Traffic Law & DUI Defense Attorney in Chase City, Virginia
A traffic violation may seem like a minor issue, but a charge of this nature can quickly spin out of control. If you have been accused of speeding, failing to obey various rules of the road, driving under the influence, or another offense, you should not have to face it alone. I am here to help.
Schedule a consultation with my firm, Hatchell Law, PLLC, in Chase City, Virginia, today to get started. I represent individuals in the surrounding areas, including South Hill, Charlotte County, Lunenburg County, Mecklenburg County, and throughout Southside Virginia.
I Handle a Wide Range of Traffic Violations
From major offenses like driving under the influence to minor infractions like driving too slowly, I have extensive experience fighting back against a variety of charges. Talk to me today if you have been accused of a traffic violation, including:
Driving without a license
Driving too slowly
Failure to obey highway signs
A conviction of any traffic violation can have a serious impact on your future. You may have to endure demerit points on your driver's license, fines, and even jail time depending on the severity of your infraction. Don't let that happen. Schedule a free consultation with me today to start formulating a comprehensive defense strategy.
Charged with DUI in Virginia?
In the state of Virginia, you are considered to be driving under the influence if you are operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. For those under the age of 21, the BAC threshold drops to .02%. In general, if you ingested substances that impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, you are at risk of being charged with driving under the influence.
Virginia operates under implied consent laws. This means that, if you are lawfully arrested for a DUI, you are required to submit to a blood or breath test. If you refuse, you may face a license suspension of up to three years.
Penalties You May Face If Convicted of Driving Under the Influence
A DUI can carry life-altering penalties depending on whether or not you have been previously charged with driving under the influence.
For first-time offenders, you may be facing up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 but not less than $250, a one-year license suspension, and a requirement to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
If this is your second DUI offense, you may be dealt a jail sentence of up to 12 months and not less than 10 days, a fine of up to $2,500 but not less than $500, a three-year license suspension, and a requirement to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
Those facing a third DUI offense will have to spend up to five years but no less than 90 days in jail, pay a maximum fine of $2,500 or a minimum fine of $1,000, deal with an indefinite license suspension, and install an ignition interlock device.
Talk to Me Today to Start Fighting Back
Turn to a well-respected legal professional with a proven track record of success. Turn to me. I have extensive experience in the world of law, including on the other side of the courtroom as a prosecutor. I am prepared to put that experience to work and fight for your rights in the face of a traffic violation. Schedule an initial consultation with my firm, Hatchell Law, PLLC, in Chase City, Virginia. I proudly advocate for the rights of those in South Hill, as well as the surrounding counties of Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg.
Traffic Law & DUI Defense Attorney in Chase City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
At Hatchell Law, PLLC, I provide clear communication, straightforward guidance, and compassionate representation from start to finish. Tell me your story, whether you were charged with a DUI or another traffic violation. I'm ready to listen with an open mind, understand your goals, and lead you on the path forward.