Attorney for Out-of-State DUI
Our DUI Lawyer Defends Clients from Out of State
Were you visiting Virginia Beach and were pulled over, arrested and charged with DUI? There are significant problems associated with living in another state and facing DUI charges. You may be forced to travel back and forth in order to defend yourself in court. We urge you to contact our Virginia Beach DUI attorney immediately.
The Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, PC is highly qualified to defend you, and protect you from the penalties that will be imposed upon you in your home state if convicted here. Shawn M. Cline is a former active duty Judge Advocate General's Corps officer, and has served as both the prosecutor and defense counsel in military court - the toughest courts in the nation. With an exceptional level of commitment and great insight into the inner workings of the criminal justice system, we are prepared to protect you and fight for a positive outcome.
Penalties for Out-of-State DUI
Our state participates in the nationwide Driver License Compact, a compact in which information is exchanged inter-state when traffic offenses such as DUI take place. You will be required to serve the penalties for a DUI conviction once you return to your home state if you are not successfully defended.
A first time DUI offense in our state has penalties ranging from a $250 minimum fine, driver's license suspension for 1 year following an administrative license suspension for 7 days with the possibility of obtaining a restricted license, possible attendance of an Alcohol Safety Action Program, and the requirement to install an ignition interlock device in any vehicle you drive, and possibly payment of any court-ordered restitution.
Get a Free Consultation for Your Out-of-State DUI Case
Hiring a Virginia Beach DUI attorney to manage every detail of your case could allow you to avoid coming back to the area to appear at trial. Our attorney will evaluate the facts in your case to determine if it is possible to get the charges dismissed, so you don't need to worry about the consequences. We can establish if your rights were violated in any way or if the arresting officer did not follow correct procedure. We can also determine if your field sobriety, breath, or blood test results could be successfully challenged. In many cases, there have been significant errors in test administration. If you want a top quality DUI defense lawyer on your side, contact us today for a free consultation.