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Anthony Montagna is a Chesapeake DUI lawyer
Anthony Montagna, III is a Chesapeake DUI  lawyer

ANTHONY MONTAGNA, III

  • SPECIALIZING IN DUI CASES IN CHESAPEAKE, VA

  • WINNING DUI CASES AND PROVIDING UNMATCHED LEGAL REPRESENTATION SINCE 1993 

  • MILITARY, UNION, FIRST RESPONDER, RETIRED, AND STUDENT DISCOUNTS

  • TOUGH, SKILLED AND HONEST

  • 757-625-3500

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MONTAGNA KLEIN CAMDEN LLP

  • 175+ YEARS OF COMBINED LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • CHESAPEAKE DUI LAWYERS

  • THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED CLIENTS

  • 757-625-3500

THREE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Anthony L. Montagna, III, an experienced  Chesapeake DUI lawyer, and the lawyers at Montagna Klein Camden have over 175 years of combined legal experience.  The Chesapeake DUI lawyers at Montagna Klein Camden LLP have handled hundreds of DUI’s and other serious traffic charges.  

Anthony’s Newport News office is conveniently located across the street from the shipyard  at 4302 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607.  On the Southside in Norfolk, client’s can visit Anthony at his Norfolk office, 425 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 and in Virginia Beach at One Columbus Center, Suite 600, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 

Many of our clients are locals, union workers, students, vacationers, and military men and women.  We offer reasonable fees, discounts, and payment plans in most cases.

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SOME OF OUR DUI/DWI RESULTS:

ALTHOUGH EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT AND THE RESULTS OF ONE CASE DO NOT GUARANTEE RESULTS IN A DIFFERENT CASE, SOME OF ANTHONY MONTAGNA,  III’S FAVORABLE DUI/DWI RESULTS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. DUI with a B.A.C. of .24: DISMISSED
  2. DUI AND REFUSAL: REFUSAL Nolle Prosequi (Dismissed without Prejudice) and  DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
  3. DUI-2ND OFFENSE AND REFUSAL: Both charges Nolle Prosequi (Dismissed without Prejudice)
  4. DUI: GUILTY OF RECKLESS DRIVING
  5. DUI-Drugs: GUILTY OF RECKLESS DRIVING
  6. Client charged with DUI, Second offense: Guilty of Reckless Driving
  7. DUI: Guilty of Reckless Driving
  8. Client charged with DUI: Guilty of Wet Reckless Driving
  9. Client charged with DUI, Refusal, and Revoked Operator’s License: DISMISSED
  10. DUI and Refusal: DISMISSED
  11. Client charged with DUI and Refusal:  Client plead to Reckless Driving and refusal charge taken under advisement for one year and to be dismissed if in compliance
  12. Client, a Naval office, charged with DUI and Refusal: Both charges DISMISSED
  13. DUI-Second Offense:  Client guilty of DUI-First Offense, no active jail time
  14. Client charged with DUI-First Offense and DUI-Second Offense on same day and in front of same Judge: BOTH CHARGES DISMISSED
  15. Client charged with DUI-First Offense.  Client had BAC of .18, which would normally require a mandatory minimum of 5 days in Jail.  All jail time suspended.

IMPAIRED DRIVING IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM – PLEASE DO NOT BECOME A STATISTIC

Pursuant to “Impaired Driving: Get the Facts” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 This is one death every 50 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2″

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Facts 2016 data: alcohol-impaired driving. U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; 2017 Available at: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812450external icon Accessed 16 April 2018.
  2. Blincoe LJ, Miller TR, Zaloshnja E, Lawrence BA. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The economic and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes, 2010. (Revised). U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; 2015. Available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/812013.pdfpdf iconexternal icon. Accessed 16 April 2018.

Impaired driving, DUI, and DWI are serious problems.  If you have a drinking or drug problem, get help.  If you find yourself charged with DUI or DWI, rest comfortably that Montagna Law is here to help you and to provide unmatched legal representation.

Please do not drink and drive. Alcohol can have some subtle effects on a person.  However, if you are charged with DUI/DWI in Norfolk, VA, contact Montagna Law.  We can discuss with you whether you may need a forensic toxicologist.  In any case, Montagna Law is here to help

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IMPAIRED DRIVING IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM – PLEASE DO NOT BECOME A STATISTIC

Pursuant to “Impaired Driving: Get the Facts” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 This is one death every 50 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2″

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic Safety Facts 2016 data: alcohol-impaired driving. U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; 2017 Available at: https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812450external icon Accessed 16 April 2018.
  2. Blincoe LJ, Miller TR, Zaloshnja E, Lawrence BA. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The economic and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes, 2010. (Revised). U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC; 2015. Available at: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pubs/812013.pdfpdf iconexternal icon. Accessed 16 April 2018.

