Following arrest for DUI/DWI, you should contact a capable defense attorney as soon as possible. In addition to knowing the local judges, court practice and procedure, an experienced local attorney will have the resources to look into the technical aspects of your case to formulate the strongest possible defense.
Attorneys at Gardner & Mendoza, P.C., will investigate your drunk driving charges and fight for your rights all the way to trial if there is a chance that we can have your case acquitted or dismissed. Our defense attorneys have more than 18 years of experience representing adults and minors, Virginians, and out-of-state drivers in DUI/DWI charges.
OUR DEFENSE EVOLVES WITH CASE LAW
We keep current on case law, track court decisions and position our defense practice in the context of how similar cases are being handled nationwide. Nuances in case law can directly impact the outcome of your case, which is why it is so important to choose a lawyer who stays up to date on the issues.
In blood draw cases, for example, the sample cannot be used as evidence unless procedure was strictly followed in drawing, transporting, sealing and containing the sample. You also have the right to have the sample re-tested. An attorney who isn’t aware of the court rulings relevant to your case can be the difference between a dismissal and a criminal conviction.
HELPING OUT-OF-STATE DRIVERS, MILITARY AND OTHER UNIQUE CASES
State traffic laws in Virginia are unforgiving. If drunk driving charges were brought against you while you were passing through the state, either on vacation or assignment, you should consider hiring a Virginia defense lawyer. It’s advantageous to choose a lawyer who is familiar with the jurisdiction where your case will be tried.
We know the stakes are high. We defend commercial truck drivers who can’t afford to lose their commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), military service members who risk the loss of security clearances if convicted, and college students who hope to complete their degrees and pursue careers without hindrance. No matter your situation, we’ll work with you to protect your interests.
CONTACT OUR LAW OFFICES
Protect your rights and protect your record by contacting Gardner & Mendoza, P.C. by (757) 464-9224 or contact us online for a consultation right away. We accept major credit cards as a form of payment, and initial consultations are free.