Drunk Driving

The Commonwealth of Virginia takes driving under the influence (DUI) very seriously. If convicted, you could face fines, jail time and other costly penalties. The most serious consequence, however, the most serious consequence is suspension of your driver's license.

Given these serious consequences, it is important that you fight the charges you are facing. Turn to the Roanoke law firm of Dirk Padgett Law PLLC. With decades of experience, we are well-equipped to defend your interests in cases involving:

Call us at 540-904-1630 to set up a free initial consultation. We can help you understand your rights after a DUI stop and how to best move forward.

Your Driving Privileges Are In Danger

If you are convicted of first-offense DUI, your license can be revoked for up to one year. The maximum revocation period increases with previous convictions, even if those offenses occurred many years in the past.

A license suspension can have devastating effects on both your personal life and your professional life. For many people, a driver's license represents freedom and independence; losing the right to drive is both painful and embarrassing. In addition, if you are a college student, your academic career could be derailed, at least temporarily.

DUI convictions also have financial consequences for commercial drivers. If you earn a living as a trucker, bus driver or delivery driver, you will not be able to work during your license suspension period. This type of conviction can interrupt your career and put a heavy financial strain on your family.

Let our law firm take prompt action to fight the license suspension and get you back on the road as soon as possible. We know how much it means to you, and we will be your aggressive advocates.

Get Help From A Former Prosecutor

Founding attorney Dirk Padgett worked on hundreds of drunk driving cases in his former capacity as a prosecutor, experience that gave him a deep understanding of the prosecution's tactics. He knows which defense strategies work and which ones are ineffective.

When you contact our law firm, one of our lawyers will meet with you one on one to discuss the issues surrounding your case. Then, we will create a defense strategy that skillfully combats the drunk driving charges.

Accused Of A Traffic Violation?

Our law firm also handles all varieties of traffic violations. Though generally not as serious as a DUI, traffic violations can still be embarrassing, time-consuming and expensive. Our lawyers can fight to remove this burden.

Certain traffic violations, such as reckless driving, can also threaten your commercial driver's license. If you have been accused of a violation that could disrupt your livelihood, it is important that you seek out professional legal assistance.

To contact our Roanoke Valley law firm, Dirk Padgett Law PLLC, please contact us by email or call 540-904-1630. We offer free initial consultations to all clients.