Fairfax DUI Attorney
Defending against Charges of Driving under the Influence
If you have been arrested for DUI in Virginia, you may be panicking and wondering what to do. When you are facing this type of serious charge, it is important that you do not lose all hope. With our firm behind you, you benefit from a tradition of personal legal service that began in 1982. Our founding attorney has had nearly four decades of experience helping clients achieve favorable outcomes when facing the criminal justice system.
Find out more about your legal options by contacting us today. Call (703) 420-3510.
Cases We Handle
Our Fairfax DUI attorney can offer you aggressive defense against all types of DUI charges. We are here to help you avoid a conviction and the related consequences.
We can assist you with cases involving:
- DUI causing an accident
- DUI with injury
- First-offense DUI
- Multiple DUI
- DUI with drugs
- DMV hearings
- Blood tests
- Breathalyzer tests
- DUI manslaughter
- Underage DUI
Consequences of a DUI Conviction
The court process for DUI can be extremely complex and lengthy, which is why it is so important to hire a Fairfax DUI lawyer. Carleton Penn III can ensure you understand the nature of the charges against you, as well as the consequences you could face. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you could face serious penalties that include time in jail, suspension of your license, fines, and probation.
Breathalyzer Testing vs. Field Testing
Field tests are usually the first method a police officer will use to determine if you are intoxicated once they pull you over. These tests include the horizontal nystagmus and one leg stand. They are not mandatory and can often be affected by other factors, leading to inaccurate results. Breath tests or the Breathalyzer test is the most common and most accurate way to analyze your BAC. If your BAC is tested at .08% or higher, you may be arrested and charged with DUI.
Put an Experienced Fairfax DUI Lawyer on Your Side
Since 1982, Attorney Carleton Penn III has helped thousands of clients navigate a variety of criminal charges, including those related to driving under the influence. He knows how to uphold your rights and can fight to protect your best interests in court. Over the years, Carleton Penn III has established a track record of success and is well-regarded by the legal community.
We are here to protect your driving privileges. Give us a call now at (703) 420-3510 for a free consultation.