Impaired driving, DUI, and DWI are serious problems.  If you have a drinking or drug problem, get help.  If you find yourself charged with DUI or DWI, rest comfortably knowing that Montagna Law is here to help you and to provide unmatched legal representation.

AGGRESSIVE, SKILLED, TRIAL TESTED

When you need a Chesapeake DUI lawyer, you should call the best. Anthony has been zealously representing civilian and military personnel in DUI and serious traffic cases since 1993.  Anthony has the knowledge,  skill, and compassion to obtain the most favorable dispositions for his clients. Anthony will carefully explain all the elements and penalties of a DUI and will “walk with you every step of the way” during the course of his representation of you.

 

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When someone is charged with a DUI in Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or anywhere in Hampton Roads, he or she is often afraid, nervous, and concerned.  With Anthony by your side, you can rest easily knowing that he will represent you like he would want a colleague to represent his family member.  Anthony is tough as nails and appreciates the opportunity to serve you.

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Montagna Law are tough Chesapeake DUI lawyers

BIO:

Anthony was born on August 19, 1968 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. After several months, he and his family moved to Norfolk, Virginia, his father’s home town.

Anthony graduated from Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, VA in 1986.  After graduation, he attended and graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.  At the University of Richmond, Anthony was awarded Intermediate Honors and was a proud member of the the Dean’s List.

After graduating from the University of Richmond, Anthony attended and graduated from The University of Akron School of Law in 1993. Upon graduating from law school, Anthony joined his father as a partner at Montagna & Montagna, P.C. in Norfolk, VA.

As a partner at Montagna & Montagna, P.C., Anthony assisted individuals in many fields of law.  Over the years, Anthony has handled bankruptcy, debt collection, worker’s compensation, personal injury, family law, DUI and traffic, security clearance, criminal, and corporation cases.

As the son of an attorney who served his country proudly on active duty and in the reserves in the United States Navy Jag Corps, Anthony has the necessary experience and knowledge to ensure you get the results that you want. He has been involved in the law since 1993 and is well known for his knowledge of the law and familiarity with the judges in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and all of Hampton Roads, VA.

In his free time, Anthony enjoys travelling, reading, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his family.  He particularly enjoys spending time with his daughter, Phoebe, who is 18 and attends Hollins University.

COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS:

“Practicing law since 1993, I know each DUI/DWI case in Chesapeake, VA is different, and I provide personalized attention for each client,” says Anthony. “I am committed  to providing my clients with zealous and skillful representation. I know that my client’s case is a serious concern, and I treat every client like I would want my family treated. I am here to guide you through the complexities of your case and to provide you simple, straightforward answers to your questions.”

A CHESAPEAKE DUI LAWYER WHO HAS WELL ROUNDED EXPERIENCE:

In addition to representing individuals who were seriously injured as the result of the negligence of others, Anthony has successfully defended individuals charged with serious criminal and traffic offenses, like murder, rape, robbery, hit and run, and DUI. He has represented men and women dealing with contested and uncontested divorce, custody, and support issues. Anthony is driven to succeed and prides himself on his extensive preparatory research – vital to a favorable verdict.

Anthony strives to answer all questions, to provide regular updates and return all phone calls. If you want an attorney who will think outside of the box, make your case a priority and work hard for you, Anthony is the attorney for you.

THREE REASONS TO SELECT ANTHONY MONTAGNA, III

1. When you consider hiring an attorney, know that Anthony is here to help you. He is uniquely qualified to handle your simplest or most complex legal matter. Anthony will fight for you in court to ensure that your rights and entitlements are fully protected. He is only satisfied when you are satisfied and amazes people with his quick response to telephone and email requests.

2. Anthony practiced law with his father for over 20 years before he joined Montagna Klein Camden LLP. Anthony’s father was a retired Captain from the Naval Reserves and former Judge Advocate General (JAG). Anthony Montagna, Jr. taught Anthony everything about the division of military pensions, Survivor Benefit Plans (SBP), Thrift Savings Plans (TSP), and Leave and Earning Statements (LES). With the knowledge he acquired from working with his father, Anthony is ready to tackle your divorce, custody and support issues.

