Fairfax Federal Court DUI Defense Lawyer
If you were arrested for drunk driving on George Washington Parkway, in a federal park, or on a military base, you will be prosecuted under federal DUI law. Not every attorney in northern Virginia can handle these cases. We do. We are the Fairfax federal DWI law defense lawyers of MacDowell & Associates. Our legal team has been protecting the rights of the accused for more than 25 years. We are prepared to put our experience to work for you.
If you are facing federal drunk driving charges, you need to seek qualified legal representation immediately. Contact us online or call 703-591-1336 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.
Federal Implied Consent Law
If you are stopped on federal property for suspicion of drunk driving, you are subject to the federal implied consent law. This means you must submit to a breath or blood test. Depending on your prior record, refusal of a breath or blood test will result in suspension of your driving privileges, and may result in a federal prison sentence, a heavy fine or both.
The specific penalties for federal DUI/DWI vary depending on whether you were arrested on land owned by the National Park Service or by another unit of the federal government. For example, drinking and driving on land owned by the National Park Service is considered a Class B misdemeanor, which carries up to $5,000 in fines and six months in prison. With this much at stake, it is essential that you seek experienced legal representation from MacDowell & Associates.
Aggressive Defense Based on Experience
Our founder, attorney Richard MacDowell, is a former Virginia prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience. He and the rest of our Herndon criminal defense lawyers know how to build a strong defense against federal DUI charges. We will launch a thorough investigation into all aspects of your arrest, including probable cause, field testing, and the results of your blood or breath test. You can rest assured that we will do everything possible to fight your charges and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Contact Our Vienna Military DUI Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with DUI on a military base, or are otherwise facing federal drunk driving charges, we are prepared to help. Contact us online or call 703-591-1336 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.