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First Offense In Virginia

Under Virginia law, your driver’s license will be suspended for one year if you are convicted of drunk driving, even on a first offense. In other words, you have to be beat the DWI charge to keep your license. And keeping that first offense off your record may save you a lot more trouble down the road if you are charged a second time. A first offense is really like a “lifetime sentence” in that it never goes away and it can haunt you forever. That’s why it’s so important to get the best attorney you can to fight the charges right the first time. Yes. There are ways to fight.

When you hire us to defend you on your first DWI/DUI charge, we conduct a full investigation of the facts surrounding your arrest, starting with an evaluation of whether law enforcement officers had probable cause to make the traffic stop. We will examine the details of field sobriety and blood alcohol/breath tests to confirm that they were correctly administered. If police acted improperly, we will seek to exclude evidence and dismiss all charges, if appropriate.

We understand the embarrassment and hardship and will do everything possible to handle your case discretely and help you keep your job.

If this is your first drunk driving offense, you owe it to your future to call Big Valley Law. Get the help you need.