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4.5 stars 23 totalReview Robert Battle
Posted by anonymous
I was charged with DUI in Powhatan, Virginia and my breath result registered a .13 which was well above the legal limit of .08. I hired Bob Battle and he went to work reviewing the maintenance records for the breath machine. He was able to use a potential issue he found with the machine along with good results on my Field Sobriety Tests to negotiate a reduction in my charge to Reckless Driving.
Posted by karen
I had a question and was referred to Bob Battle by another attorney. He took a whole week to return my call. Unfortunately he wasn't able to help due to my case being something he doesn't handle. I appreciate that he called me back. What was upsetting was his manner in which he talked down to me on the phone and basically didn't give me a chance to speak, rather just answered to the previous message I had left. I wasn't sure if I was being accurate in asking what I needed, but he didn't let me explain. I was completely offended and never have been treated with such disrespect. I ended up hanging up because I couldn't even get a word in edge wise. He was "on his way out the door"' yet he was the one who called me. He was trying to justify his rudeness, by blaming me. I would be careful using this man. My perception is that he doesn't have basic professional decency
Posted by anonymous
Bob does his homework. He has served as both a defense attorney and prosecuting attorney. He is technology savvy and always over prepared. If I could have paid him more knowing the results he garnered for me I would have. No price could match his performance in a courtroom. Its almost as if other officials are intimidated by his knowledge and experience. Hands down the best lawyer in traffic defense. I have personally seen him alleviate not only my charges but another friends as well.
Posted by Lisa
I was arrested in Chesterfield County, Virginia and charged with DUI (first offense), Refusal and Assaulting a Police Officer. I hired Bob Battle immediately after researching attorneys. He was extremely professional from the first meeting through my hearing, was responsive to my calls, gave solid advice on what I should do to improve my case and didn't make extravagant promises. The outcome? Refusal: Dropped, Assault: Dropped, DUI: Reduced to Reckless Driving. Bob is not the least expensive attorney you can hire to represent you, but I truly believe that you get what you pay for when hiring an attorney, and am so grateful that I made the decision to hire Bob. Highly recommended!
Posted by Adam
I hired Bob Battle after being involved in an accident and being arrested for DUI 2nd in 5-10 years and refusal to submit to a blood test. He was well prepared from the first time I met him for a consultation. When we went to court he was in absolute control with a great plan to defend me so much so I felt the commonwealth attorney was on trial and not me. He was able to get the refusal dismissed immediately and then continued to fight to have the DUI dismissed as well. He had the commonwealth on its heels so much so the judge asked the Commonwealth if they wanted to plea down to a reckless, when I asked Mr. Battle what we should do he said don't take the plea, and the DUI was also dismissed. He truly is a fantastic lawyer, and worth every penny and then some. I could not recommend Bob enough for whatever traffic issues you may have. He saved my career and put one of the worst times in my life behind me. The moment that sticks out the most in my mind is when Bob told the judge "I agree that the commonwealth has done a great job of proving that my client was driving recklessly, but the charge is DUI not reckless driving" I almost cheered. The Judge was extremely upset as she knew she had to dismiss both charges, but Bob Battle is a BEAST in the courtroom, and she had no choice. Hire Mr. Battle you will not regret it!!!
Posted by anonymous
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!
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Terry
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.
Posted by Andrew
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!
Posted by Adam I.
Excellent representation with outstanding results. Battle saved my career and flawlessly performed in the courtroom. I would definitely recommend Bob to anybody.