3. Since 1993, Anthony has defended military and civilian individuals charged with DUI and  serious crimes. He has won countless driving under the influence, reckless driving and traffic cases. As an attorney who has successfully represented individuals charged with murder, abduction, strangulation, rape, robbery, and drug crimes, Anthony is well known for his aggressive representation and complete preparation in defending his clients. Additionally, Anthony has successfully obtained large settlements and trial verdicts for his clients, who were injured in serious automobile, motorcycle, and trucking accidents. When you need a lawyer who thinks outside of the box and obtains great results, call Anthony today.

HIGHLY SKILLED CHESAPEAKE DUI LAWYERS, WHO YOU CAN TRUST

When you want skilled DUI lawyers for your case in Chesapeake, VA, you cannot go wrong calling Anthony Montagna, III and Montagna Law. Anthony has been zealously representing civilian and military personnel in DUI cases since 1993.

Anthony has the knowledge, skill, and compassion to obtain the most favorable dispositions for his clients.  Anthony will carefully explain all the elements and penalties of a DUI and will “walk with you every step of the way” during the course of his representation of you.

CALL TODAY: 757-625-3500

WHAT IS A DUI?

What are the intoxicated related offenses? Driving While intoxicated Section 18.2-266 Five ways to convict:

  • While a person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided under Article
  • While under the influence of alcohol
  • While under the influence of any narcotic or self administered intoxicant or drug to which it impairs the person’s ability to drive safely.
  • While a person is under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs that impairs his ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • While such a person has a blood concentration of any of the following substances at a level that is equal to or greater than 0.02 milligrams of cocaine per liter of blood, 0.1 milligrams of methamphetamine per liter of blood, 0.01 milligrams of phencyclidine per liter of blood, or 0.1 milligrams of 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine per liter of blood.

First Offense:

  • A class I misdemeanor, up to 12 months in jail and a $2500.00 fine, with a mandatory minimum fine of $250.00. If the defendant’s BAC is at least .15 but not more than .20, the defendant must serve a mandatory minimum sentence of five days. If the BAC is more than .20, the defendant must serve a mandatory minimum 10 day jail sentence.
  • Defendant must complete Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP), if ordered.
  • Suspension of driver’s license for 12 months, with court discretion for a restricted driver’s license.
  • If the BAC was .15 or more, installation of an ignition interlock system is mandated for a minimum of six months on any vehicle registered to or owned by the defendant.

Second Offense:

  • Within 5 years: a Class I misdemeanor and a mandatory minimum fine of $500 and a jail sentence not less than one month, with a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 20 days; if the BAC is at least .15 but not more than .20, an additional 10 days is added to the mandatory minimum sentence; if the BAC is more than .20, the additional mandatory jail sentence is 20 days.
  • Within 5 to 10 years: a Class I misdemeanor and a mandatory minimum fine of $500.00 and a jail sentence of not less than one month with a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days; if the BAC is at least .15 but not more than .20, the defendant must serve an additional mandatory jail sentence of 10 days and the total mandatory fine is $1000.00; if the BAC is more than .20, the defendant must serve an additional mandatory jail sentence of 20 days and the total mandatory fine is $1000.00.
  • Driver’s license suspended for three years.
  • Restricted license may be obtained after four months, if second offense occurred between 5 and 10 years ago.
  • Restricted license may be obtained after 1 year if second offense is within 5 years.
  • All restricted licenses require ignition interlock system for a period of time not to exceed the period of license suspension and restriction, but not less than 6 months.

Third Offense within 10 years:

  • A Class VI felony, up to 5 years in the penitentiary and a $2,500.00 fine
  • If third offense is within 5 years, mandatory minimum $1,000.00 fine and mandatory minimum jail sentence of 6 months
  • Mandatory minimum jail sentence of 90 days, if not within 5 years
  • Indefinite license suspension.

Fourth or Subsequent Offense within 10 years:

  • Class VI felony, mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year and $1,000.00 fine.

DUI QUESTIONS:

What are field sobriety tests? They are used to assist officers in evaluating whether an individual is impaired. The most common field tests are: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), nose touch, alphabet, one leg stand, walk and turn, and preliminary breath test (PBT).

  1. HGN: measures involuntary jerking of eyes.
  2. Nose touch: touching nose with finger.
  3. Alphabet: reciting alphabet from A to Z or from any letter to another, without singing.
  4. Standing on one foot with other foot raised six inches off the ground for 30 seconds.
  5. Walk and turn: walking nine steps, up and back, on a real or imaginary line.
  6. PBT: not admissible at trial, but may be offered at suppression hearings to justify probable cause; a small hand held breath testing device.

