We Provide Aggressive DUI Defense
Millions of vehicles stream through Virginia every day — we are known as a particularly high-traffic state. We are also known as a state where drivers are unusually prone to arrest for various traffic violations. Chief among these is drunk driving, commonly referred to as DUI.
A DUI conviction carries serious consequences. Our law firm, with more than 40 years of experience in the field, is uniquely prepared to help individuals fight any DUI-related charges. Based in Richmond and serving throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C., we are skilled at reducing the potential penalties our clients face after a DUI arrest. Whenever possible, we will seek to have charges fully dismissed.
DUI Is A Serious Crime
DUI is one of the most common charges police file. It is levied against people who have not caused anyone harm, and the punishments get more severe with every passing year. Quite apart from the heavy fines for first offenders, it is not a conviction you can afford to have on your record. A second offense, even occurring many years after the first, is 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 cellphone, 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 have successfully defended many young people at local schools and colleges who have been charged with DUI.
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
- Failing field sobriety tests
- Failing or refusing breath alcohol 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.