The winter holidays will soon be upon us, and, with them, the many celebrations that are part of our cherished traditions. Whether it is a cocktail at the company holiday party, a favorite wine with your Christmas dinner, or a glass of champagne to ring in the New Year, alcohol is often served at celebrations this time of the year. What people need to keep in mind, however, is that police will be on the lookout during the upcoming weeks for drunk drivers.
Drunk driving is taken very seriously in Virginia, and is in fact one of the most commonly filed charges. A first-time offense can result in heavy fines, and a second offense will lead to even harsher punishments. No one can afford to have a DUI on their record. Not only can a DUI charge carry serious financial repercussions, but it could also affect one’s personal life and professional reputation for years to come.
Thus, it is important for Virginia motorists charged with DUI to do all they can to protect their rights. For some, this includes discussing the matter with a criminal defense attorney. At Coates, Battle & Tyree, we understand the seriousness of DUI charges and will seek to have the charges against our clients reduced or dropped altogether.
No two cases are the same, so the legal strategies that are best for one individual’s case may likely be different than those that would be best for another. Thus, it is important to treat all DUI cases uniquely, with advice tailored to address the specific facts of one’s case. Our firm’s website may be a useful resource to those who need help after a holiday DUI arrest.