The police officer never told me of my rights, is that Ok? A police officer is not required to Mirandize everyone. An individual must only be advised of his rights if he is in custody and questioned by the police. Generally, a police officer does not need to advise an individual of his rights if he is stopped only for an investigative detention. However, the police officer must have stopped the individual based on a reasonable, articulable suspicion.

What is implied consent? If you drive a motor vehicle on a highway, as defined in the code, that you agree to submit to the breathalyzer or blood test to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs.

What are the approved interlock devices?

ALCOLOCK:
WR2
LR
Drager:
XT
7000
Intoxalock:
1001A
Pending
LifeSafer:
FC100
L250
Smart Start:
2020
2030
701

What are some frequently asked ASAP questions?
1.  How long will I be under ASAP supervision?
You will be under ASAP supervision for the entire term the court imposes which varies from case to
case.
2.  Is ASAP a 10-week class only?
No, while a 10-week education class may be one required component of ASAP probation, supervision
monitoring, ignition interlock monitoring, substance abuse treatment (if required) and any special
conditions ordered by the court may apply.
3.  Can I transfer to another ASAP?
Yes, under certain circumstances you may be able to transfer to another ASAP. You will need to contact
your ASAP case manager for this request.
4.  Can I bring family or friends with me to the ASAP classes?
No, family members and friends are not permitted in the ASAP class.
5.  What happens if I miss an ASAP class?
ASAP class attendance is mandatory. Your case manager will provide information to you regarding
missed classes.
6.  Can I drive to a gas station or grocery store?
The DC261 provides information on the approved destination restrictions. Please refer to this
document.
7.  Does the ASAP select the ignition interlock vendor for me?
No, you are responsible for selecting the ignition interlock vendor from the state approved vendor list.
8.  Can I drive before I get the ignition interlock installed?
No, you must have the ignition interlock installed before you can drive anywhere.
9.  Who tells the DMV when I complete the ASAP?
The ASAP will electronically enter completion into the DMV system once all ASAP requirements have
been met.
10. Will all my ASAP fees have to be paid before I can get my license?
Yes, all your ASAP fees will have to be paid in full before you can get a license. The DMV will not issue
you a driver’s license until completion has been entered in the DMV system by the local ASAP.

Do you have a link to ASAP?

Yes.  See ASAP Link

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When you have the difficult choice of selecting an attorney for a DUI in Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or anywhere in Hampton Roads, call a proven winner, Anthony Montagna, III. As  Chesapeake DUI lawyers, Anthony Montagna, III and the lawyers at Montagna Law will fight for you and defend your rights.

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A Few of the Clients We Have Helped

  • "Mr. Montagna was the BEST!! I had reckless driving and 2 seatbelt violations ( one for a minor) and he got my whole case DISMISSED!! He is definitely the go to guy for your case… I couldn’t appreciate and thank him enough!"

    Sky B.
  • "Simply the best in the business. Got my 67 in a 35 mph reduced from reckless driving to an improper driving. He let me know what to do before court and I followed everything exactly. Would highly recommend him for any traffic case."

    Wesley F.
  • "Mr. Anthony Montagna understood the assignment! I am so glad I retained him. He is very professional, understanding, attentive, and easy to reach. He will make sure you get the best results as possible. Thank again Mr. Anthony and Kelly for taking care of me and serving me at my best. If anybody is thinking about looking into this law firm, please look no further!"

    Tiara S.
  • "I had a speeding ticket that was 21 over in a 30mph zone. He got my case dismissed. Whatever he asked you to get for court definitely get the paperwork. I really appreciate Anthony Montana for making my driving record go back to +5. He really knows the law and he is definitely an attorney I will use later in life if I will need him again. He does care about the people he helps in court."

    Jacob P.
  • "Mr. Montagna handles my periodic traffic offenses and always gets them dismissed. Depending on the charge he has had me take a driver improvement class, which was actually enjoyable, and my charges are always dismissed. I would never use anybody else for any kind of traffic offense. The cops seem to know him and the bailiff told me one time that I had chosen a good lawyer. Highly recommended."

    Cindy Williams
  • "Anthony helped me with a traffic ticket. His counsel was excellent and he really took the time to understand the situation and give expert guidance on how best to proceed. He got the ticket dismissed and I got points taken off my license as a result of his counsel."

    Michael Moore
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