why choose albo oblon?
three offices in virginia


washington post"Best Lawyers," by Washingtonian magazine (2015, 2013, 2011, 2004).**

washington post"Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Washingtonian magazine (2006).***

Martindale Hubble"AV-Preeminent" byMartindale-Hubbell(2015). This is their highest ranking for legal ability and ethics. **

Legal Elite"Legal Elite," by Virginia Business magazine(2015-2006; 2003, 2002).*

Smart CEO"Power Player of the Year for Litigation," by SmartCEO magazine (2013).*

Virginia Lawyers Weekly"Leaders in the Law," by
Virginia Lawyers Weekly(2010, 2008). ***

Northern Virginia Magazine"Top Criminial Lawyers,"
by Northern Virginia magazine (2014, 2012,2010).**

Thomson Reuters"Super Lawyers,"
by Thomson Reuters (2015-2006). *

Thomson Reuters"Foundation's Finest,"
by Arlington County Bar Foundation (2015 - 2010).*

* This award is given annually
** This award is given every two years
*** This award can only be given once

Leading Attorneys to Help Defend DUI/DWI and Reckless Driving

  • One of Virginia's largest DUI defense law firms.
  • We have former Prosecutors.
  • We teach DUI law to other lawyers.
  • We have been listed by Washingtonian magazine four times as being among the Washington area’s “Best Lawyers” (2013) and the “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.” (2006). Northern Virginia magazine three separate times named us “Top Criminal Lawyers” (2012). We have also been listed as being among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine (2013-2006, 2003, and 2002)

We serve the entire Commonwealth of Virginia from our offices in Arlington, Fairfax, and Staunton.

(For information on Washington, D.C. DWI law, click here)
(For information on Reckless Driving law, click here)

Albo & Oblon, L.L.P is a unique Virginia DUI defense firm.

FORMER PROSECUTORS AND POLICE: Two of our attorneys are former prosecutors. We even have an attorney who is a former police officer. Experience on all sides.

We have been on programs such as Fox news and CNN networks over 100 times. Click here for a full listing.

WE TEACH DUI LAW: Albo & Oblon attorneys teach DUI defense law to other lawyers at leading continuing legal education programs, including the state's most popular DUI program. WE WROTE THE LEADING VIRGINIA DUI TREATISE: Lawyers and non-lawyers can buy the Virginia DUI book we co-authored through the VirginiaCLE website located at www.VaCLE.com

Why learn about Virginia DUI law from lawyers with such backgrounds?
Because these are important cases!

Nothing is more stressful than being charged with a DUI in Virginia. The stakes are high and the cases move very fast. People who are in positions of trust -- such as police, prosecutors, and other law enforcement officials -- are suddenly "on the other side."

Virginia DUI law is surprisingly complicated. The law occupies over 40 pages of the Virginia Code. Conversely, the law outlawing murder is a mere sentence! The state's high courts regularly consider novel DUI defenses. In 2005 alone, for example, Virginia's state and federal courts issued over 14 written opinions explaining and interpreting Virginia DUI laws. This law changes every year but, just recently, in 2009, the breath test device was changed for the first time in over a decade.

The law constantly changes because Virginia DUI cases are some of the most complex criminal cases to prosecute and defend. They involve constitutional issues, statutory construction issues, scientific issues, and factual issues.

This site is designed to give you an overview of DUI law. Do not rely on it for legal advice. Every case is different depending on the facts. Be sure to consult a lawyer for your specific case.

This page will not tell you how to “get off” of a DUI in the future. There is only one, 100% way to avoid a DUI conviction -- don’t drink and drive. This means, do not even have one beer before getting behind the wheel of an automobile. The laws in Virginia are extremely strict; and a conviction will result in very harsh punishment. It is just not worth it.

Our firm’s Virginia DUI section has experienced lawyers who aggressively defend these serious cases.


We never have to charge an initial consultation fee for DUI cases.

To contact our firm, please leave an e-mail at our contact page, or call the Albo & Oblon office nearest to you. Or, you can call us at our main number -- (703) 312-0410.

While we certainly handle Virginia DUI cases in Northern Virginia -- Fairfax DUI, Arlington DUI, Loudoun DUI, Stafford DUI, and Alexandria DUI; and

Norfolk/Tidewater/Hampton Roads -- Norfolk DUI; Virginia Beach DUI; Chesapeake DUI; Portsmouth DUI; Suffolk DUI; Hamton DUI; Newport News DUI;

Roanoke/Salem -- Roanoke DUI; Salem DUI; Lexington DUI; Rockbridge DUI; Botetourt DUI, Blacksburg DUI, Radford DUI, Montgomery DUI; Christiansburg DUI, Vinton DUI, Lynchburg DUI, Craig DUI, Bedford DUI; and

Staunton/Harrisonburg -- Staunton DUI; Harrisonburg DUI; Waynesboro DUI, Charlottesville DUI, Augusta DUI, Rockingham DUI, Shenandoah DUI, Alebmarle DUI, Greene DUI; Nelson DUI

-- we take cases in every county, city, and town in the Commonwealth. To learn more, visit our About us page.

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*This article is for your personal information only and is not intended as legal advice. This area of the law is very complex. Every case is different and the information contained herein is general. This information is not intended to be legal advice. Nor is this material intended to replace consultation with a professional. Always consult a licensed attorney for your particular case. Nothing herein shall create an attorney/client relationship.