DUI Defense – An Attorney is a Must
Arrested for DUI?
Finding the right attorney can be difficult, particularly in relation to DUI charges. An attorney who practices criminal defense may seem a logical choice, but in reality it is far more beneficial to work with a lawyer who has specific experience in and a strong focus on drunk driving-related charges. This is a particular field that requires a complete understanding of field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests, blood tests, and the various other issues unique to DUI cases.
Because each case is different, we highly recommend discussing your particular case with a licensed attorney who can offer you valuable insight into the matter. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest and charges, an attorney may offer you different advice in regard to retaining legal counsel at this point, challenging your charges and in general addressing this matter. Discussing this matter with an attorney can also bring you much-needed peace of mind in making the right decisions about your case.
In the wake of a breath test that showed a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit or allegedly failed field sobriety tests, it’s easy to think that you have no chance of avoiding a conviction and the many penalties this may bring. You may feel that your only choice is to accept a plea bargain. This may not be the case. Lee Devendorf understands the inner workings of DUI cases in the area will be able to step in and determine exactly how to build a strong defense on your behalf. The evidence against you, no matter how infallible it may seem, may actually have been collected and/or processed in violation of your rights or standard procedure. A lawyer who is familiar with these cases will be able to thoroughly investigate the matter and recognize opportunities where others would only see failure.
Every year, it seems as though the laws and penalties associated with DUI become all the harsher for drivers throughout Virginia and the rest of the United States. The best way of avoiding maximum criminal penalties, driver’s license suspension by the DMV and other serious consequences of a drunk driving conviction is to involve an attorney. You have the legal right to involve a criminal defense lawyer to handle your case. Taking advantage of this right and challenging your drunk driving charges will be your only opportunity of avoiding these various penalties.
Virginia Beach DUI attorney Lee Devendorf has the experience and resources to competently handle your case and assert your rights and protect your interests in criminal court and at your license suspension hearing. DUI attorney Lee Devendorf seeks the best possible outcome in both of these proceedings in order to help you avoid losing your license and facing imprisonment, fines and other serious penalties associated with DUI. Although you were arrested and may have “failed” a breath test, all hope is not lost. Exercise your right to an attorney and call Lee Devendorf today to discuss your case and options.
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