DUI Lawyer in Chesapeake, Virginia
Call (800) 301-3552 for Tough Defense in Suffolk
A DUI charge is a serious threat to your reputation, career, and freedom.
If you have any prior drunk driving convictions, you could even face the
permanent loss of your driver's license. Your legal opponent, the
prosecutor, has the backing of the government's resources. Against
these odds, you need an aggressive, skilled, and resolute defense lawyer. At
J. Bouchard Law, you can find a legal advocate with the grit and talent you need.
Why choose our Chesapeake DUI attorney?
- Knowledgeable advocacy of a former prosecutor
- Notable experience handling jury trials
Proven track record that includes high-profile cases
When your future is on the line, you can depend on our DUI defense firm.
We understand what is at stake for you.
We are ready to attack the prosecutor's case with dynamic advocacy, utilizing our full resources and quality experience
to thoroughly investigate your case and craft a compelling defense to
ensure your rights are protected. Don't hesitate to learn more about
beating your DUI charge:
Contact us today.
Set up your
free case evaluation*
today to begin your defense!
Understand the stakes. Discover your potential defenses.
Even if this is your first ever arrest for drunk driving, you could
lose your driver's license for one year, pay anywhere from $250 to $2,500 in fines, and be sentenced to community
service. The same can apply to an underage DUI charge. If a child was
in the vehicle at the time of the arrest, or if your blood alcohol content
(BAC) was 0.15% or more, you also face
mandatory minimum jail time, at least 5 days' incarceration.
If you have any prior arrests or convictions for DUI, you could be staring
down even stiffer penalties. For a
second DUI offense, you could face a minimum $500 fine, 3 years of driver's license suspension,
up to 1 year in jail, and ignition interlock device installation. For a
third DUI conviction within 10 years, you would face a
minimum $1,000 fine, mandatory minimum of 6 months in jail, and an Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP), and your Virginia driver's
license could be revoked indefinitely.
In light of these serious penalties, what are some possible DUI defenses?
- The arresting officer had no valid reason to pull you over
- The officer lacked probable cause for the arrest
- Field sobriety tests were improperly given / inaccurate
- Breath, blood, or urine test results were faulty
Similar defenses could save your license from suspension in your DMV hearing.
Any violation of your rights, any errors in the legal process could topple
the prosecutor's case against you. Whether you need to keep your driver's
license or shield your rights in court, our Chesapeake criminal defense
attorney knows how to cut through the prosecution's case, proactively
defending your future. Don't hesitate--call J. Bouchard Law today to see what other defenses could apply to your case!
What happens if I refuse a chemical DUI test?
You will automatically lose your driver's license. And a prosecutor
can still convict you of driving under the influence, even portraying
your refusal as a sign of guilt.
You are well within your rights to refuse a field sobriety test; however,
when it comes to chemical tests (such as breath and blood tests), Virginia's
implied consent law says that your license will be suspended for at least
one year upon refusal.
If you refuse these tests a second or third time within ten years,
your license could be suspended for three years. These penalties would still be in effect even if you
are acquitted of a DUI charge—unless you can fight the suspension
in a DMV hearing.
Request Your Free DUI Case Review
Get Started on Your Defense When You Call (800) 301-3552
From saving your license to defeating your DUI charge, you can find the
comprehensive defense you need at J. Bouchard Law. Our former prosecutor
can provide the resilient advocacy you need to work toward clearing your
name and restoring your liberties.
today!* Our Chesapeake DUI lawyer proudly serves clients in Hampton, Newport
Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, and
*Free consultations are for criminal cases only.