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Here is an overview of D.C.'s DUI / DWI laws.                             

This site covers Washington, D.C.'s DWI / DUI law.  For information on Virginia's DWI / DUI law, click here.

Albo & Oblon, L.L.P is a unique DWI defense firm serving Washington, D.C.

We have been called . . . "Top Lawyers" (2013) and "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Washingtonian magazine. (2006)

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

. . . "Top Criminal Lawyers," by Northern Virginia magazine (2014).

. . . "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine. (2014-2006).

Albo & Oblon attorneys are ready for prime time!  Lawyers from our firm had regularly appeared as legal experts on the national and international news, including the FOX News and CNN networks.  Click here for a full listing

We have prosecution experience.  Some of our lawyers, such as Thomas Key pictured here, are former prosecutors.  Experience from both sides of the aisle give us a rounded perspective. 

 Why learn about D.C. DWI / DUI law from lawyers with such backgrounds?

                                Because this is serious stuff!

Little is more stressful than being charged with a DWI / DUI in the District of Columbia. 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."

The District's DWI / DUI law is surprisingly complicated. The law occupies several pages of the D.C. Code. Conversely, the law outlawing murder is a mere sentence!  It also involves proceedings in both the Superior Court and the DMV. 

Washington, D.C. cases can involve constitutional issues, statutory construction issues, scientific issues, and factual issues. 

This site is designed to give you an overview of D.C. DWI / 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 DWI or DUI in the future. There is only one 100% way to avoid a DWI conviction -- don’t drink and drive. This means, do not even have one beer before getting behind the wheel of an automobile. Washington, D.C. is one of the few jurisdictions with an effective zero tolerance law.  The laws in Washington, D.C. are extremely strict; and a conviction will result in very harsh punishment. It is just not worth it.

Our firm’s D.C. DWI / DUI section has experienced lawyers who aggressively defend these serious cases. The section leader, David A. Oblon, is a nationally known attorney.  

We teach DWI / DUI laws to other lawyers, we feature former prosectors, and we have been featured numerous times in the media. 


Since people who meet with us usually hire us, we never have to charge an initial consultation fee for Washington, D.C. DWI / DUI cases. 

To contact our firm, please leave an e-mail at our Contact Us page, or call (703) 312-0410.  We are located at 2200 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1201, Arlington, Virginia  22201 (on top of the Courthouse Metrorail station). 

To learn more, visit our About Us. page.  © 2015-2005 Albo & Oblon, L.L.P.

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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.