Richmond DUI Lawyer
Protecting clients from drunk driving convictions and penalties
Virginia has very strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are not traffic violations—these are criminal charges. The McDougle Law Firm in Richmond appreciates the seriousness of these offenses, and the firm does everything possible to limit the negative effects a conviction can have on your life.
Attorney Ryan McDougle has spent years protecting Virginia clients from these and other potential penalties for a DUI or DWI conviction:
- Suspension of driving privileges
- Jail time
- Ignition interlock system
The laws concerning drunk driving in Virginia are very complicated. Clients can find more information on these laws by reviewing the website or arranging a consultation with the firm.
Defining driving under the influence
If you are over 21 years old, a DUI charge usually means you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. However, you can be charged with drunk driving even if your BAC is below 0.08—especially in cases where drugs are involved. Prescriptions—even your own—and over-the-counter medications can impair your driving and result in a DWI conviction.
People under 21 face serious consequences if they are stopped with a BAC as low as 0.02 percent under the Zero Tolerance law. The McDougle Law Firm, P.C. can help protect clients under 21 from the following and other DUI or DWI penalties:
- $500 in fines
- Six-month license suspension
- Jail time
A DUI lawyer in Richmond protects you from administrative penalties
Lawyers in Richmond and elsewhere know the laws and the court system. Handling your case without legal counsel can be costly. Virginia courts impose license suspensions and revocations upon a DUI or DWI conviction or the refusal to take a breath test. However, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) imposes its own suspension immediately upon your arrest. Before you go to court to stand trial for your charges, the DMV suspends your license. The McDougle Law Firm, P.C. represents your case before administrative committees and in any hearings required to complete your case.
Hire a Richmond DUI lawyer to handle your case immediately
It is imperative that you hire an experienced Richmond DUI lawyer to handle your charge as soon as possible. The McDougle Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience handling cases where Virginia residents and out-of-state motorists are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The firm represents clients in the following counties of Virginia from its Richmond location:
Contact McDougle Law Firm, P.C.
The McDougle Law Firm, P.C. is a Richmond-based firm that represents clients facing charges of drunk driving or driving under the influence. Contact the McDougle Law Firm, P.C. online or call 888.337.9971 to schedule your initial consultation today.