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DUI/DWI Attorney in Abingdon and Tazewell, Virginia 

There are many life-altering complications that can come with a DUI/DWI charge or conviction. For starters, you could spend time in jail, pay large fines, lose your licenses, and see effects in your personal life. That is why, when you get arrested for a DUI/DWI, you need a diligent, experienced, and trustworthy criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights. At Letsen Law Firm, we help residents in Abingdon and Tazewell, Virginia navigate the court process after being arrested for a DUI/DWI. Do not surrender your rights. Instead, get in contact with our DUI/DWI attorney and schedule your initial case consultation. We provide our defense services to those in Russell County, Virginia, including Abingdon and Tazewell, and the Virginia side of Bristol City. 

Why You Should Choose Letsen Law Firm 

Our criminal defense attorney – Micheal J. Letsen – has over 17 years of experience in criminal law. Before opening Letsen Law Firm, Michael served as a prosecutor for the Buchanan County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. He then took the knowledge as a prosecutor and started defending those who have been accused of crimes in Abingdon and Tazewell, Virginia. We have an advantage that not every law firm has – the insight into how a prosecutor would try a case.  

We also have been awarded the top 100 criminal defense lawyers in Virginia for The National Trial Lawyers and one of the Top 40 under 40 in Virginia for The National Trial Lawyers. You deserve an attorney who is respected by his peers and the courts and will passionately fight for your justice. Get in contact with us and speak to a knowledgeable DUI/DWI attorney today. 

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DUI Penalties in Virginia 

As stated earlier, many life-changing consequences could come from a DUI/DWI charge or conviction. For example, if convicted of a DUI/DWI, whether it is your first, second, or third offense, you may very well have your driver’s license for a number of years and have an ignition interlock placed in your vehicle for a minimum of six months. You will need an experienced criminal defense attorney with a good reputation to help you seek the best outcome possible. 

Court-Ordered Punishments 

  • First Offense – If you are convicted of your first DUI/DWI, you could be facing up to a year in jail and/or a fine ranging between $250 - $2,500.    

  • Second Offense – A second DUI/DWI conviction can land you anywhere between 10 days to one year in jail and fines up to $2,500.   

  • Third Offense – Being convicted of a DUI/DWI for a third time could result in a maximum five-year jail sentence as well as fines ranging between $1,000 - $2,500.  

Along with a jail sentence and hefty fines, a judge may impose other sanctions on you such as community service, probation, required classes, and more. To fight these DUI/DWI charges and penalties, reach out to our criminal defense attorney at Letsen Law Firm in either our Abingdon or Tazewell office. We also defend all of Russell County, as well as the Virginia side of Bristol City. 

Consequences in Your Personal Life  

A DUI/DWI charge or conviction can affect your personal life too – that means, something a court has no jurisdiction over. You may lose your job; you may be especially vulnerable to termination if you are a truck driver or any other type of commercial driver professional. If in divorce proceedings, the other party could use this information against you to get more child or spousal support. Your car insurance rates could also increase, and, if you are looking, it may be difficult for you to find employment or housing. That is why it is so important to have a criminal defense attorney protect your name and your future. Do not hesitate in contacting us and scheduling a consultation with our DUI/DWI attorney today. 

Obtain Trusted and Diligent Criminal Defense Representation Today 

Dealing with a criminal charge, especially a DUI/DWI, is never easy. That is why we have dedicated our practice to standing up for those who need a voice. Whether you have just been arrested, think the police officers may have violated your rights or due process, or you have a history of DUI/DWIs, get in contact with our criminal defense attorney at Letsen Law Firm. We have offices in both Abingdon and Tazewell, Virginia, and also serve the entirety of Russell County and the Virginia side of Bristol City. 

DUI/DWI Attorney in Abingdon and Tazewell, Virginia 

Being charged with a DUI/DWI is not an easy thing. You need an experienced and respected criminal defense attorney who will fight for your justice no matter what. Whether this is your first DUI/DWI arrest, or you have previous convictions, we are here for you. Get in contact with us at Letsen Law Firm in either Abingdon or Tazewell, Virginia, and schedule your initial case consultation.