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Practical Approaches To DUI And DWI Defense

When Joe McGrady opened his law practice in Carroll County back in 1973, it was a lot easier to defend drivers charged with drunk driving. The penalties were lighter, and there were more opportunities for reducing charges to nonalcohol-related traffic infractions.

In today’s zero-tolerance atmosphere with mandatory license suspensions upon conviction for DUI, your lawyer has less to work with in finding satisfactory alternatives for resolving the case. That makes your choice of defense counsel all the more important.

Advice About DUI Defense In Southwest Virginia

To learn how you can benefit from our decades of experience in the defense of DUI or DWI charges, contact McGrady & McGrady, PLLC, in Hillsville for a free consultation. Our approach to the challenges these cases can present has kept pace with changes in the law and technology.

One advantage of working with our law firm is the breadth of our criminal defense experience. Nowadays, one of the most effective strategies for defeating a charge of drinking and driving is to show that the original traffic stop was unlawful or that there was no probable cause to make the arrest. These are basic criminal defense strategies designed to keep unfavorable evidence out of the record, which will usually result in dismissal when successful.

Because our attorneys have been using this approach for decades in other criminal defense situations, we know how to develop and present the facts that support it in a DWI case. We also know how to work with forensic toxicologists in cases where questions as to the operation or maintenance of the breath analysis machine raise doubts about the accuracy of your blood alcohol reading.

We represent local drivers, out-of-state motorists and commercial vehicle operators who are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI). Under Virginia law, the latter charge is far more common, but the terms are basically interchangeable. Our success is based on our experience and ability to find ways to minimize your exposure to punishment.

We also represent clients on traffic violations that might be charged at the same time as DWI, on repeat drunk driving charges or on the felony charges that could follow a serious accident or a third DWI arrest.

Contact Us Today

For more information about our ability to protect your interests against all kinds of Virginia drunk driving charges, call McGrady & McGrady, PLLC Contact us at 276-779-4451 or 888-505-9168, or fill out our online form.

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