Skilled Defense Against Traffic Violations And Drunk Driving Charges

Charges of DUI and DWI can lead to serious criminal and noncriminal consequences. If you find yourself facing charges related to drunk driving or traffic violations, it is wise to seek the help of an experienced criminal defense firm like Joseph H. Beale, Attorney At Law, PLLC. I'm attorney Joseph H. Beale, and I have been defending the rights and freedoms of my clients for more than 20 years.


The Details Matter In Drunk Driving Cases

Despite increased public awareness about the dangers of impairment behind the wheel, drunk driving is one of the most common criminal offenses in the United States. Not everyone who gets arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI is legally over the limit, and many who are over the limit may not have known that before getting behind the wheel.

Just as the motives for drunk driving are not always black and white, neither are the details of the alleged offense. When you hire me as your attorney, I will carefully examine every aspect of your case and ask questions such as:

  • Did the officer have a legal reason to pull you over?
  • Were the field sobriety tests administered correctly, and were the results interpreted correctly?
  • Was the breath test device functioning correctly, and did the officer correctly administer the test?
  • Did the officer deviate from protocol in a way that could compromise the criminal case against you?

Before you decide you are out of options, call my firm to learn what I may be able to do for you.

Why Hire A Lawyer For Traffic Violations?

If you've received a speeding ticket or another citation for a traffic violation, you are probably weighing the costs of paying the fine against the costs of hiring an attorney to contest the charge. In many states, traffic violations may not be worth contesting with the help of an attorney. But here in Virginia, the stakes are significantly higher.

Virginia's traffic laws (and enforcement of those laws) are among the strictest in the nation. Police officers do not hesitate to issue speeding tickets and other moving violations. They can even charge you with reckless driving for driving 20 mph over the posted speed limit or driving faster than 80 mph (whichever is lower).

Traffic violations and traffic crimes usually come with significant fines, but that's just the beginning. It is also common for a single speeding ticket or other moving violation to result in a steep increase in your auto insurance premiums and points on your driver's license from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

When you contact my firm, I will help you contest your traffic violations with the goal of having them dismissed or significantly reduced. In doing so, I may be able to minimize the fines and related consequences you face, saving you money in the long run.

Free Initial Consultations Available — Contact Me Today

With offices in Herndon and Aldie, Joseph H. Beale, Attorney At Law, PLLC, serves clients in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your case, call me at 571-335-1831 or send me an email.

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13800 Coppermine Road
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Aldie, VA 20105

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