Tillotson & Martin, LLC are Virginia DWI/DUI Attorneys Who Care About Your Case
DWI/DUI Defense throughout the Entire Commonwealth of Virginia
We defend citizens all across Virginia. You should hire a lawyer who has the knowledge, skill and who truly cares about you and your case to give you the absolute best representation possible. We have defended DUI/DWI cases in over 100 cities and counties in 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 times we think it is actually an advantage because we are different. Prosecutors and Judges respect our knowledge and how we prepare our cases. Remember we wrote the book for all lawyers in Virginia! Potential clients also ask about meeting with us in person when we are so far away. First, we have an extensive questionnaire that we have developed over many years. We send that out to you upon you retaining us. Once you return it to us we schedule the Questionnaire appointment with us. We absolutely can do it over the phone or by Skype. Never have we had a client who felt they were at a disadvantage because of the distance.
Loss of Your Driver’s License in Virginia after a DWI/DUI
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 under the influence (DUI) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you need to find an experienced defense attorney who will help you fight the charges.
Did you know that when you are arrested for DUI, you will automatically lose your license? This is called an Administrative License Suspension. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher, or you refused to take a chemical test when asked by the officer, he can take your license at the scene. If this is your first offense, your license will be suspended for seven days. If this is your second offense, the suspension will last for 60 days or until your court date (whichever date comes first). The only exception to this is if you were stopped on private property. Then the implied consent law does not apply.
This license suspension is separate from any criminal charges you may be facing. Even for a first offense, you can be sentenced to jail time, expensive fines, mandatory “DUI School,” and a loss of your license for one year. In most cases, the judge will grant a restricted license on a first offense.
Consequences of a DWI/DUI
There are many collateral consequences if you are convicted of a DWI/DUI. These include problems with employment, limitations on travel, increased insurance rates and so forth. 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 we 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.
Fight Your Case and Hire an Experienced DWI/DUI Lawyer
Michael C. Tillotson and Jeffrey C. Martin are the ones to choose when it comes to DWI/DUI defense in Virginia. They wrote the book for DWI/DUI Defense that is published by Westlaw for other attorneys. 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 under the influence. Mr. Tillotson and Mr. Martin focus exclusively on DWI/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. If you have any questions regarding your DWI/DUI case, don’t hesitate to call them today or complete their secure online form.