DUI Information Center

DUI/DWI Lawyer (Drunk Driving/Driving While Intoxicated/Driving Under the Influence)

Getting arrested for a DUI/DWI is embarrassing and full of complicated legal procedures. You need an experience DUI Attorney who will work with you to explain the process and work hard for you to present your particular case in the best light possible to the judge to minimize the effects of the charge and hopefully avoid conviction.

Drunk Driving Lawyers

DUI is one of the most common charges police file. The punishments get more severe every year. In addition to heavy fines, possible jail time and suspension of your driver's license for first offenders, it is not a conviction you can afford to have on your record. A conviction will also cause your insurance rates to increase dramatically for years into the future and can potentially affect your employment situation or ability to get jobs in the future, when background checks are run. Your ability to get to/from your job will be affected by whether you have a license. A second offense, even occurring many years after the first, is still treated with extreme harshness.

We urge drivers of every age to carry the name and phone number of a good DUI lawyer in their glove compartment or cell phone, in case they are pulled over. You will find we move quickly on your behalf in such situations. Your defense and your freedom may depend on limiting the evidence that can be used against you.

We continue to successfully defend many young people at local schools and colleges who have been charged with DUI.

DUI Penalties Can Include:

  • Possible incarceration
  • Ignition Interlock
  • Suspension or Revocation of Driving Privileges
  • Expensive fines
  • Probation
  • DUI education courses
  • Significant cost increases to or loss of automobile insurance

Assisting Out-of-State Motorists Charged With DUI In Richmond

We urge out-of-towners passing through the Richmond area who are arrested to call Coates & Davenport, P.C. A local law firm can make the process easier for you in many ways. If you live out of state, you may not have to return for trial.

We work with clients charged with every serious traffic crime:

  • First DUI offense
  • Multiple DUI offenses
  • Underage DUI; underage possession of alcohol
  • Failing field sobriety tests
  • Failing or refusing Breathalyzer tests
  • License suspension and revocation
  • Sobriety checkpoint arrests
  • Hit and run
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Vehicular homicide

We also defend clients against serious traffic violations, including reckless driving.

Pulled over for DUI? Don't talk to police; talk to the Richmond DUI attorneys at Coates & Davenport, P.C., at 804-729-5537, or write to us using this online form.

Our team of criminal and traffic law attorneys is a diverse group of experienced professionals:

Ericka Battle
T. Michael Blanks, Jr.
Thomas F. Coates III
Harrison Hubard, Jr.
Todd A. Knode
Tammy L. Sossei