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Recent Example Case Results

DISCLAIMER: The below listed Actual example Virginia DUI and DWI cases are presented for informational purposes only. Every case result depends on a unique variety of factors that are specific to a particular case. An outcome in a previous case does not guarantee future results nor a predictor of what may happen in your case.

Below are example recent DUI Virginia case results obtained for clients.

 

Case:

Defendant charged with DUI (First) w/ elevated BAC of greater than .20.  Defendant’s actual BAC was close to .30 BAC.   Defendant allegedly almost hit 2 vehicles including an occupied marked police vehicle.   Defendant was looking at minimum mandatory jail time of 10 days because of the .20 BAC elevated BAC.

Outcome:  Defendant avoided the elevated BAC and minimum mandatory jail time, instead was convicted of simple DUI (First) with 1 weekend of jail.  

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Attorney Highlights

Defended Over 1,000 Prior DUI/DWI cases

 15 years plus of Trial Courtroom Experience

Certificates in Field Sobriety Tests Training (and how to beat them)

2005 Graduate from a Top Ten National Law School (University of Virginia)

Regularly Recognized by Attorney-Run Organizations as Top 10 DWI/DUI Attorney in the Commonwealth

 

 

 

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Recognized as Top 10 Best Lawyers in Virginia By Multiple Legal Associations

Attorney John Naumovski was named one of the top 10 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers under 40 for the state of Virginia  by NACDA (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys).

Attorney John Naumovski was recognized as one of the top Lawyers of the Year in the Hampton Roads area, 2015, by Coastal Virginia Magazine.

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In addition, he was nominated in 2015 to be a founding member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and rated as one of the top 100 DUI/DWI lawyers by National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2015.  Attorney Naumovski was also nominated as one of the “10 Best DUI Attorneys” in Virginia by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys for 2014.

Attorney John Naumovski was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2015 as one of the top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Virginia.  Further, he was voted as the “10 Best” Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in the practice area of Criminal Law by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys for 2016..

Best DUI Lawyers in Virginia

Best Virginia DWI Attorney

In addition, for the second year in a row, both the National Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society for Legal Advocates recognized attorney Naumovski as one of the top 40 under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Virginia (2015, 2014).

Attorney Naumovski has a perfect 10.0 AVVO Rating and the law firm itself has a A+ Better Business Bureau Rating.

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Understanding Virginia DUI and DWI

To start with, the terms:  drunk driving, driving while intoxicated, DUI and DWI are the same thing and all charged under 18.2-266 of the Virginia Code of 1950, as amended, and are used interchangeable on this website.   If you are under 21, then you may have been charged under 18.2-266.1.   If you are accused of being under the influence while boating (BUI), then the charge is under 29.1-738.

 

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Virginia DUI Attorney | Hampton Roads DWI Lawyers

DUI Lawyers in Virginia

The law firm specializes in defending clients charged with criminal-traffic matters.   This website was designed specifically for individuals charged with DUI/DWI and provides answers that you may have about your

DUI Lawyers in Virginia

Pulled over? Alleged to be drinking too much?

charge, including, the law firm’s in-house developed  checklist of DUI Defenses or errors that Virginia law enforcement can make during a DUI.  After that, please contact the law firm (for a free initial consultation) and to start working on defending you against your charge(s).

The most important thing to remember is that a good DUI Defense doesn’t start the minute you walk into  a court room, but when you retain an experienced DUI/DWI defense attorney.

Virginia DUI Penalties

Virginia First Offense DUI

DUI/DWI first offense is a Class 1 criminal misdemeanor

Up to 1 year in jail

 

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Second Offense DUI w/ 5 and w/ 10 years

Being charged with a second offense means that the Commonwealth Attorney has evidence showing that you been charged with a “substantial similar” DUI in the past 5 to 10 years.  The penalties for a 2nd offense DUI conviction are severe as they are enhanced compared to a first offense.

 

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Third Offense DWI w/ 5 years and w/ 10 yrs

A Third Offense DUI in Virginia with respect to Penalties is based on whether the offense occurred within 5 years or within 10 years of the two prior offenses.

 

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Is this the first time you been Arrested?

Being charged with a Virginia DUI (also known as a DWI) is a serious matter.  Most people charged with a DUI are arrested on the spot and for many individuals it is the first time they are having a substantial interaction with law enforcement and the judicial system.  It is a normal reaction for a person charged with a serious criminal-traffic offense, such as a DUI, to feel confused as to how to go forward and fearful of the consequences that can result from a DUI.

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What Will happen at a DUI Trial?

At trial, it is up to the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the charge. In that effort, the prosecutor will attempt to present evidence showing impairment. Evidence includes what was gathered during interaction with the police and the breathalyzer test results (if one was taken) as well as eye-witness testimony if the DUI stems from an accident.

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What does Driving Under the Influence mean?

Driving under the influence means that due to consumption of alcohol a person’s ability to drive was impaired to the point that they no longer could legally drive. The reason why the police give a breathalyzer test is to determine whether the results (.08 of BAC or higher) would create a presumption of impairment. So for example, someone who blows a .08 is presumed to be impaired. It should be noted that this is only a presumption and not a conclusion of law and as such may be refuted.

 

 

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Defending a DUI Charge

Below is a description of the gathering of evidence by the police that is often used later in a trial:

When the police suspect someone of driving drunk, they first make a note as to whether the driver is committing a traffic violation(s) (speeding, failure to put on a turn signal, etc.) or because of weaving in a lane. Once the police note such driving behavior, they are permitted to pull over the driver. For DUIs originating from an accident, the police are permitted to arrive on the scene and question the persons involved in the accident (called the care taker rule).

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Norfolk DUI lawyer John Naumovski

John Naumovski, Esq.

Attorney Naumovski has obtained the same training, based on NHTSA, as Virginia State Troopers and Local Police with respect to the Non-Standardized and Standardized Fie

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Virginia DUI and DWI Defense Attorney

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