About Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C.

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Skilled and experienced in the art of the trial
At Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C., we are a firm of experienced DUI trial attorneys that has earned the reputation of being skilled in the courtroom in the art of trial. As trial attorneys, we understand the importance of thorough case preparation and fact analysis, which makes us better at resolving cases. Many of out attorneys have received an AV Preeminent* rating, been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and named to the Best Lawyers in Virginia. Speak with us to learn how we can assist you. Please call 703-591-0200 or contact us online for an appointment with our Fairfax DUI attorneys.

Fight it all the way
Our lawyers are prepared to fight your case all the way to the Supreme Court of Virginia, if necessary. In fact the lawyers of Whitestone, Brent, Young and Merril, P.C., have successfully argued some of the most important DUI cases in Virginia in the appellate courts. The cases we have won in the Supreme Court of Virginia include: Roseborough v. Commonwealth, 281 Va. 233 (2011), Overbee v. Commonwealth, 227 Va. 238 (1984) and Stevenson v. Falls Church, 243 Va. 434 (1992), among others.If you get a DUI, you need someone that knows how to fight the case all the way.

Virginia DUI Overview
Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of “drunk driving” statute. The term “drunk driving” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of DUI differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for DUI in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the DUI.

A DUI Lawyer can help…
Assess your legal situation
An experienced DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against: the jail time which may be imposed, what fines may be assessed, and the potential loss of license. A DUI lawyer knows the process inside and out — including options which other lawyers may not tell you.

Explain the consequences
The consequences of a DUI in Virginia can be quite severe and can increase depending on the circumstances including: (1) mandatory jail terms for BAC results .15 and above, (2) mandatory jail term for DUI convictions where there is a passenger under 17, (3) lengthy mandatory jail terms for subsequent convictions, (4) mandatory installation of an interlock device in any vehicle driven by an offender, (5) lengthy license suspensions for subsequent convictions.

Represent you in court
An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and can help you obtain the best result possible in your case, including a dismissal if your situation and the law allows for it.

Skilled and experienced in the art of the trial
At Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C., we are a firm of experienced DUI trial attorneys that has earned the reputation of being skilled in the courtroom in the art of trial. As trial attorneys, we understand the importance of thorough case preparation and fact analysis, which makes us better at resolving cases. Many of out attorneys have received an AV Preeminent* rating, been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and named to the Best Lawyers in Virginia. Speak with us to learn how we can assist you. Please call 703-591-0200 or contact us online for an appointment with our Fairfax DUI attorneys.

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