Stafford DUI Lawyer
I defend DUI charges in Stafford County, Virginia. Call me, your Stafford DUI lawyer, to find out how we can fight your charge and what you might be facing. This video gives a brief overview of fighting a DUI in Stafford.
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Hello, I’m Andrew Flusche. I’m a Stafford DUI lawyer. I love helping people fight DUI charges. DUI is so stigmatized in today’s society, and it is dangerous, but in a lot of cases people are just barely over the legal limit, and they frankly didn’t realize that they might have been that intoxicated.
If you are facing a DUI charge, you really need to speak with an attorney. You might talk to friends or colleagues and they’ll give you anecdotes about what happened in their case or a friend’s case, but until you speak with an actual Stafford DUI lawyer, you won’t know really what you’re facing. There’s quite a few defenses we can mount, arguments that we can make on your behalf, and then of course, a lot of things come down to your driving record, your past history and any prior convictions you may have had.
Just briefly, if you have a first offense DUI the maximum punishment you would be looking at is up to 12 months in jail. Normally, if it’s a standard first offense in Stafford, you’re not looking at active jail time. A lot of standard first offenses might only get 60 days of suspended jail time. Then of course, if you’re convicted, there is a fine. The fine would normally be somewhere in the neighborhood of $300-$500 on a first offense, if it’s a normal case. The maximum allowed is $2500 and the minimum fine on a first offense is $250.
And in any case where you’re convicted of a DUI, you do lose your license for a period of time. On a first offense with a regular blood alcohol content, that loss of license would be for 12 months and you would normally be eligible for a restricted license that would let you drive to work, to school, to ASAP, for minor child care, and the like.
Now if you have a second DUI that you’re charged with, or a DUI with an elevated blood alcohol content, such as a 0.15 or more, then you’re looking at mandatory minimum jail time. In Stafford they are certainly known as a tough court; they don’t like to break charges down, especially when looking at a DUI. It’s very hard to get a Stafford DUI reduced from DUI down to reckless driving for instance. But we certainly can mount every defense possible, to make sure that we’ve turned over every stone, and try to get you found not guilty. Or, if you’re charged with a second offense, at least get that broken down to a first offense. Because on a second offense they have to prove the first offense, and sometimes they can’t. If we push hard enough, sometimes we’ll be able to get them to back down or win in front of the judge and get that second offense converted down to a first.
So if you’re charged with Stafford DUI please give me a call today. I would love to give you a free consultation. We’ll talk about the facts of your case and about your prior record and talk about what exactly you’re facing and what we can hopefully do to get the best result possible. I’d love to give you 110% of my effort and work my hardest for you to hopefully get the best outcome for your Stafford DUI.