We Defend Traffic Violations and DUI Charges
Good people — and good drivers — are not perfect. They make mistakes, such as driving a bit too aggressively, making a hasty lane change in traffic or having one drink too many and getting behind the wheel. The problem is that an innocent driving mistake can result in a guilty verdict that may impact the driver’s life and future.
We strive to educate our clients about their rights and legal options. We provide strong defense strategies that are built to fit our clients’ circumstances.
In Virginia, Traffic Violations Are Serious Business
Virginia has some of the strictest enforcement of traffic violations in the country. For example, speeding 21 mph or more over the speed limit or driving 81 mph or more, regardless of the speed limit, is reckless driving in Virginia, which is a criminal offense punishable by:
- Jail time
- A fine of up to $2,500
- Potential suspension of driving privileges for up to 60 months
In other words, traffic violations in Virginia are serious business. If it happens, however, Ray Ferris will work hard for you and deliver personal, one-on-one counsel. Clients trust him to build a solid defense.
Stiff Penalties For DUIs
While traffic violations in Virginia are serious matters, DUI convictions are another thing entirely. Virginia has tough DUI laws that carry stiff penalties. The ramifications of a conviction can harm the quality of a person’s life for years to come, affecting driving privileges, freedom and personal finances. The consequences can include:
- Mandatory jail time
- Mandatory license suspension
- Ignition interlock
- Job loss
A DUI conviction could potentially impact employment opportunities.
Ray Ferris is a former prosecutor who knows how to find weaknesses in DUI cases. He examines every aspect of the charges brought against his clients. He is an experienced litigator and will bring a case to trial when the situation demands it or negotiate a settlement when that is in the best interest of his client.