A previous post on this blog discussed how even a first-time conviction for a DUI, with no aggravating circumstances, can haunt a person for a long time. First, there is the cost of fines, probation fees and other bills, such as the cost of posting bail.
Additionally, a person will have to pay to arrange transportation while under a license suspension, and he may also have to pay for an ignition interlock device. Moreover, higher insurance premiums are a real possibility.
Depending on his line of work, these costs can come right at a time when he has to find another source of income, as any drunk driving conviction can hit those who operate a vehicle for a living or as a regular part of their jobs especially hard. Likewise, doctors, attorneys and other professionals may run in to trouble with their license to practice their profession.
In short, it may be a matter of financial survival for a Harrisonburg resident to choose to fight a pending DUI charge against her. Doing so, however, almost always requires a detailed knowledge of both the laws surrounding drunk driving cases and the practicalities of how the local Virginia courts work.
Our law office has a proven track record of handling drunk driving cases. We understand that even a first-time DUI charge is a serious and high-stakes matter. We also know that, particularly for someone who is not part of the criminal justice system regularly, the process can be intimidating.
Police and prosecutors frequently pursue charges like these, so their approach to these cases are streamlined. We have the tools and know-how to confront a DUI case, all the while making sure our clients understand the process and their options.