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DUI / Criminal Traffic Defense

DUI/Criminal Traffic Defense Attorney in Washington, D.C.


If you were arrested for drunk driving, your driver’s license could be revoked by the DC DMV within at least ten (10) Days. Actions taken by the DMV are separate and apart from your pending criminal case at the DC superior court. An officer was required to serve you with a notice of proposed revocation. Whether he did or not, the DMV can take action against you. It is important to contact a lawyer right away so you do not miss any deadlines concerning your driving privileges.

If you are facing a license revocation or a CDL disqualification call Riley Legal immediately for help. You may have defenses or options that enable you to retain your right to drive.

If you received a DC traffic ticket you must request a hearing within 30 calendar days of the ticket issue date. Failure to schedule a hearing within 30 days may result in the ticket fine doubling. Failure to respond within 60 calendar days may result in a finding of liability and a suspension of your D.C. Driver’s license or your privilege to drive in D.C. Payment of a ticket is an admission of guilt and may lead to points on your record. Don't pay it if you want to contest it.

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Riley Legal zealously represents people in the D.C. Superior Court. Mr. Riley also has over 14 years of experience defending clients charged with criminal traffic matters such as DUI/ DWI /Drunk Driving, Driving While Revoked and Driving While Suspended, No Permit, Operating after Suspension, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Speeding and Fleeing. He also practices law in Maryland.

Riley Legal has successfully represented hundreds of drivers at moving violation and license revocation/suspension hearings at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles including Drunk Driving License Revocation Hearings, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Revocations, Ignition Interlock cases, Moving Violations, Non-moving violations, and License Reinstatement Hearings. Additionally, Riley Legal represents vehicle-for-hire drivers (Uber/Taxi/Limousine) who have been targeted by the DC DFHV at the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Riley Legal also represents clients charged with criminal misdemeanors and felonies, violation of probation, cases in juvenile court, expungements, and appeals. If you have been charged with drunk driving or another crime it is important to promptly consult with an attorney to review all the defenses available to you, answer all of your questions, and help guide you through the process.

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    "This is the lawyer you need to be hiring if you need a well-educated and experienced lawyer. Mr. Riley cares about his clients."
    - Matthew A.
    "Sean was so helpful and professional. He made everything so easy and really seemed to care about helping. I even missed our first meeting together and he still fought for me. Thanks!"
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    "Mr. Riley was very professional while keeping things comfortable and positive. Very quick response as well a better understanding of my case. A great pick to have in your corner. 10/10! Thanks again Mr. Riley."
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    "Mr. Sean Riley dismissed my ticket which would have added 3 points to my license. He was efficient and quick to help me with my needs. I recommend Mr. Sean Riley. He will take care of your tickets!"
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Attorney Sean Riley

Sean Riley is an experienced traffic attorney practicing law in Washington D.C. He is a knowledgeable authority on D.C. traffic laws and regulations and interrelated areas of administrative and criminal law. Mr. Riley is known for zealous client representation and a commitment to results.

He has successfully represented hundreds of drivers at moving violation and license revocation/suspension hearings at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. Mr. Riley also has over 10 years of experience defending clients charged with criminal traffic matters such as driving under the influence (DUI) driving while impaired (DWI) and reckless driving at the D.C. Superior Court.

Mr. Riley graduated from UDC David A. Clarke School of Law (J.D. 2003, Dean's Cup Award, Jack Olender Award, Joseph Rauh Scholar, President American Constitution Society) and the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs (San Francisco, CA). Sean Riley is licensed to practice law in D.C. and MD.

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