Richmond DUI Lawyers

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Abraham Del Rio III
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in DUI and DWI cases. Call now!

I’m an experienced Virginia DUI/DWI defense lawyer and represent clients who have been arrested or who are facing a DUI/DWI charge. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you at every stage of your case. Read More »
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Peter F. Bowen
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Facing a DUI/DWI? Experienced attorney can help. Call for a free consultation!

I’m an experienced Virginia DUI/DWI defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of DUI and DWI cases. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Matt C. Pinsker
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Virginia DUI Attorney

Matt C. Pinsker is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Virginia. A former state and federal prosecutor in addition to a former magistrate, he has won numerous awards as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Pinsker... Read More »
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Robert Battle
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I’m an experienced Richmond DUI/DWI defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of DUI and DWI cases. I will vigorously defend you and your rights and help you through every step of your case. Read More »
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Robert Battle
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 35 years experience
(804) 673-5600 1506 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 121
Richmond, VA 23230
DUI
College of William and Mary
Former VA state prosecutor and federal law clerk Bob Battle "wrote the book" on DUI Defense in Virginia. Bob was hired by a national publishing company to write "Virginia DUI Defense: The Law and Practice." With perfect ratings in the 2 national lawyer review sites ("Superb" and "Preeminent" ratings), Bob Battle has been the go-to lawyer for pro athletes, prosecutors, police officers, politicians and even other DUI lawyers who find themselves charged with DUI for over 35 years.
Marc Boyko
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 658-3418 5807 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I provide diligent, passionate and personalized representation to clients in courts across the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond, Hanover, Powhatan, Louisa, Petersburg and Caroline Counties. I practice in a variety of areas, with a emphasis on Criminal Defense and Family Law. I pride myself on being a dedicated, prepared and successful attorney. I am committed to maintaining close contact with clients, and pursuing the best possible outcomes.

I received my B.A. from Rollins College, and my J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law. My jurisdictions include the State of Virginia and Federal District Court, Eastern District of...
Jessica Greenberg
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
(804) 554-4444 1506 Staples Mill Road, #101
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationDUI and Traffic Tickets
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
I am a traffic defense attorney at Christina Pendleton & Associates in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. My clients come from all over Virginia as well as the country who have driven through the Commonwealth and received a speeding ticket, a reckless driving ticket, or other driving-related ticket.

When I'm not defending my clients, I enjoy reading, cross-stitch and hanging out with my two cats!

If you have a question or are in need of assistance, please don't hesitate to call me at 804-554-4444.
Richard Davis Mattox III
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 8 years experience
(804) 451-6033 8545 Patterson Avenue
Suite 206
Richmond, VA 23229
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Appalachian School of Law
Richard “Trey” Mattox III was born and raised in Richmond Virginia, attending high school at Benedictine before graduating from Monacan. After high school he graduated Cum Laude from Virginia Tech in 2008 where he double majored in History and Political Science and minored in Real Estate. In 2011, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Appalachian School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Trey is a third generation attorney proudly following in the footsteps of his Richard Mattox predecessors. Trey is a dedicated trial attorney who defends clients charged with major traffic crimes and infractions. Mr. Mattox...
Mitchell Wells
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary
Mitchell M. Wells is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Virginia, concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal law, DUI and reckless driving traffic violations, and has defended thousands of cases. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Wells served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Fraud section of the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Wells was responsible for supervising various fraud investigations and litigating Virginia false claim actions in federal court pursuant to the Federal False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers...
Matthew S. Throop
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 6 years experience
(804) 299-5222 530 East Main Street
Suite 1020
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Matthew is an attorney, and president and founder of Throop Law. Historically, his practice areas were focused in criminal and traffic defense, and family law. These days, however, Matthew focuses most of his attention on bankruptcy cases and growing the firm.

He grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, and after graduating from law school in Washington, D.C., relocated to Richmond, VA. to serve the legal community. Though his first careers were in business, Matthew loves the practice of law, and obtaining his law license in 2014 was the fulfillment of one of his lifelong dreams.

