A DUI conviction can affect your ability to drive, work and pay reasonable insurance rates. At Dunnigan & Messier, P.C. in Newport News, Virginia, we recognize the short- and long-term consequences of a DUI conviction and represent our clients aggressively.

All aspects of your DUI arrest must be handled properly, legally and within your rights. If your rights were violated, we may be able to have evidence, or even the case, thrown out.

Experienced and Knowledgeable DUI Defense Attorneys

In our practice of criminal defense at Dunnigan & Messier, P.C., DUI defense and traffic offenses are the cases we handle most often. Our experience in drunk driving cases benefits our clients. We have a thorough knowledge of ever-changing DUI law and the procedures related to testing.

Ensuring That Your Rights Are Protected in DUI Defense

If there was no probable cause for the stop, evidence obtained may be excluded. Breath tests must be performed on a properly calibrated and maintained Intoxilyzer 5000, or the results are unreliable. In addition, police officers must be properly trained and licensed in the use of this all-important mechanism that could cause you to lose your license.

Defending You Against Traffic Violations

In addition to DUI defense, we also represent clients charged with a variety of traffic offenses. While seemingly minor infractions, the convictions can add up and result in increased insurance rates and the loss of your license. We represent in-state residents, out-of-state tourists and students from Old Dominion University, the College of William and Mary, Regent University, Christopher Newport University, Thomas Nelson Community College and Hampton University. Traffic violation cases we have handled include:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Drag Racing
  • Driving While License is Revoked or Suspended
  • Driving Without a License
  • Driving Without Insurance
  • Failure to Yield
  • Following Too Closely
  • Disobeying Highway Signs