DUI

Fight Back After a DUI Arrest


Contact a Defense Lawyer With Experience and a Strong Reputation for Favorable Outcomes

If you have been arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, your need for legal counsel and representation is urgent. Experienced defense attorneys of Barnes & Diehl, P.C., are well prepared to advise, educate and guide you through the legal processes that follow a DUI charge.

Get the advice, personalized attention and assistance that you need to fight back against the charges. We know you want to keep your driver's license and stay out of jail. Let us work to mitigate or minimize the consequences of a drunk driving arrest. Contact an experienced, aggressive DUI defense attorney at the law offices of Barnes & Diehl, P.C., in Richmond/Chesterfield, Henrico or Hanover.

We understand the seriousness of DUI charges, both short term (possible loss of driving privileges, large fines, possible jail time) and long term (increased auto insurance rates, risk to job security, credit report issues, the perils of a criminal record and other negative consequences. Many people find it useful or necessary to rely on the help of a strong defense lawyer after a DUI arrest.

If a DUI defense lawyer from Barnes & Diehl, P.C., is on your side, we are likely to look closely at several important factors, such as:

  • The legality of the traffic stop: Was the police officer justified in stopping you in the first place? Or might harassment or discrimination have been involved in the stop?
  • The validity and reliability of the blood or breath test, if you submitted one: Had the Breathalyzer been properly maintained and calibrated?
  • Mitigating circumstances: Was there some other explanation to account for erratic behavior that led the police officer to the conclusion that you were driving drunk — perhaps a diabetic condition or other medical emergency?

These and other key questions will be addressed when you work with one of our experienced DUI/DWI lawyers.

DUI representation has two key components. The first is vigorous defense of your record and reputation in the face of criminal charges. The other, also important, is help managing the challenges of the administrative matters that you must take care of with the state of Virginia to protect your driving privileges.

It is important for you to contact us promptly so that we can request an administrative hearing as soon as possible, to help you keep your driving privileges.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation after a Drunk Driving Arrest

Discuss the circumstances behind your traffic stop, field sobriety tests, arrest and charges with a knowledgeable lawyer who is ready to defend your best interests. An initial consultation with one of our lawyers will help clarify for you what you need to do next — with no further obligation unless you choose to retain our law firm.

An attorney from Barnes & Diehl, P.C., is a valuable source of information and assistance for people who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Virginia. Our team approach offers value to clients who may face related issues, such as vehicular manslaughter charges requiring a more comprehensive criminal defense.

Contact us at our Richmond/Chesterfield, Henrico or Hanover office today for a review of your options after you have been arrested and/or charged with DUI/DWI in Virginia.