In 2014, he opened a solo...
Steven Anthony Birocco
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 212-2319 1108 East Main Street
Suite 701
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
Paula Hough
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(804) 864-9424 4110 East Parham Rd
#201
Richmond, VA 23228
Free ConsultationRichmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 18 years experience
DUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and University of Florida
Mrs. Hough graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Law. Upon her graduation, Mrs. Hough worked for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association prior to her entering the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. While in law school, Mrs. Hough was awarded the “Eleanor & James Clanton Haynes Memorial Law and Public Policy” fellowship, was a Senior Editor for a Law Journal, and volunteered for the Innocence Project investigating a case of wrongful conviction. During law school, Mrs. Hough also worked full-time as...
Jennifer Quezada Castillo
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(804) 774-7117 530 E. Main St
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23219
Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 1 year experience
DUI, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Originally from the Dominican Republic, I moved to the United States with the goal of becoming an attorney. As an immigrant myself, I have first-hand knowledge of the intricacies of U.S. immigration law.

After moving to the United States, I attended Valencia Community College, and subsequently attended the University of Central Florida to obtain my bachelor's degree in legal studies. After graduation, I relocated to Virginia where I attended law school at William and Mary. While in law school, I worked for various public defender offices, which helped confirm my passion for criminal defense and its intersection with immigration law.

I currently...
J. Brian Bailey
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 7 years experience
(804) 251-8002 1011 E. Main St.
Ste. 204
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Mr. Bailey received a B.A. in Government from The College of William and Mary before enrolling at Regent University School of Law. While studying law, he served as Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Humphreys in the Court of Appeals of Virginia and interned at the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. After receiving his J.D. from Regent, Mr. Bailey served three years as Law Clerk for the Chief Staff Attorney at the Supreme Court of Virginia, and was granted a Legal Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University before joining a local Richmond law firm focusing on...
Paul C. Galanides
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 24 years experience
(804) 918-8643 1561 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDUI, Appeals, Cannabis Law and Criminal
University of Kentucky College of Law
When the stakes are high, clients turn to Criminal Defense Attorney Paul C. Galanides. As a former Prosecutor for twenty-three years, Paul C. Galanides, holds an impressive history defending the accused in Virginia. Choose the right lawyer. Right now.
Robert Eric Reibach
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 40 years experience
1 1/2 Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Southern Methodist University and St. Mary's University School of Law
Bob Reibach is a quick thinking trial attorney who focuses on defending persons charged with traffic crimes and offenses. He is persistent, relentless, and incessant in achieving the best possible result for his clients. Mr. Reibach teaches traffic and drunk driving law to Virginia lawyers in the fulfillment of their mandatory continuing legal education requirements. He is a long time faculty member of the Virginia Law Foundation's Drunk Driving and Serious Traffic Offenses continuing legal education program. Mr. Reibach has decades of trial experience. He has provided extremely effective representation to thousands of clients. He is well respected by the...
Porscha Brown
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney
(804) 554-4444 1506 Staples Mill Road, #101
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am a criminal and traffic defense attorney at Christina Pendleton & Associates serving clients in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

When I'm not in the courtroom, I can be found modeling clothing lines around Virginia or channeling my inner band geek with playing the piccolo and flute.

