Hanover DUI – Refusal to Blow in Breathalyzer Both Reduced to Reckless Driving
Jurisdiction and names omitted to protect the privacy of our clients. John Weiland of The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law, recently represented a client charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI / DUI) and Refusal in Hanover County Virginia. The client was involved in an accident, smelled of alcoholic beverage, admitted to consuming alcohol, and performed poorly on the field sobriety tests. The client then refused to blow into the breathalyzer machine at the jail – which in itself results in a one-year license suspension on top of the DUI one-year license suspension.
Mr. Weiland was able to convince the prosecutor that the client deserved a break and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the Refusal charge and reduce the DUI to Reckless Driving. The client served no time in jail and only lost her license for six months as a result of the negotiated deal. She obtained a restricted license to drive to work as part of the deal.
If you have been charged with DUI in Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s DUI laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland and The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious traffic offenses such as DUI and are ready to help you win your case.
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