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First-Offense DUI? I Can Fight To Keep You Out Of Jail.

Drunk driving charges in Virginia are serious. Even a first offense carries harsh criminal and civil penalties, including fines, probation and driver’s license suspension.

I am Fairfax DUI defense attorney Robert T. Dearborn. A drunk driving charge is never a charge to be taken lightly, even if it is your first offense. Virginia has some of the toughest penalties in the nation, and prosecutors will work aggressively to convict you.

My firm works hard to find solutions that don’t include a conviction. That often means investigating the law enforcement officer’s reason for the traffic stop and the evidence the prosecutor has against you. It also means working hard to find an alternative to an alcohol-related charge.

Whether you this is your first charge or you have priors on your record, you deserve a strong defense, and I am here to provide you with one.

High BAC Drunk Driving Charges

If your blood alcohol content (BAC) was .15 or above, you face mandatory jail time. Fighting to get your charges reduced to a DUI charge of .08 or below is your only chance of staying out of jail.

A Broad Range Of Experience

I have personally represented 5,000 people in traffic court since 2000, including people facing issues such as:

  • Driver’s license suspension: I can guide you through the administrative process of defending your driver’s license, getting a suspended license reinstated or obtaining a restricted license
  • Underage drinking and driving: When minors face DUI charges, future employment and educational opportunities may be at risk. I fight for my clients’ futures on all fronts.
  • Breathalyzer refusal: If you refused the Breathalyzer test, I can help you explore your legal options.
  • Possession of marijuana and other narcotics in a vehicle: I can defend you against DUI charges as well as marijuana possession or driving under the influence of marijuana.

From my office in Fairfax, I represent drivers charged with DUI in communities throughout northern Virginia.

Talk To A Lawyer Who Can Help

Contact me online or by telephone at 703-350-4804 before you answer any more questions or say something that violates your rights. Drunk driving is a serious charge. Get the answers you need from a DWI lawyer you can trust.