Advocate committed to challenging drunk driving charges
I understand that good people can make mistakes. I strive to protect you by zealously representing your interests at every turn. I am knowledgeable about complex Virginia DUI laws and will analyze every aspect of your case — from the initial traffic stop to Breathalyzer or blood tests — to build your defense. I know what the prosecution needs to prove to obtain a conviction and I will challenge the evidence against you with the skill I have developed through more than 20 years of practicing law. I will work diligently to help you avoid or minimize the charges against you.
After your arrest:
1. Make sure you have copies of all of the papers you signed / received. You should have the following documents:
a. Summons or warrant for each charge
b. Recognizance form demonstrating terms of your release from custody.
c. Certificate of Blood Alcohol Analysis if you took a breath test.
2. Preserve your memory of the day of your arrest by immediately writing a summary of all you can remember about the events leading up to the time of your arrest and the circumstances of the arrest itself. Be sure to include the following information:
a. Location(s) where you were drinking along with times and the number and type of drinks.
b. Witness names and contact information.
c. Statements you made to police and statements by the police.
d. List of field sobriety tests with descriptions of the instructions and results.
e. Any medical issues you were experiencing at the time of the arrest.
Contact me today for a consultation.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a qualified defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you. Call Mark Matney at Matney Law, PLLC, today at 757-784-3507 or contact me online to schedule a phone conference or a meeting at my Newport News, Virginia office.