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DUI Charges? Cody Villalon Will Fight To Preserve Your Driving Privileges.

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Richmond DUI Defense Lawyer Fights for Your Rights

Driving in Richmond, Virginia, is a privilege that comes with great responsibility. While most people take this seriously and are safe when behind the wheel and on the road, mistakes — like driving under the influence — can happen. In such cases, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance from a knowledgeable Richmond DUI defense lawyer to protect your rights and navigate the legal process effectively.

The penalties for being charged and convicted of a DUI are significant – even life- changing.

The representation provided by the right legal professional is crucial to protecting yourself, your family, and your future. If you are pulled over and charged with a DUI, immediately contact Cody Villalon , a Richmond DUI defense attorney at 804-316-0765. He is ready to leverage his knowledge and experience on your behalf.

 Why Choose Cody Villalon as Your Richmond DUI Attorney

He Has What it Takes to Make a Difference in Your Case

If you have been charged with a DUI you are in a serious situation. The outcome of your case can have far-reaching effects.  Identifying the best attorney to represent you is the first, and most important, thing to do. It is critical that you work with the right attorney — one with specific DUI experience, knowledge in how the local systems work, and an appreciation of the position you are in.

Cody Villalon is this person. He is nonjudgmental; he knows that mistakes happen.  And he recognizes that no two DUI cases are identical. He takes the time to understand the specifics of each situation. In short, he is committed to the well-being of his clients and works tirelessly to protect them throughout the legal process.   Take a moment and consider all that he brings to his clients.

  • Significant Experience: For more than a decade Cody has provided outstanding service to individuals charged with DUIs who live in and around Richmond.
  • Specific Knowledge: DUI laws are complex. Cody understands these charges, what the prosecutors need to prove guilt, and the potential punishments.
  • Local Relationships: Cody Villalon has formed relationships with prosecutors, judges, and other legal professionals. When you work with him, you benefit from these relationships.  They help when negotiating plea bargains and expediting legal processes. Ultimately, this can reduce stress and lead to more favorable outcomes.
  • Free Consultations: Our firm provides every client a free consultation on their case. This includes reviewing all relevant information and developing a plan to move forward. This helps you understand how we can impact your life and ensure you are choosing the right attorney for your needs.

The combination of these traits, along with his compassionate and hands-on service approach, makes Cody Villalon the ideal choice as a DUI attorney.  He knows how to manage sensitive cases like this and works diligently to protect his clients and minimize penalties.

Understanding How We Can Help You

Cody Villalon Handles Your Case Personally, From Start to Finish

If you have been charged with a DUI, having a knowledgeable attorney by your side is important. They will ensure your rights are protected and oversee the legal process on your behalf.

When you engage Cody Villalon as your Virginia DUI lawyer, you can be sure that you will receive a top-notch defense. Your case will never be assigned to a legal assistant; Cody leads the defense for each of his clients.  If you have been charged with a DUI, immediately contact his office. Cody appreciates the urgency of these charges and will make himself available to meet with you immediately.

Do not speak to the police officers or anyone else until he arrives. You don’t want to accidentally incriminate yourself. 

Once Cody meets with you, he will review the entirety of the evidence available and will investigate the situation.  This includes studying police reports, interviewing witnesses, and making sure the proper procedures were followed during the course of your arrest. He will ensure you are properly supported during any questioning or court proceedings. If he notices that proper procedures were not followed, or that you were not provided with an attorney when one was requested, the charges may be invalidated.

You can expect Cody to represent you at your arraignment and assist with bail proceedings.  In many cases, if you have been charged with a DUI, there will be evidence that is difficult to refute. This can include breathalyzers, blood tests, or field sobriety tests. While you may have been found guilty of a DUI, it does not mean that you have to accept the most severe penalty possible. In many cases, you can plead down your charges and negotiate a reduced penalty. This can include lower fines, retaining your driving privileges, and even keeping the charge off your record.

When you have an experienced DUI attorney by your side, they can provide the support you need to negotiate a plea to receive a more favorable outcome.

Finally, if your case goes to court you can rest assured that Cody will have built a strong defense based on his in-depth knowledge of the law and his experience in cases like yours. Along with his team, he will fully prepare you in case you need to testify and will be available to handle any necessary appeals.

The support of an attorney with a reputation for success is invaluable.  Cody Villalon is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who is committed to providing the residents of Richmond and the surrounding areas with the high-quality defense they deserve.

DUI charges require immediate action. Contact him today at 804-316-0765 to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked DUI Questions

Cody Responds to Your Most Common Concerns

Facing a DUI charge in Richmond is concerning. If you have been charged with a DUI, it’s likely that you have a lot of questions.  After all, your world has been turned upside down. While many questions require knowledge of your situation to address, there are some questions that can be satisfied with more general answers. We have shared those, along with our responses, below.

What is a PBT?

PBT stands for Preliminary Breathalyzer Test. This is the tube the police would ask you to blow into if they have a reasonable suspicion of DUI. You do not have to consent to this test, but if you refuse you will likely be arrested and required to take a formal breathalyzer test at the police station. Refusal could also result in additional charges.

Do I have to take a breathalyzer test if I am arrested for DUI in Virginia?

Yes, you do. The Implied Consent Law in Virginia requires those arrested for DUI to take a breathalyzer test at the police station.

I got pulled over and was drinking and driving. Should I confess in order to make the process move more quickly?  

No, do not confess and do not say anything to anyone. Contact Cody Villalon right away. The factors surrounding your traffic stop and arrest can impact the case against you. Cody knows what to look for and can help protect your future.

What are the DUI penalties for a first offense in Richmond?

First offense DUI penalties in Richmond are categorized by breath alcohol content (BAC).  The least serious charge is for a first offense with a BAC of .08 to .14.  Penalties can include up to 12 months in jail, a $250 fine, a suspended license for 12 months and ignition lock for a minimum of 6 months.  Higher first-time offender BACs result in more severe punishment.

We hope this information addresses some of your concerns.  Please contact Cody Villalon at 804-316-0765 for answers to your other questions.

Cody Villalon Is Ready to Help With Your DUI Charges

Providing Legal Defense and Support

The value a skilled and reputable attorney can bring to you if you have been charged with a DUI is considerable. In addition to the legal penalties, a DUI on your record can impact your personal and professional life and lead to significant increases in auto insurance rates. Because of this, being able to properly defend your DUI is extremely important. You want an experienced professional on your side, one who knows how to handle serious charges like this.

Cody Villalon, a skilled criminal defense attorney has extensive experience handling cases like this and is well-known throughout the Richmond area for the outstanding service he provides.

Call VA DUI Lawyer Cody Villalon and His Team Today

Time, in the case of DUI charges, is incredibly valuable.  Contacting Cody Villalon immediately, before you say a word to the police, is in your best interests. He will ensure that you are aware of your rights and legal options and work tirelessly as he represents you throughout the entire legal process.

Don’t hesitate.  Call the team today at 804-316-0765 to learn more about the support we can provide.

Attorney Cody Villalon Richmond, VA


Cody Villalon is a criminal defense attorney in Richmond, VA representing clients accused of violent offenses and DUIs, and he specializes in serious criminal charges. He possesses more than 10 years of legal experience, has defended more than 1,000 cases, and has spent more than 5,000 hours in court. He is highly professional and well-respected by prosecutors and judges. [ Attorney Bio ]


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