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Virginia Beach DUI Attorney

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If you've been charged with driving under the influence, you can feel like the odds are stacked against you, with law enforcement and a government-backed legal team working hard to brand a DUI conviction on your permanent record. This conviction could spell the loss of your career, a significant amount of your finances, and your freedom. When you don't know where to turn for legal help, contact Thoman Law, PLLC immediately.

  • Why Choose My DUI Defense Firm?
  • 24/7 Availability to Take Your Call
  • Former Prosecutor on Your Defense
  • Perfect 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2017
  • Free & Confidential Consultations

At my firm, you can rest assured that your case is being handled by a dedicated and experienced criminal defense attorney who always has your best interests in mind. If you have been arrested, now is the time to act and ensure that your rights are protected and your freedoms aggressively defended.

Schedule a free case evaluation today! Call (757) 932-2456.


DUI Charges and Penalties

Whether or not an individual is driving under the influence is determined by his or her blood alcohol concentration (or BAC) in conjunction with the age and license type of the driver. Under Virginia law, a first offense DUI is categorized as a class 1 misdemeanor. If convicted, you can face fines between $250 to $2,500 and a suspension on your driver's license for a year. Depending on the BAC percentage during the time of your arrest, you could even be facing at least five days in jail. Required Alcohol Safety Action Programs or Ignition Interlock Devices could be implemented into your punishment as well.

You can be arrested for a DUI if your BAC is higher than:

  • 0.08% and you are 21 years of age or older
  • 0.02% and you are younger than 21 years old
  • 0.04% and you are a commercial driver (CDL)

Your Potential DUI Defenses

When you retain the legal representation of a DUI lawyer in Virginia Beach, you also choose to have your case handled by a professional with access to vital resources and personalized defense strategies. There are numerous ways in which an attorney can defend you against DUI charges.

Common defense strategies used against DUI charges include:

  • Law enforcement officers must follow strict procedures when it comes to DUI stops and arrests. They can only pull you over if you are displaying signs of intoxication while driving, or if they were tipped off by a witness. If the officer pulled you over without reason to believe you were driving drunk, their actions could be considered unlawful.
  • Additionally, they cannot make an arrest unless there is adequate proof of intoxication, such as a failed breath test or blood test. Police misconduct is very possible in the administration of any such test and an attorney can point out how the test results may have been flawed.
  • There are many other reasons why an individual may have failed a field sobriety test besides being intoxicated, including being tired, being old, or even being impaired. Proving that the results of this test were impacted by other factors can help dismiss your DUI charges.

Call (757) 932-2456 Today for Committed Legal Counsel

By retaining me as your Virginia Beach DUI attorney, you will have the personal attention and defense of a former prosecutor who has handled thousands of criminal defense and traffic cases during his years of legal experience. Whether you are facing a first DUI offense or multiple DUI charges, I understand Virginia's traffic laws to the last detail and can fight your charges based on the facts. I handle every case myself instead of passing it off to an associate to ensure that it is thoroughly investigated and prepared for trial.

Contact my firm at (757) 932-2456 today for the aggressive defense that you need.

What Is My Process like as a Lawyer?

  • I will sit down and discuss every aspect of your case with you from the investigation to the arrest in order to evaluate whether your rights were infringed upon in any way.

  • As a former prosecutor, I know exactly what to look for in the prosecution's case that may be considered a weakness and then I attack it.

  • I truly believe in providing only the highest quality representation to my clients by ensuring that they receive a fair trial.

  • I am not afraid to aggressively challenge evidence and police reports.

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