If you need assistance or have a question, don't hesitate to give me a call at 804-554-4444.
Todd Stone
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 28 years experience
(804) 554-0000 101 Shockoe Slip; Suite K
Richmond, VA 23219
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Todd Stone has served as a prosecutor in both State and Federal Courts; in addition to serving as Special Counsel to the Multijurisdictional Grand Jury in Central Virginia. He now serves his clients as a criminal defense attorney with a passion for justice. Stone regularly handles criminal cases involving Sex Offenses, College Students, Drug and Vice cases, Fraud and Larceny, Violent Crimes including Murder, Malicious Wounding, Assault and all other criminal matters. As a defense attorney, he limits his practice so he can focus the attention on his clients that each one requires. The goal is...
Mark Steven Paullin
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North Chesterfield, VA DUI Attorney with 32 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd. Suite A
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Attorney Mark Paullin has more than 29 years of legal experience, which includes insurance defense work. His experience with both sides of the process allows him to prepare his clients for what may come their way as well as has enabled him to insightfully and aggressively represent his clients with their Personal Injury case, Diminished Value or Diminution case. Mark handles Speeding cases, DUI/DWI cases, and Reckless Driving cases as well as other other Traffic Court matters around the Richmond Metro area. Experience Counts. When you hire the Paullin Law Firm, your case won't be handed off to benchwarmers or...
Cody Alan Remington
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
DUI, Business, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary and University of Louisville
Cody Remington concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI & Traffic Violations. Prior to joining Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, Mr. Remington successfully represented & defended the interests of his clients in real estate, land use and small business matters. He is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and diligent attorney. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Remington served as a paralegal and law clerk for two prestigious criminal law firms and the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities included drafting criminal law memorandums, motions & pleadings, and assisting firm attorneys on various types...
Douglas E White
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney
(804) 673-7111 1518 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
DUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Ericka M Battle
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 285-7000 5206 Markel Road
200
Richmond, VA 23230
DUI, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am a licensed attorney practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have experience in the fields of Litigation, Contract Disputes, Corporate Governance, and Government Relations. I am also experienced in Criminal and Civil Litigation and am a goal oriented, hard-working individual. I became an attorney to assist people during the most challenging times of their lives, whether that be criminal charges, eviction from their home, or outstanding debts. Too often, I came across individuals who were unaware of their legal rights and remedies. I believe the best feeling in the world is when I can...
Richard A Quitiquit Esquire
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 8 years experience
(804) 728-2274 2800 N. Parham Road, Ste. 201
Richmond, VA 23294
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Charleston School of Law
Tony concentrates his legal practice to criminal law, including traffic violations and reckless driving. Tony lives just outside of Richmond in Hanover, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden Sydney and the Charleston School of Law. He has been admitted to practice before all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tony started his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Halifax, Virginia. After a year prosecuting in Halifax, he moved to the Richmond area and worked again as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Hanover. While serving as an Assistant Commonwealth’s attorney, Tony worked on all types of criminal traffic matters ,...
Joseph Dean II
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 3 years experience
(804) 673-7111 2201 Libbie Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Joseph Dean is a Virginia lawyer who concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of criminal law, DUI, and traffic defense.  Mr. Dean joined Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law in 2013 primarily focusing on drafting legal memorandums, motions & pleadings, and researching and analyzing legal issues for the law firm’s felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in both state and federal courts. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Dean participated extensively in trial advocacy and was recognized for his proficient skill as an advocate. He also learned early on as an Eagle Scout the importance of always being prepared. Mr. Dean brings...
W. Edward Riley IV
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 28 years experience
(804) 673-7111 1518 WILLOW LAWN DR.,
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
W. Edward Riley, IV is a trial lawyer. He is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Virginia, and has argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Riley has dedicated his entire career to successfully practicing criminal and traffic defense.

