Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges

It can be very frightening to be charged with a DUI/DWI in Virginia. There are many uncertainties and many possible long-term negative outcomes.

At von Keller Thelin, I handle your DUI/DWI matter professionally. With over 15 years of experience navigating the criminal justice system, including handling traffic and DUI matters, I will effectively evaluate your case. Together we can take the next best steps to minimize the damage to your driving record and privileges.

Every DUI/DWI Matter Is Different

Because so much is at stake, all DUI/DWI cases must be taken seriously and evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A first-time conviction can potentially result in:

  • Jail time
  • License suspension of up to one year
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Installation of an interlock device
  • Required attendance at an alcohol and substance abuse program
  • Penalties for subsequent offenses that are even more severe

Learn more about why it’s so important to hire a lawyer in DUI cases.

Careful Review Of The Facts

At von Keller Thelin, I take a fact-related approach to your DUI/DWI matter. As an established and successful DUI/DWI attorney, I feel it is the presentation of facts for each case that determines the outcome. I will examine how your DUI/DWI arrest occurred to determine if your rights were violated and analyze every issue that could affect whether there is a conviction or dismissal. We will move forward and take advantage of any opportunity for reduced charges or dismissal.

Keep Your Driving Privileges

Many of us need to be able to drive to get to work and to provide for our families. Children need to go to school, groceries need to be bought and medical and other appointments are necessary. There is often an administrative license suspension while awaiting trial. When warranted, I will request a driver’s license suspension hearing to preserve your driving privileges.

Get Help Today

I offer an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer in my Manassas office. Contact me to discuss your DUI/DWI or traffic violation matter. Call 703-659-0477 or send me an email to schedule a meeting or to ask a question. I will respond promptly.