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How and Why to Hire a Virginia DUI Attorney
 by: Michael Robinson, Esq.

How and Why to Hire a Virginia DUI Attorney

Consequences that can flow from a Virginia DUI conviction can include: loss of your drivers license, vehicle impoundment, heavy fines, court costs and extensive administrative fees, probation, jail, etc. If you are found guilty of DUI, your conviction can give you a permanent criminal record. This can have even bigger consequences such as loss of your job or being prevented certain future employment. There are other somewhat hidden penalties for these convictions. Virginia DUI laws are strict - and the punishments are often harsh.

Within the Code of Virginia, the following is written into law concerning the operation of motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article, (ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol, (iii) while such person is under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, (iv) while such person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any drug or drugs to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely, or (v) while such person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than: (a) 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood, (b) 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood, (c) 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or (d) 0.1 milligrams of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood. A charge alleging a violation of this section shall support a conviction under clauses (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v).

Some of your friends or loved ones may advise you to represent yourself in court, or to retain an attorney that does not concentrate their practice on Virginia DUI Defense. Given the complex nature of these charges and the potential penalties you could face, you need to protect yourself from losses of your rights and privileges. Hire a top Virginia DUI Attorney with the experience and aggressive defense you need to fight your DUI charge.

By selecting the right Virginia DUI Attorney, you can trust you are in the hands of an expert in this area who knows how to navigate the laws, the courts, and most importantly, keep these charges off your record.

Don't let a Virginia DUI ruin your record. As a former Prosecutor and current Virginia DUI Attorney Michael Robinson has seen thousands of these cases. With a proven track record, Michael has the aggressive defense and reputation you need to fight your Virginia DUI charge and protect your record.

If you prefer, you may call Michael Robinson directly to discuss the information in the DUI case evaluation form. He can be reached at 703-657-9867.

About The Author

A Virginia native, Michael was born and raised in Christiansburg, Virginia. Michael attended Radford University where he majored in Political Science and minored in English. After college, Michael worked for several years, saving money for law school. He then moved to Virginia Beach with his wife, and he began his legal studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach.

After law school, Michael took and passed the Virginia Bar Exam on his first try; a true accomplishment considering Virginia is one of the nation’s hardest bars exams to pass. After passing the bar, Michael began his legal career in the Newport News Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. There, Michael was assigned to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J&DR) team where he was responsible for the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in the J&DR Court and Circuit Court. While serving in that position, Michael prosecuted thousands of cases involving: domestic violence, violation of protective orders, drug possession and distribution, larcenies, robberies, malicious and unlawful wounding, rape, child sex crimes, and probation violations – just to name a few.

While Michael loved the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Newport News, his wife received a wonderful job opportunity in McLean, Virginia. At that point, he sought jobs in Northern Virginia which would allow him to continue to prosecute. Michael and his family moved to Northern Virginia and he picked up where he left off, prosecuting in Fauquier County (Warrenton), Virginia. While there, Michael prosecuted cases in the General District Court (GDC), the J&DR Court, and the Circuit Court. His cases varied from common traffic violations to serious felonies.

Michael left the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Fauquier to open Robinson Law, PLLC. His plan was simple: work hard, keep your overhead low so clients do not have to pay an arm and leg for legal services. Robinson Law was born and Michael has not looked back since. Since starting Robinson Law, Michael has helped clients throughout Virginia in a variety of criminal law and family law situations and has represented the interests of children as a Guardian Ad Litem.

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