You’ve been arrested for drunk driving in Fairfax County. Whether this is the first time you have been arrested or if you have been accused of drunk driving before, the charges against you are serious and the potential penalties are daunting. The time to consult with an experienced Fairfax DUI defense lawyer is now.
Virginia DUI Defenses Are Possible
You have been arrested, but you have not yet been convicted of driving while intoxicated in Fairfax County. Your fate is not sealed. Without talking to you, it is not possible to tell you what defenses may be available in your case. However, we can explain three common types of defenses to Virginia drunk driving charges that are brought. Those defenses include:
- Problems with the tests that found you to be under the influence. If the field sobriety tests, breathalyzer test, blood test, or other test that found you to be under the influence was flawed then there might not be enough evidence to find you guilty of drunk driving.
- Problems with the traffic stop that resulted in the tests. Police may only pull you over under certain circumstances. If the stop was not legal, then the evidence gathered during the stop may be inadmissible in your case.
- Problems with the procedures followed by police or violations of your constitutional rights. If any of your constitutional rights were violated then you may have cause to have your case dismissed.
Of course, other defenses may also be raised if applicable in your case.
Contact a Northern Virginia DWI Defense Attorney to Learn More
You may feel like the police are in control of your case, but you may have valid defenses that could result in the dismissal of your DUI case. For more information about how to defend yourself against these serious charges, please contact an experienced Fairfax drunk driving defense attorney today.