Mr. Riley has tried over 250 jury trials in federal and state courts across the Commonwealth, holds the highest national legal rating with Martindale Hubbell, and has been recognized by his peers as one of the Legal Elite as published by Virginia Business Magazine, and has...
Andrew B.C. Wood
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 285-7447 1801 Libbie Avenue
Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23226
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Andrew Beynton Carlson Wood was born and raised in Richmond, while also spending considerable time in Northumberland County in Virginia’s Northern Neck, where his mother was born and raised. Andrew grew up in a household of practicing lawyers. His father, Andrew W. Wood, began practicing law in 1967, and formed The Law Office of Wood & Wood, P.C. with his mother, Cheryl Carlson Wood, in 1981. Andrew received his B.A. from the University of the South - Sewanee and his J.D. from the University of Richmond. Prior to attending law school, he was an...
Andrew Catherman
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney
(804) 781-4900 530 East Main Street
Suite 510
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
Ohio Northern University
Vaughan Jones
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 23 years experience
(804) 207-5735 1622 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
DUI, Criminal, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of Richmond and American University Washington College of Law
Nick T. Wright
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 1 year experience
(804) 355-8037 1360 E. Parham Rd #100
Richmond, VA 23228
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Nick is a trial attorney representing those charged with traffic offenses and crimes such as assault and battery, underage possession of alcohol, possession of marijuana, and petty larceny. Before becoming an attorney, Nick attended Virginia Tech where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Business. He then accepted a full merit scholarship to University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law where he focused his studies on criminal law and litigation. In law school, Nick interned with both the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Virginia General Assembly for Delegate Jason Miyares of the...
Duncan Reid
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 45 years experience
(804) 415-7800 4116 Fitzhugh Ave
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
University of Richmond School of Law
Standish Alexander
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney
(804) 355-0016 2222 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
For 21 years Standish Alexander has been a trial attorney. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia as well as a TC Williams school of Law. Mr. Alexander has handled literally thousands of DUI's, speeding tickets and criminal cases. Mr. Alexander has a rating of superb 10/10 on AVVO.com and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and is listed by listed by The National Trial Lawyers as a top 100 trial lawyer.
Amy Leigh Austin Esq
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 27 years experience
(804) 343-1900 101 Shockoe Slip
Suite O
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
Committed to aggressive and professional representation of those charged with crimes. Extensive experience in criminal defense, with more than ten years concentrating on federal criminal defense.
John Weiland
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
1360 E. Parham Rd.
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23228
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
John Weiland is a fast-thinking trial attorney who focuses his practice on criminal and traffic defense. John has successfully represented thousands of reckless driving, DUI / DWI, underage possession of alcohol, and possession of marijuana clients. Before defending those accused of crimes and traffic violations, John litigated complex civil cases in Virginia and Federal courts. This research and writing-intensive background has provided John a unique analytical skill set for applying new, creative and successful legal arguments to otherwise extremely difficult criminal and traffic cases. While in law school, John was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Joseph J. Ellis...
Michael La Fratta
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 355-1800 1701 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Richmond School of Law
Tammy Sossei
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Richmond, VA DUI Attorney
(804) 593-4141 4114 E. Parham Road
Suite C
Richmond, VA 23228
DUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Sangeeta Darji
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
(804) 998-0871 530 E. Main St
Suite 730
Richmond, VA 23219
DUI, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Traffic Tickets
J. Burkhardt Beale
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Richmond, VA DUI Attorney with 39 years experience
(804) 780-1111 23 W. Broad St.
Suite 304
Richmond, VA 23219
DUI, Appeals, Criminal and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
I began practicing law in 1980 with a firm where I tried my first felony jury after being in practice approximately 4 months. Just as in the NBA or MLB the rookie who is good gains responsibility and rises in the ranks. I have dedicated my career to helping those who sometimes felt that their situatio was impossible to win or overcome. I have heard on many occasions from judges around the state that "this is the first time I have heard that defense" when finding my client "not guilty". There are many lawyers who will take your money, and...
Annalisa Stanton Feinman
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Pkwy, Suite 105
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington and Lee University School of Law
William Aaron Cluett
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 10 years experience
(804) 554-4444 4613 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
DUI, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of Louisville
Dave Caddell
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(804) 355-8037 1360 E. Parham Road, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23228
DUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Former prosecutor in Hanover County who defends DUI/DWI, traffic and criminal cases. Special Counsel to the Courts of Justice Committee for the Virginia House of Delegates.
William W. Smith III
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 2 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
DUI, Criminal, Family and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Richard McPhail Bing
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
(804) 272-7900 7400 Beaufont Springs Dr
Richmond, VA 23225
DUI, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
Stephen A. Bryant
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richmond, VA DUI Lawyer with 43 years experience
6802 Paragon Pl
ste 300
richmond, VA 23230
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Mr. David B Caddell Jr.
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Richmond, VA DUI Lawyer
(804) 355-8037 1 1/2 North Robinson Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.

Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.

DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.


Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.

Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.

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