Lynchburg Attorney Providing Strong Defense for Your DUI & Reckless Driving Charges

Giving you options when facing criminal charges in Virginia

The criminal justice system treats driving under the influence (DUI) and reckless driving very seriously, as these crimes endanger others. Convictions may result in substantial fines, jail time, loss of license and probation. At Straw Law Firm, PLLC, our Lynchburg attorney has experience defending clients against drunk driving and reckless driving charges in Amherst County and the surrounding area.

The key issues related to drunk driving and reckless driving

In cases of DUI and reckless driving, much of the evidence comes from the word of the arresting officer and the report that officer writes. You need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to closely examine this report and question all of the procedures used during your arrest. We know how to question field sobriety and Breathalyzer® tests - and we also know that neither accurately measures a person's impairment. If you've been charged with reckless driving, we also question the observations of police officers, which can be highly biased and unfair.

When determining if someone is driving recklessly, law enforcement officers look for the following issues:

  • Speed. In Virginia, you can be charged with reckless driving if you are going more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, or 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. A good criminal defense attorney will question the validity of the radar gun readings that determined your speed.
  • Aggressive driving. Driving too fast for conditions, following too closely and changing lanes suddenly may all be considered aggressive driving. Our lawyer cross-examines the officer who determined your driving was aggressive and question their recollections.
  • Erratic driving. Officers may also cite you for reckless driving if they believe you are driving in a manner that threatens other people's health or property. This is another observation that often falls apart when scrutinized by our legal team.

In many situations, DUI or reckless driving charges result from drug crime or juvenile crime cases. Our skilled attorney has experience handling drug crimes and juvenile issues, leveraging our knowledge to offer strong representation for you and your family.

Call today for an appointment with a Lynchburg DUI defense attorney

Your first step when charged with DUI or reckless driving should be to call a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Call Straw Law Firm, PLLC today at 434-338-7092 or contact us online to set up an appointment. Our team serves individuals throughout Lynchburg and the surrounding areas.