Fairfax Second DUI Defense Lawyer
If you are facing a second or third DUI charge, then you probably already realize how dramatically these kinds of cases can affect your life. You know that you are facing a license suspension, expensive fines and potentially even jail time. As an alleged repeat offender, you face serious legal challenges.
Our office represents clients facing serious traffic and DUI charges throughout Northern Virginia. We have handled hundreds of cases and established a reputation as a dependable fighter for my clients. We are willing to defend your rights in and out of the courtroom.
While a second DUI/DWI arrest still usually classifies only as a Class 1 Misdemeanor, the penalties are in almost all cases more severe than a first offense. If you are convicted, then any subsequent drunk driving can be charged at the felony level. The minimum fine for a second offense is $500, and the possibility for jail time is much more serious.
When you have been charged with a second DUI offense, you need a Fairfax second DUI defense lawyer who can help you minimize the penalties, fight for reduced charges and argue your case effectively in court. We have taken on thousands of cases, and we are ready to offer proven strategies for protecting your rights.
Even if you believe that you are guilty, our office can work to make sure that you have the full and rightful protections you are owed under the law, and that your case is not over prosecuted. It may even be possible to fight a prior offense, particularly if it is from another state that may not have similar laws to Virginia, leaving us the option to get the charge reduced for lack of a prior offense.
DUI is a serious criminal offense that carries lasting penalties and consequences. Handling a DUI case alone, particularly a repeat or second DUI offense, can do lasting or permanent damage to your driver’s license and your criminal record.