Virginia's drunk driving laws are extremely tough. However, in many cases the charges and evidence can be challenged successfully. If you have been arrested for DUI, our attorneys may be able to help you avoid the most serious consequences.
You Have Questions About DUI/DWI — We Have Answers
At Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, our experienced Fairfax County DUI defense lawyers know that whether this is a first-time offense or a fourth, you are going to have questions about the legal process and what you can expect. We can provide you with answers that will help relieve some of your worry and work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
In our criminal defense practice, we represent people throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including all of Northern Virginia, who have been charged with their first drunk driving offense, are facing a subsequent DUI charge, or who are charged with felony maiming. We are aggressive in our approach, and we are experienced litigators who know how to successfully challenge the "official" version of events and help you avoid life-altering consequences such as:
- Mandatory jail time on first offense, if over .15 blood alcohol content, and for every subsequent offense,
- Loss of your driver's license for a minimum of one year on a first offense,
- Installation of an ignition interlock device on your car,
- Felony criminal charges, beginning with the third offense.
An Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer Protects Your Rights and Your Freedom
In every case, our attorneys will seek to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. We file motions to suppress evidence, challenge the officer's probable cause for arresting you, and work with expert toxicologists in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected in the process. In the event that you are convicted on DUI charges, we will work with the prosecutor to seek the most favorable sentencing terms and assist you in seeking a restricted driver's license that will allow you to drive for certain purposes.
Mandatory Installation of an Ignition Interlock System is Now Required in Virginia
First-time offenders convicted of DUI in Virginia are now required to have an ignition interlock device installed on every vehicle registered to them. This requires the driver to blow into an alcohol-sensing monitor in order to start the vehicle. If the driver fails to blow into the device every 10 to 20 minutes while driving, the device will stop the vehicle. If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, get legal help today. Contact KFFJ.
Contact Our Fairfax Law Firm for Help Fighting Your DUI Charge
Contact the DUI defense attorneys of Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC today for a free, no-obligation consultation. The consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction are very serious. You need a serious team of lawyers protecting your rights. From our office in Fairfax, we proudly serve all of Northern Virginia and the entire Washington D.C. metro region.