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 his 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.
There are the 12 questions you must ask of every attorney you speak with about your DUI case. Here is the fifth question:
5. How Many Jury Trials Have You Handled?
Unlike many states, most DUI trials in Virginia are tried by a judge in traffic court. There are no juries involved. But when a DUI conviction is appealed, it can then be tried with a jury in the Circuit Court, so experience in trying cases before a jury is critical. Many “Dump Truck Attorneys” never appeal a case and have little or no experience trying DUI cases before a jury.
In Virginia, the prosecutor has the same right to demand a jury trial on appeal that the defendant does, and in many jurisdictions, the prosecution will insist on a jury trial for EVERY DUI appeal. GREAT DUI ATTORNEYS are ready for that. “Dump Truck Attorneys” aren’t.
Experience and success in jury trials is the hallmark of a GREAT DUI ATTORNEY, and is what separates him or her from the rest of the crowd.
DUI Attorney Scott Nolan has handled dozens of jury trials and secured “not guilty” results in serious felony and DUI cases.
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 attorney 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.