The Strong Ally You Need For Fighting A DUI Charge
Getting arrested for suspected DUI/DWI is embarrassing. Moreover, it entails a series of complicated legal procedures. If you’ve been charged with DUI, you need an experienced attorney who will work with you to explain the process and work hard to present your case in the best light possible. This is the only way to minimize the effects of the charge and (hopefully) avoid conviction.
Based in Richmond and serving throughout Virginia, the lawyers at Coates & Davenport, P.C., can help. We have more than 40 years of experience asserting the rights of individuals charged with DUI. We’re ready to help you, too.
Harsh Penalties For DUI Convictions
DUI is one of the most common charges police file. The punishments get more severe every year. The potential penalties for a DUI conviction include:
- Ignition interlock
- Suspension or revocation of driving privileges
- Significant fines
- DUI education courses
A conviction will also cause your insurance rates to increase dramatically and can affect your employment or ability to get jobs in the future.
Protect Yourself And Let Us Help
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.
Defending Students Against DUI Charges
We continue to successfully defend many young people at the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University and other 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; 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.