Technically, a Virginia DUI arrest does not mean that you are guilty of drunk driving. You are innocent until proven guilty. However, it might not feel like that is true if you have been arrested for drunk driving. You, understandably, want this nightmare to go away as soon as possible. You want your Virginia DUI case dismissed quickly.
What You Should Know About DUI Dismissals in Virginia
If your Virginia drunk-driving case is dismissed then it is over. The court may dismiss your case if there is insufficient evidence that you were driving drunk or if your constitutional rights were violated. If your case is dismissed with prejudice then the Commonwealth of Virginia cannot later bring charges against you for the same incident.
Your case may be dismissed long before a trial. You have the right to make a motion to the court to dismiss your case and you have the right to representation by a Fairfax drunk-driving defense lawyer when making that motion. An early dismissal of your case, with prejudice, may allow you to put this scary and stressful situation behind you quickly and get back to living your life.