DUI Lawyer Scott Nolan – Difference between a DUI and DWI

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Location: Manassas, Virginia
Phone: 703-361-0776
Fax: 703-361-9531
Email: Email Me

Scott C. Nolan devotes most of his practice to defending individuals who have been charged with DUI in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington.

Scott has been practicing law in Northern Virginia since 2000. As a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is committed to success through knowledge and works continuously to hone hDUI emblemis knowledge of science and the law.  He is well known to both courts and clients for his thorough preparation, his experience and his judgment. He has represented thousands of clients in criminal cases and is trained in the highly specialized fields of DUI/DWI Breath and Blood testing as well as forensic toxicology and the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

DO YOU KNOW … the difference between a DUI and DWI Ticket?

One of the most common questions a Virginia DUI lawyer hears is “What is the difference between DUI and DWI”? Different states use these terms in very different ways. In short, there isn’t a difference under Virginia law. Regardless of whether you get a DUI ticket or a DWI ticket, you’ve been charged with the same thing.

However, since Virginia has a lot of federal property within it, it’s important to know that DUI and DWI are two different things under Federal law. If you were charged on Federal property, you were likely charged with both DUI and DWI. Under Federal law, DWI is proved through the officer’s observations of your behavior and appearance, while DUI is proved through your Breath (or Blood) Alcohol Concentration.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, you could be facing serious consequences that will impact your life (and family’s) for years to come.  You need an experienced DUI lawyer NOW.  Please call me at 703-361-0776 for a free and confidential conversation about your case.

I serve clients in:
Northern Virginia, including Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington.