From DUI To Assault, Our Attorneys Will Protect Your Rights
Did drinking lead to an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving, public intoxication or assault? It happens all the time, often to people who would not otherwise engage in criminal behavior. If you have been charged with an alcohol-related crime, this may be your first experience in the criminal justice system. Having an attorney to protect your rights is critical.
At The Dickerson & Smith Law Group, we understand that the criminal justice system is overwhelming. We make sure our clients’ rights are not violated and that they have the information necessary to make good choices. We will fight hard to keep you out of jail. Please call 757-828-0031 or 800-506-8133 to arrange an appointment or speak with one of our Virginia Beach attorneys for alcohol-related offenses.
A Conviction Has Serious Consequences
We represent tourists, members of the military, college students, juveniles and adults who are charged with crimes such as:
- Refusing a Breathalyzer test
- Underage drinking
- Underage purchase of alcohol
- Drunk in public/public intoxication/disturbing the peace
Public intoxication is a class four misdemeanor. If you simply pay the fine on the ticket or summons, you are pleading guilty to a misdemeanor crime. Contesting the charge may be a better choice. Alcohol is often a factor in criminal charges resulting from assault and domestic assault as well as bar fights and street fights. These charges also have serious consequences. Assault and domestic assault crimes are typically charged as class one misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to one year in jail and fines up to $2,500. An experienced defense lawyer can protect your rights and work to reduce or dismiss the charges.