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Does My Virginia DUI Charge Mean I Am Automatically Guilty? (Part A)

DUI is one of the most commonly occurring and misunderstood criminal infractions that you can be charged with. It is riddled with myths that can be damaging to someone who doesn't know their rights. Without proper legal representation, you may face unjust penalties and fees. That's why it is important to seek the advice of an experienced Virginia DUI defense attorney as soon as possible after you have been charged.

Why does it seem like I am already guilty?

Unfortunately, when you are charged with DUI in Virginia, it can seem like the odds are stacked heavily against you. But just because you have been charged with DUI in Virginia does not mean that you are automatically guilty. This is the most misunderstood myth in a Virginia DUI case.

The truth is,
if you have been accused of driving while under the influence (DUI), you have every right to a fair trial, justice, and legal representation. Remember, no matter what criminal charges you face, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, even if you've been made to feel otherwise.

Can My Virginia DUI Case Be Won?

Because of the pervading myth of indisputable guilt, many people automatically plead guilty to their DUI charges. But if you feel you are innocent, and you know your rights, you should not give up the fight so easily. Each Virginia DUI case has a different set of circumstances, and your case is unique. With a qualified and experienced Virginia DUI defense attorney at your side, you can consider taking your case to trial to fight the insufficient evidence against you.

While no DUI defense attorney can promise you a successful outcome - in fact, if your attorney promises you that they will win your case, you might need to find a new attorney - a dedicated lawyer will work hard to ensure that your case is well represented.

The penalties for DUI in Virginia are too severe to permit courts to ‘look the other way' when police officers make errors. However, there is one certainty at a DUI trial - the DUI defendant cannot prevail on an issue his lawyer fails to recognize and raise!

If you have been arrested for DUI in Virginia, there is no time to waste! Contact Virginia DUI Lawyer Bob Battle to schedule your legal consultation today - 804-673-5600.

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Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts