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 lawyer you speak with about your DUI case. Here is the sixth question:
6. How Many Federal DUI Cases Have You Handled?
With all its military bases, government installations and national parks, Virginia has plenty of Federal land. If you are arrested on Federal property, your case isn’t going to a Virginia court; it’s going to a Federal court. As scary as that sounds, there are ways in which it is better to be charged with DUI in Federal court than in a Virginia court… if your DUI lawyer is experienced with Federal DUI cases.
Make no mistake, federal law and procedure are very different from Virginia law and procedure. DUI lawyers in Manassas and Northern Virginia who might be very accomplished at one might have no experience at all with the other. Even many GREAT DUI LAWYERS have little or no experience in Federal courts.
From the very start of a DUI case, there are things your lawyer MUST be doing in a Federal case that are irrelevant in a Virginia case. So you need to know if the DUI lawyer you’re thinking of hiring knows his way around a Federal DUI case or not!
Scott Nolan is a member of the Federal bar and has been handling Federal DUI cases since 2001.
If you’ve been charged with a Federal 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.