Virginia Drunk Driving Attorney
What to do and what not to do if you are pulled over for drunk driving in Virginia
First of all, if you are injured in an accident due to drunk driving, you have a right to prompt medical attention, whether the drunk driver was you or someone else. If you need and request medical attention, that should come first. Before you talk to a drunk driving defense lawyer, you should not discuss with anyone, including the police, how the accident happened or whether you were drinking.
If you are pulled over by a police officer who suspects you of violating the drunk driving or driving under the influence (DUI) laws in Leesburg, you must identify yourself by showing your driver’s license if the officer asks for it. After that, you do not have to answer any questions without consulting a Leesburg drunk driving attorney. Drunk driving is a crime, so you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible after a drunk driving arrest.
Under certain circumstances, refusing to submit to a chemical test of your breath or blood can also be a crime, or it can lead to a longer suspension of your driver’s license. Experienced Virginia lawyers will be able to advise you about the chemical tests you should and should not submit to, as well as what tests you should and should not request.
Caleb A. Kershner, Leesburg drunk driving lawyer for Simms Showers LLP
Whether you are involved in an accident or not, Leesburg drunk driving is a serious matter. You could not only lose your driver’s license, you may be subject to a fine and incarceration. This will affect your insurance rates, your ability to find and get to work and your reputation for a long time. A successful DUI defense begins at the scene of the arrest.
The police know the drunk driving laws. You should, too. Protect your driver’s license, your insurance rates, your job, your freedom and your reputation. Contact Leesburg Attorney Caleb A. Kershner, one of the premier drunk driving lawyers in Leesburg, today.
Simms Showers LLP represents clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Sterling and the surrounding areas of Loudoun County as well as Arlington County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Fairfax County and Prince William County.