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Richmond DUI Defense Lawyer

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

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Do You Need a CDL DUI Lawyer?

Being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is always cause for concern, but if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and are arrested for a CDL DUI, the impact on your life can be even more significant.  After all, driving is your livelihood — it’s how you support yourself and your family. If you are found guilty, the consequences can impact your ability to earn a living.

If you find yourself in this position, taking action to protect yourself, your family, and your future is a must.

Engaging the services of a CDL DUI lawyer should be the very first thing you do.

You want to work with a professional you can trust, someone who knows how to handle cases like this. Attorney Cody Villalon is well-versed in the intricacies of CDL DUI arrests and is experienced in representing those entrenched in these worrisome situations.  HIs commitment to the community is well-known in Richmond and the surrounding area; his is often the first call for many facing serious charges.

Contact Cody Villalon today at 804-316-0765 to schedule your free consultation. This meeting will allow him to learn the details of your case and provide you the opportunity to see firsthand how he interacts with his clients.

Providing You the CDL DUI Defense Services You Need

Why Cody Villalon Is the Right Choice for You

The number of criminal defense attorneys in Virginia is significant, and choosing the right one to represent you can be overwhelming. The decision becomes easier when you understand the qualities that make a difference.

Cody Villalon is often the attorney of choice for those charged with CDL DUI in Virginia. Consider why so many engage our firm to represent them against their criminal charges:

  • Detailed knowledge of CDL DUI laws in Virginia.
  • Hands-on experience working in the Virginia criminal courts, resulting in established relationships with judges and prosecutors.
  • A commitment to targeted, attentive service provided directly by Cody Villalon. He personally handles each client’s defense.
  • Feedback from clients sharing their satisfaction with both the process and results.

Protecting his clients’ rights, their ability to work, their privilege of driving, and their future are the goals for which Cody Villalon strives each and every day. Contact him to learn more about how he can leverage his knowledge, experience, and approach on your behalf.

Understanding the Entirety of Our CDL DUI Defense Services

Providing Case Management from Beginning to End

Measuring success, with regard to CDL DUI, is personal: it is dependent upon the charges against you, the evidence, and your history. What one person considers a win can be very different from someone else.

That said, the road to success for each client is also unique, and understanding the ins and outs of the law is critical.  Cody Villalon knows this and is able to leverage his experience and approach on your behalf. As we embark on this serious journey together, you can rely on Cody to:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation of your case. He makes sure to review the circumstances surrounding your arrest, police reports, and blood and breathalyzer results, and he personally interviews all witnesses.
  • Carefully review the details of your arrest in order to determine if your rights were violated.
  • Compassionately communicate with you, taking time to ensure you understand the totality of the charges against you as well as all possible consequences.
  • Accurately complete and file all necessary paperwork.
  • Negotiate charges with the prosecutor on your behalf.
  • Strategically build your defense.
  • Prepare you to testify, if necessary.
  • Represent you in court.
  • File any necessary appeals.

Cody Villalon’s dedication to his clients is remarkable. He personally manages their cases from beginning to end. Your case will never be assigned to an associate or staff attorney; Cody will handle the entire process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cody Villalon, Virginia CDL DUI Attorney, Addresses His Clients’ Most Common Concerns

As a driver of a commercial vehicle, being charged with a CDL DUI is overwhelming; it’s natural that you have questions. We have shared some of those asked most often, along with our responses, below.

What is the legal limit for blood alcohol for a commercial driver?

Those who operate commercial vehicles must comply with stricter regulations than those who drive passenger vehicles. In fact, by driving your commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04 or higher you can face Class 3 misdemeanor charges.  However, if your BAC is .08 or higher, you can be charged with a CDL DUI. If found guilty, you face harsher penalties. Your CDL DUI attorney can shed more light on these charges.

I was arrested for driving my personal vehicle while intoxicated. Will that impact my job?

Yes, you may be in danger of losing your CDL license for a period of time. If you are facing charges for a second offense, you could lose your license permanently.  Engaging a CDL DUI attorney in Virginia in cases like this is a wise decision.

What are the consequences for a first-time CDL DUI offender?

Virginia takes these charges seriously, even for first-time offenders.  Penalties may include CDL suspensions, fines, and even prison time. Contributing factors include your BAC level, the materials you were transporting, and whether you cooperated with blood and breathalyzer testing. Your Virginia CDL DUI lawyer can provide more details about possible penalties in your specific case.

These questions and answers likely only touch the surface of your concerns. For more specific information regarding your case, schedule a free consultation with Cody Villalon.

Cody Villalon Aggressively Defends Those Accused of CDL DUIs

Our Goal Is to Minimize the Impact of these Charges on Your Life

Cody Villalon has been providing full-service CDL DUI defense services to drivers in Virginia for over a decade. He understands that good people sometimes make bad choices, and that law enforcement is not always right.

Each of his clients receives his full and complete attention; no detail is too small and no question insignificant.

By leveraging his knowledge of law as it relates to CDL DUIs and his commitment to providing personalized defense services, Cody Villalon continues to make a positive impact on both his clients and his community.

Control What You Can — Contact Us Today

When life seems to be spiraling, getting a grasp on what you are able to can be calming and provide you with a sense of control. Engaging a DUI lawyer for CDL drivers in Virginia is the first step you can take to manage the legal process and prepare for the future.

That said, you want to act quickly; time is precious, especially in instances like this. Cody Villalon appreciates your need for guidance and counsel; he is available to meet with you immediately.  Act now and schedule your free consultation. Call us at 804.316.0765 to schedule your complimentary case review today.

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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