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Our #1 Priority Is You

The Tillotson & Martin team possesses the knowledge to defend you, provides the care you deserve, and has the fight to win. Our attorneys are respected experts in their field who were chosen to write the book on Virginia DUI Law, a resource that prosecutors and other defense attorneys turn to for legal insight on DUI/DWI cases. They were also selected to instruct lawyers in Virginia on breath testing and blood testing. Contact us today to get started on your defense.

Virginia DUI Lawyers

DUI Lawyers Serving Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads & Newport News

If you’ve been charged with drinking and driving near Virginia Beach, Newport News, or Hampton Roads, it’s crucial to hire a Virginia DUI lawyer who truly cares about you and your case and has the knowledge and skill and give you the absolute best representation possible. Our Newport News DUI lawyers have defended DUI/DWI cases in over 100 cities and counties in and around Virginia. People often ask us how we can do this and whether it is better for them to have local counsel. We have never felt at a disadvantage anywhere. Often, we think it is actually an advantage because we are different. Prosecutors and Judges respect our knowledge and how we prepare our cases.

DUI Attorney Near Me

Do not let a drinking and driving conviction affect the rest of your life. If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you need to find an experienced Newport News, Virginia DUI defense attorney who will fight the charges.

We handle all DUI related legal cases in Virginia including but not limited to:

See What We Can Do For You & Your Case Our #1 Priority Is You

Consequences of a DWI in Virginia

If you’re convicted of a DUI in Virginia, you could face many collateral consequences. These include problems obtaining or retaining employment, limitations on travel, increases in insurance rates, and so forth. You may need an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle or you may have your license suspended and need assistance with driver's license reinstatement. Our goal is to do everything possible to avoid a conviction. We understand how devastating a conviction can be. Because of our expertise, no matter what happens, our Virginia DUI lawyers will guide you through your case and any ramifications that may occur because of a conviction. Our clients are very appreciative of our concern for their situations and our guidance to get them through this entire process. Our Virginia DWI attorneys serve Newport News, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and the surrounding areas.

What Does a DUI Lawyer Do?

A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) lawyer specializes in representing individuals charged with DUI offenses. Here are some of the key tasks a DUI lawyer may perform:

  • Legal Advice: A DUI lawyer advises clients on their legal rights and options, explaining the potential consequences of a DUI conviction.
  • Case Assessment: They review the details of the case, including police reports, witness statements, and any available evidence to assess the strength of the prosecution's case.
  • Defense Strategy: Based on the case assessment, the lawyer develops a defense strategy tailored to the specific circumstances of the case. This may include challenging the legality of the traffic stop, the validity of the breathalyzer or blood test results, or other aspects of the prosecution's case.
  • Negotiation: The lawyer may negotiate with the prosecutor to try to reach a plea bargain or a reduced sentence for the client.
  • Court Representation: If the case goes to trial, the lawyer represents the client in court, presenting evidence and arguments to defend against the DUI charges.
  • Sentencing Advocacy: If the client is convicted, the lawyer may advocate for a lighter sentence, such as probation or participation in a diversion program, instead of jail time.
  • License Suspension: A DUI lawyer can also help clients navigate the administrative process of dealing with driver's license suspension or revocation.

Overall, a DUI lawyer's goal is to protect the client's rights and achieve the best possible outcome given the circumstances of the case.

If you have any questions regarding your DUI/DWI case, call our Virginia DUI lawyer at (757) 568-7978 or fill out a form today.

Knowledge, Care, & The Fight To Win

Why Hire Tillotson & Martin?

  • We Wrote the Book.
    We were tasked with writing the book on Virginia DUI Law by Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the leading authority in legal publishing. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges often turn to this resource.
  • We Possess the Knowledge.
    Not only are our attorneys committed to attending continued education courses, they lecture and teach courses themselves. In a field as scientific and technical as DUI Defense, keeping our knowledge up to date is crucial to crafting our clients' defense strategies.
  • We Truly Care.
    Mike Tillotson & Jeff Martin go the extra mile for their clients. Our team realizes that this is your future at stake and we will employ every strategy to ensure that we are providing you with the best representation possible.
  • We Have the Fight to Win.

    With over 75+ years of combined experience, Mike Tillotson and Jeff Martin have successfully handled thousands of DUI cases, and has tried cases across the entire state of Virginia.

We Wrote Virginia's DUI Book for Lawyers

Because of their immense knowledge and vast experience trying DUI cases, Michael Tillotson & Jeff Martin were contracted by Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the leading authority in legal publishing, to write the book on Virginia DUI Law. Prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout the state look to this book for insight into both the technical and legal aspects of a DUI case.

We've Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases

Fight Your Charge & Hire An Experienced Virginia DUI Lawyer

Attorneys Michael C. Tillotson and Jeffrey C. Martin are the ones to choose when it comes to DUI defense in Virginia. They wrote the book for DUI Defense that is published by Westlaw for other DUI lawyers. They are members of many prestigious law associations and have been recognized by the National College for DUI Defense for their dedication to defending people who have been accused of driving while intoxicated. Mr. Tillotson and Mr. Martin focus exclusively on DUI law, which is vitally important for a client who has been accused of driving while impaired. They have years of experience in successfully handling cases that are similar to yours.

  • Career Saved School Teacher’s DWI Reduced to Reckless Driving
  • Case Dismissed Nurse Charged with DWI after Taking Ambien

    A nurse accidentally took two Ambiens instead of one after having a few drinks, leading to an accident and her arrest. The judge accepted our argument of mistaken intoxication, and she was found Not Guilty.

  • Career Saved Military Doctor Found Not Guilty of DWI & Refusal

    A military doctor, after having three drinks over two hours, was pulled over and arrested on his way home from dinner. The court dismissed the tests and found him Not Guilty of DWI, also dismissing the refusal charge.

  • Case Dismissed DWI 2nd Offense with a .28 Blood Result

    Our client was facing charges of a DWI 2nd Offense with a .28 Blood Result and the judge found our client not guilty.

  • Not Guilty DWI 1st Accident Involving a CDL Driver

    A commercial truck driver, arrested after an accident and blowing a 0.16 BAC, was noted by a State Trooper to have slurred speech and failed field sobriety tests.

  • Not Guilty 2nd Offense DWI

    Our client, suffering from sleep apnea and insomnia, was exhausted while driving home. He was reported for swerving. We had a previous refusal charge dismissed, a judge likely would have found him guilty. However, a jury ultimately found him NOT GUILTY.

Firm Accolades

  • NCDD
  • US District Court for Eastern District of VA
  • VA Bar Association
  • Avvo 10.0
  • ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist
  • Elite Lawyers of America 2020

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