Traffic Offenses & DUI/DWI

Defending Drivers Who Were Stopped in Prince William County and Fauquier County, Virginia

At the northern Virginia law offices of Maureen A. Kersey, we protect the rights of individuals who have been charged with a variety of serious traffic offenses such as driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and other traffic violations.

First offense DUI/DWI is a Class I misdemeanor, carrying as a maximum sentence up to a year in jail, up to $2,500 in fines and loss of your driver's license (or driving privileges for non-Virginia residents) for a year as well as mandatory Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) classes. It can also include mandatory jail time depending on the level of your blood alcohol content (BAC).

First offense reckless driving is also a Class I misdemeanor, carrying as a maximum sentence up to one year in jail, up to $2,500 in fines and up to six months' loss of your driver's license.

Similarly, first offense driving on a suspended or revoked license is a Class I misdemeanor, carrying as a maximum sentence up to one year in jail, up to $2,500 in fines and loss of your driver's license for the same time it had previously been suspended.

We understand how much you have at stake. In addition to these potential consequences, a conviction on any of these charges could impact your career (security clearances, ability to drive to/from work and on the job, if required), your insurance rates and your personal relationships. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions that minimize your professional and personal exposure when charged with such driving offenses.

Protecting Your Driver's License

If you have been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, reckless driving, or driving on a suspended license, your license is in jeopardy. When you work with our Manasses law firm, we handle all the details of your case. We petition to reinstate your license, help you obtain limited driving privileges during your suspension and counsel you on other options such as taking the driver's improvement course.

Local jurisdictions and state laws are tough on alcohol-related or substance abuse-related driving offenses, which makes it that much more important to work with an experienced attorney who thoroughly understands local laws and the practices of regional courts.

Contact our Experienced Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers

When your future and your license are in jeopardy, we work diligently to protect driving privileges. We handle all criminal defense cases on a flat-fee basis and have very reasonable rates. Contact us online or call us at 703-791-1892 to learn more.