A DUI is a serious and technical crime that requires an experienced defense attorney by your side to ensure that you get the best result possible in your case. As a state prosecutor and private defense attorney that serves Lynchburg, Virginia, and the surrounding counties, Neill has handled hundreds of DUI cases. He has tried DUI cases in front of a jury as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. If the police mishandle the case, or if there are extenuating circumstances, it can be possible to gain favor with a jury even in cases that seem daunting on the surface.
A case review begins with an investigation of the facts and circumstances of the traffic stop or accident, police reports and video footage as available, followed by a review of appropriate case law and statutes. The devil is in the details, and if there is a problem with the Commonwealth’s case, Neill will find it.
Misdemeanor DUIs are most often resolved at the district court level. Therefore, on misdemeanor DUI cases, Neill charges an affordable district court retainer. If the case is appealed to circuit court, Neill then charges a retainer appropriate to the nature of the appeal. For instance, a suppression motion is considerably less expensive than a jury trial. This is important to understand because many defendants are overcharged by “DUI specialists” that charge an outrageous retainer, only to have the case resolved by guilty plea in district court. Why pay thousands of dollars more than necessary?
Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation for your DUI case.