Chesterfield County, Virginia DUI Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested for DUI or DWI in Chesterfield County, Virginia you need the help of an experienced Chesterfield DUI Lawyer. David A.C. Long has successfully represented numerous clients arrested in Chesterfield County under suspicion of drinking and driving. A DUI arrest in Chesterfield County can have life-changing effects, so it is important to contact an experienced lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. David Long provides affordable DUI DWI legal representation for those charged within Chesterfield County, Virginia, so contact our law firm today to get the legal representation you need.
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Mr. Long did an amazing job of preparing my defense case when all things were looking bad against me. He came prepared with information and documentation that would be the deciding factor that would help us win in trial and keep me out of jail. ~Phil January, 2018
Chesterfield County police occasionally set up DUI checkpoints in order to identify drivers who are too intoxicated to be driving. If you’ve been stopped at a Chesterfield DUI checkpoint or pulled over and arrested for DUI, it is important to contact an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible. There are a lot of factors that must be met in order for the prosecution to obtain a DUI conviction. Our experienced DUI lawyers understand the Virginia DUI laws and know where mistakes may have been made during a DUI arrest. Remember, a DUI arrest does not mean a DUI conviction. Contact our DUI lawyers today for a FREE initial consultation. Below we have included some of the pertinent Virginia DUI laws for your convenience.
Chesterfield, VA DUI Warrant’s, Summons, Trials, and Appeals: § 18.2-268.4. Trial and appeal for refusal.
A. The venue for the trial of the warrant or summons shall lie in the court of the county or city in which the offense of driving under the influence of intoxicants or other offense listed in subsection A of § 18.2-268.3 is to be tried.
Chesterfield, VA DUI Laws: § 18.2-266. Driving motor vehicle, engine, etc., while intoxicated, etc.
It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train
(i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article,
(ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol,
(iii) while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely,
(iv) while such person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, or
(v) while such person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than:
(a) 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood,
(b) 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood,
(c) 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or
(d) 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood. A charge alleging a violation of this section shall support a conviction under clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v).
Chesterfield Virginia DUI Lawyer David A.C. Long
Our experienced DUI lawyers will investigate several important factors of your Chesterfield County, VA DUI arrest, such as:
- The legality of the Chesterfield traffic stop: Was the police officer justified in stopping you in the first place? Or might harassment or discrimination have been involved in the stop?
- The validity and reliability of the blood or breath test, if you submitted one: Had the Breathalyzer been properly maintained and calibrated?
- Mitigating circumstances: Was there some other explanation to account for erratic behavior that led the police officer to the conclusion that you were driving under the influence— perhaps a diabetic condition or another medical emergency?