Richmond DUI Defense Lawyer

Get Effective DUI Defense in Richmond, VA

Have you been arrested and charged with drunk driving? Your liberty, your livelihood, and your future are all on the line. Whatever the circumstances of your arrest, a skilled Richmond DUI attorney can fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed or win acquittal at trial. However, not all attorneys have the same criminal defense experience.

Why Choose Us? 

  • Attorney Paul C. Galanides at the Law Office of Paul C. Galanides, P.C. is one of the most experienced and well-equipped DUI lawyers in Richmond.
  • For 23 years, his clients have relied on his zealousness for the truth, his unmatched research and investigative skills, and his unwillingness to let his clients fail.
  • As a prosecutor, Attorney Galanides attended a weeklong intensive Advanced DUI Training for Prosecutors and Police, with a select group of law-enforcement officers and fellow prosecutors.
  • Mr. Galanides has experience on 'both' sides of the courtroom, allowing him to craft defenses that challenge the state's case and get his clients the results they need.

Get a free initial consultation today by calling (804) 977-0110, or contact the firm online. Get answers quickly—the sooner you start, the stronger your case will be.

DUI Penalties in the Virginia Commonwealth

Driving with a beer bottle in hand - DUI Defense in VA

DUI penalties in Richmond are steep and they only get steeper if you become a repeat offender. Fighting every charge could help get your charges dismissed, either by attacking the prosecutor's case or proving that your rights were violated during the arrest. Presenting a strong case could at the very least help reduce your charges, keeping you from paying heavy fines and serving time.

The consequences of a DUI in Virginia include:

  • Up to 12 months in jail for first offense
  • Mandatory jail time for second or subsequent offenses
  • Mandatory jail time for an Elevated BAC
  • Up to $2,500 in fines
  • License revocation

​​​​​​Given the consequences you might be facing, this is no time to go hunting for a “bargain” lawyer. Quality representation is always worth the price. The Law Office of Paul C. Galanides, P.C. builds cases by partnering with our clients to develop their most effective defenses. As a former public defender and seasoned prosecutor, Attorney Paul C. Galanides is equipped to anticipate the state's case against you, crafting a defense that is tailored to your specific situation.

Get a free initial consultation and talk to our DUI lawyers today! Call (804) 977-0110 or use our short online form.


“I'm inspired to fight for the rights our constitution guarantees us, and to attempt to truly make a difference.”

- Paul C. Galanides
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