The Best Fairfax DUI Lawyer is a Former Fairfax Prosecutor

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious traffic related charge with repercussions that put you in financial jeopardy, impact your driver’s license and in some cases your liberty. As a former DUI prosecutor turned DUI criminal defense lawyer, Erik Jurgensen is in your corner fighting to get you the justice for which you’re entitled.


Hiring a DUI Defense Lawyer: What We Do

Driving under the influence (DUI) cases involve specific issues that should not be left to anyone other than an experienced DUI defense attorney. Fighting to safeguard your rights, here’s what we do:

  1. Analyze the evidence of your case
  2. Build a trial strategy
  3. Represent you with the state prosecutor
  4. Provide legal representation with the court

What is a DUI?

Virginia Code Section 18.2-266

The state asserts that it is illegal for a “person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume”.

Additionally, the state defines a DUI as driving “under the influence of any narcotic drug or any other self-administered intoxicant or drug of whatsoever nature, or any combination of such drugs, to a degree which impairs his ability to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train safely”.

What It Means

This means that DUI charges can be filed for driving any type of motorized engine (including mopeds and golf carts) under the influence of both alcohol and drugs. Nonetheless, one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) generally fuels the state’s case and in some cases, our criminal defense lawyers know exactly how to dismantle it.

Drunk Driving in Northern Virginia

Virginia has some of the most stringent driving under the influence (DUI) laws in the nation, and for a good reason. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles shares that 32 percent of all 2019 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related with 264 of the 827 fatalities being alcohol-related.

There’s Still Hope

Considering there are an average of 253.4 DUI arrests per 1000 people and 18,648 DUI convictions in 2019, it stands to reason that DUI arrests don’t always result in a conviction. While you may feel the state has a strong case against you, a resilient, experienced and connected DUI lawyer can help you fight this!

What To Do If You Were Charged with a DUI

Charged with a DUI? The first thing you need to know is that timing is critical so contact us as soon as possible to tell us what happened. If your constitutional rights were violated, we’ll need to start building your defense as soon as possible.

Depending on your unique circumstances, we will review your case, develop a strategy and potentially suggest any pre-trial programs which may reflect favorably at your trial. Contact us today to start building your DUI defense now.

Local DUI Attorney Serving the VA

While the law offices of David Marks Law are only seconds away from the Fairfax County Courthouse, our DUI criminal defense lawyer serves all of Northern Virginia. We’ve successfully handled cases in the following local court systems.

Your voice. Your advocate. Your guide.

Erik Jurgensen, DUI lawyer in Fairfax, VA, has the experience and connections to advocate and guide you through the process. Contact us to get started now.


We only take on cases we believe in and think we can win. Let us win for you.

No matter what you are going through, we are here to help. Timing is critical, so contact us as soon as possible to tell us what happened.


Law Offices of David L. Marks
10513 Judicial Drive, Suite 204
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-385-1983 fax

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