Figuring out the best defense to fight a Loudoun DUI charge

There are many different defenses to fighting a DUI charge in Loudoun and each person has a different driving record and set of circumstances that can be important to their case.

For this reason, it is important for anyone charged with DUI to contact a lawyer early on, as soon as possible after the charge, so that you have as much time as you need to build the strongest case possible.

Many different circumstances are considered by a Northern Virginia DUI attorney when choosing your defense. Some of the most common are:

  • Your age and the length of time that you have been a licensed driver.
  • Whether or not you are a permanent resident of Loudoun and work there or elsewhere.
  • Your behavior before, during, and after the arrest.
  • The police officer’s behavior before, during, and after the arrest.
  • Whether or not you were given and/or passed any standardized field sobriety tests or other field sobriety tests.
  • What you do for a living, and how heavily you depend on a driver’s license in your line of work.
  • Whether or not you have a family that depends on you.
  • Whether or not this is your first, second, or third offense of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • What your overall driving record reflects.
  • Whether or not you were driving a vehicle that was adequately insured.
  • Where you were going at the time of your arrest and where you were coming from when you were pulled over.
  • The breath or blood sample you provided.
  • Medical conditions.


All of these factors play a part in formulating the best defense to get you out of a Loudoun DUI charge.

The Virginia DUI attorneys at the Taylor Law Company strongly urge against anyone deciding on the best defense without considering these factors. Don’t take the first defense a lawyer gives you – sit down, look at the facts, and come up with a comprehensive game plan. It could mean the difference between an untarnished driving record and time spent behind bars.

If you were charged with a DUI in Loudoun, Contact the Taylor Law Company today 888.209.6631 to schedule your complimentary case evaluation, or fill out our online form to tell us about your situation.