Technically, a Virginia DUI arrest does not mean that you are guilty of drunk driving. You are innocent until proven guilty. However, it might not feel like that is true if you have been arrested for drunk driving. You, understandably, want this nightmare to go away as soon as possible. You want your Virginia DUI case dismissed quickly.
What You Should Know About DUI Dismissals in Virginia
If your Virginia drunk-driving case is dismissed then it is over. The court may dismiss your case if there is insufficient evidence that you were driving drunk or if your constitutional rights were violated. If your case is dismissed with prejudice then the Commonwealth of Virginia cannot later bring charges against you for the same incident.
Your case may be dismissed long before a trial. You have the right to make a motion to the court to dismiss your case and you have the right to representation by a Fairfax drunk-driving defense lawyer when making that motion. An early dismissal of your case, with prejudice, may allow you to put this scary and stressful situation behind you quickly and get back to living your life.
Protect Your Rights and Get Back to Your Life ASAP
You have the right to know whether your case may be eligible for dismissal and you have the right to defend yourself if you have been arrested for drunk driving. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, then please take the time to learn more about your rights and about how to protect your future by calling our Fairfax DUI defense attorneys for a free consultation and/or reading the resources available on our website.