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Mr. Battle represented my husband in Prince Wiliam county, he was facing multiple charges including DUI, Failure to take a breathalyzer, speeding etc. Mr. Battle was able to get the failure to take a breathalyzer thrown out (which carried a mandatory 12 month suspended license) as well as the speeding and the additional charges were reduced. I appreciate everything he did for us, this could have been so much worse!
In 2012, I was charged with a DUI in the City of Alexandria. Although Bob Battle grew up in Alexandria and practiced in Northern Virginia for the first 15 years of his 28 year career, he now lives in Richmond VA, 100 miles south of Alexandria. He does not do in-person consultations anywhere other than his office in Richmond. Prior to meeting with Bob, I met with an Arlington lawyer who has a very large Internet presence, and did not feel that he had the least bit of concern for me as a person as opposed to being just another fee for his law firm. I decided to drive to Richmond and meet with Bob Battle. I got a completely different impression from Bob Battle, who truly listened to me, explained the entire process to me and gave me a great sense of trust that he was my best option to defend me on this charge.
Some facts about my case- After having a few drinks while watching a basketball game at a nearby restaurant’s bar, I turned downed the bartender’s requests to “follow him to a party” and, next, to let him drive me home. After rejecting this loser and leaving the bar, he called the cops to report me as a suspected drunk driver! While looking for a parking spot in front of my residence, the officer testified that I failed to signal on multiple occasions, was driving well below the speed limit and passed several open parking spots. The officer stated that when he pulled me over and I opened up my window, that he was "engulfed in a strong odor of alcoholic beverage." He stated that my speech was slurred, stance unsteady, and that I was unable to complete the field sobriety tests according to the instructions he gave me.
To my dismay, my BAC at the station was a .08, right at the legal limit. The State of Virginia goes to great lengths to hide the fact that even the manufacturer of the breath machine they currently use admits that it has a margin of error. Bob Battle was able to demonstrate that the Breath Operator’s Manuals for other states and federal jurisdictions that use the exact same machine stipulate to this margin of error. Nowhere does Virginia include this information. At trial, the prosecutor was unwilling to consider anything less than a conviction as charged for a DUI. At trial, Bob Battle was also able to demonstrate to the judge that the Department of Forensic Science records showed that the machine was reading slightly higher than normal. The difference in knowledge of how the breath machine operates between Mr. Battle and the prosecutor was dramatic. It was obvious that the discussion and issues that Bob was raising to the judge were way above the prosecutor's head. The judge agreed that the prosecution had not proven a .08 beyond a reasonable doubt while I was driving. The judge ruled that the other evidence was not sufficient to prove my guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and dismissed my case. I cannot recommend Bob Battle highly enough, he saved my job.
Bob represented me on a DUI charge in 2012. I was working with another lawyer and was not satisfied . I met with Bob and was very happy I made the change. He is .not cheap but he is good. He explored everything possible.He knows the law and is respected in the courts. Bob and my counselor met with court and arresting Officer. They were able to negotiate down to reckless driving and restricted down to 6 months. I was very happy with outcome. Bob will tell you like it is from the beginning and he will keep you informed. He will work for you and your rights under the law.
I have used Bob Battle two times over the past 4 years and he "battled" to have the case dismissed in one instance, and the other reduced to Reckless Driving from a DUI- He is very seasoned in his profession and knows how the laws work- I would recommend Bob Battle to anyone who is facing DUI/DWI charges, as the penalties can not only be stiff, but expensive. Best money I ever spent being able to put away the legal issues after Bob Battle made them surrender!
Excellent representation with outstanding results. Battle saved my career and flawlessly performed in the courtroom. I would definitely recommend Bob to anybody.
Bob is an outstanding negotiator. He performed in an excellent way in every area that he said he would and that I expected. He is impressive in working with prosecutors and in court. He has a friendly and straightforward professional approach and without a doubt represents his clients in the best possible manner. It is my goal to never require his services again, but, if for some reason I did, or if someone asked me for a recommendation, I would call or refer them to Bob instantly! I was extremely glad to have Bob Battle on my side. He helped me so much.
Mr. Battle did nothing more than a $150 an hour lawyer would do. Basically just go to counseling prior to the trial, obey what the court tells you to and you will save $5,000 and get the same results. I wish I would have represented myself looking back.
And I agree with the other person that posted, if you ask him about "what in the world and I paying for and what am I getting" He gets very defensive and is not professional.
If this happened to me again, and in retrospect, I would not use Mr. Battle again. He was not responsive to phone calls and did not provide anything special in his representation that any other lawyer could. The difference is he charges more than most. If I responded to my customers the way he does, I would be out of business in a short period of time. I was expecting excellence and received average, at best.
As a Maryland driver, I was an absolute wreck over the fact that I had been charged with a "reckless speeding ticket" and that the officer mislead me into thinking that the consequences were not as severe by merely paying the ticket as a pre-payment. A local law firm recommended Bob Battle and despite the 20 advertisement letters I received from lawyers I decided to go with the recommendation for Battle. Take my advice and consider this a referral from a dedicated teacher, wife, and mother who made one careless mistake: Bob Battle delivers what he promises. Professional and trustworthy! My results were beyond my expectations: no conviction and no points. Exactly what I hoped for...Exactly what was delivered!
I live out-of-state and Bob was very helpful in handling a speeding ticket I received while traveling through Richmond. Bob told me exactly what I needed to do as far as obtaining a copy of my driving record and presented my case in court without me having to attend. He was very professional and I was thrilled with the result. I couldn't recommend him more highly.