In Surry County, as across the country, it is a criminal offense to operate a car, truck, motorcycle, or watercraft when you have been using alcohol or drugs. This includes ‘vehicles' you may not have considered such as a moped or waverunner.
If you have been arrested for DUI, call Michael C. Tillotson, criminal defense attorney. He is experienced in Virginia DUI law and is familiar with the laws specific to Surry County. Get a free, no-obligation assessment of your case, or fill out the form to the left for a fast, confidential response.
Drivers often expect a slap on the wrist for a first-time offense, but in recent years DUI laws have grown much more strict as this crime gets a great deal of media attention. Judges are unlikely to be lenient about DUI, even for first-time offenses. You need someone on your side to fight for your rights and ensure you are treated justly. Michael Tillotson will make sure that your arrest was handled by the book and that your rights were explained at each step of the process. Mr. Tillotson will guide you through the legal labyrinth of laws.
DUI is a social crime that holds a stigma of shame about it. Your friends and family may worry that you are out of control. Your employer may be concerned about your dependability, or your ability to drive company vehicles. DUI is about more than just expensive fines, court costs, vehicle impoundment, or having an ignition interlock device attached to your car. You may also experience the embarrassment and inconvenience of:
• Spending time in jail
• Losing your license
• Losing your job because you must have a clean driving record
• Being turned down for jobs in the future because of a DUI on your driving record
• Experiencing restricted driving privileges
• Losing your vehicle permanently.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact Michael C. Tillotson and get a free, no-obligation consultation about your DUI. Work with an attorney who understands what you are going through and can help mitigate the effects of your mistake.