the charge. We do everything we can to get felony DUI charges reduced to misdemeanors and to avoid the application of mandatory minimum jail sentences whenever possible. Since all DUI convictions require at least a 12-month suspension of your driver’s license, we will negotiate and/or argue for a restricted operator’s license, allowing you to continue to drive to work, school, medical appointments, and child-care obligations.
Defense Against DUI and All Related Charges
With more than two decades of combined experience serving people accused of DUI / DWI in Fairfax and throughout Northern Virginia, the DUI defense lawyers at The Sprano Law Firm, LLP defend against all misdemeanor and felony DUI / DWI charges in both state courts and federal courts, including the following types of cases:
1st Offense DUI / DWI charges
Elevated BAC cases
2nd Offense DUI / DWI charges
DUI / DWI accident cases
Felony DUI / DWI 3rd or subsequent offense
DUI related Hit and Run
Contact Us for A Free Consultation
To contact one of our trusted DUI / DWI defense attorneys today, call us or send us an e-mail.
Our office is located near the Fairfax County courthouse. We are open for appointments Monday through Friday, and available by phone and e-mail seven days a week.
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