The Process for Appealing a DUI in Virginia
In the state of Virginia, appealing for a DUI can be a difficult process. To assist you in navigating the legal system and defending your rights, it is necessary to have a skilled and informed attorney on your side.
In Virginia, submitting a notice of appeal to the court is the first step in the appeals process for a DUI. Within ten days of the initial conviction, this must be done. Your lawyer will be able to assist you with this procedure and make sure that all required paperwork is filed accurately and on time.
Gathering and Reviewing Evidence
The evidence in your case needs to be gathered and reviewed by your attorney next. This will cover the police report, witness testimony, and other important information. Your attorney will use this material to develop a compelling case for your appeal.
Filing a Brief and Scheduling a Hearing
After reviewing the material, your lawyer will need to submit a brief to the court. This brief will describe your appeal’s rationale and argue against the validity of the initial conviction. Additionally, any briefs submitted by the prosecution must be addressed by your attorney.
The court will set a hearing date for your appeal following the submission of the briefs. You will have the chance to present your arguments and supporting evidence to the court during this hearing, together with the prosecution. At this hearing, your attorney will speak on your behalf and will make every effort to urge the judge to reverse your conviction.
The Outcome of a Successful Appeal
If your appeal is granted, your conviction will be vacated, allowing you to continue your life. If your appeal is rejected, you could still have additional choices, such as requesting the governor’s pardon or submitting a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.
Contact David A.C. Long for Help with Your DUI Appeal.
You need an experienced and skilled attorney on your side when contesting a DUI in Virginia. David A.C. Long is a qualified DUI lawyer who has handled numerous appeals successfully and is familiar with all aspects of the judicial system. Call him to discuss your situation and find out more about how he can assist you.