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Scott Michael Ehrenworth

DUI and DWI Attorney at Newport News, VA

5.0   37 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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About Scott

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I am a Former Prosecutor. I had been fighting for the Government on a daily basis for the last 18 years. I know how the police and the prosecution operate and the typical mistakes that they make. I am ready to use my experience against them to benefit you through my zealous representation and get you a great outcome.  

Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 24 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ehrenworth Law PLLC
Virginia Beach Office (By Appointment Only)
780 Lynnhaven Parkway
Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
Portsmouth Office
707 Dinwiddie Street
Portsmouth, VA, 23704
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Scott received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Carleak | December 15, 2021
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Carleak Keith Gibbons
Scott was the best he handled my case with excellent expertise and as a result I won, im very grateful for him taking my case and I did everything he told me to do. Scott is the best , I also must say I have a Class A CDL he's absolutely worth it
Posted by Brian | September 3, 2021
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Simply the BEST!!!!
Scott Ehrenworth is a Beast in the court room!!!! I was given a wreckless driving ticket after being in a wreck. Scott fought hard in court , he really knew his stuff . He got me the case dismissed I deserved . 10 out of 10 I would recommend him and if I ever need another lawyer and I hope I don't but if I do I'm calling Scott Ehrenworth .
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Posted by Nicole | July 31, 2021
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The Man
Scott is a rare gem in the legal world, he is honest, true and his energy is insane! He believes in the rights of his clients and ain’t afraid to show it! I am not easily impressed but Scott totally knocked my socks off! If I ever get into something dealing in his caliber of law I am most definitely going to put my money on he again and again.
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Response from Scott Ehrenworth August 7, 2021
Thank you!!!!
Posted by Bianca | May 31, 2021
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Professional and Prompt
Scott was very professional and reliable while taking care of my reckless driving case. With Scott’s help i went in confident and knowledgeable about the possible outcome of my case. Fortunately, we were able to come out with a favorable outcome. Scott is very knowledgeable and dedicated to getting the best results reasonably possible. Highly recommended
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Response from Scott Ehrenworth June 1, 2021
IT WAS MY PLEASURE BIANCA!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!
Posted by Richard | May 10, 2021
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One great lawyer
Great lawyer always returned my calls promptly. Had my charge reduced. And he always addressed my concerns. Need a great lawyer give Scott a call.
Response from Scott Ehrenworth May 12, 2021
Thank you. I love helping out awesome clients like yourself getting great outcomes.
Posted by John | March 4, 2021
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Excellent Services
Scott was confident and had a plan. He told me what his goal was for my case (reckless driving) and told me what he needed me to do to help achieve that goal (community service and driver improvement course). He said that if I did my part, it would help him with my case. With my part done the court day came and he got it reduced to a failure to yield to a traffic light. Definitely recommending him to others if they need help.
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Posted by Carlos rozada | January 21, 2021
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Best attorney ever 5.0 stars.
Mr.Ehrenworth is the type of lawyer you dream of. My family talked with alot of lawyers before they found Ehrenworth. I was charged with murder while I was defending my pregnant sister in law who was being seriously harmed and screamed she couldn't breath numerous times. Mr. Ehrenworth got me out of jail, on bond and then get my charges dismissed when he brilliantly defended me in court. Mr Ehrenworth saved my life and gave me a second chance to love my life again. He and his office were very professional and helpful, they were on top of the situation and answer every question I had. Of you ever need a lawyer this is the law firm to hire. You won't regret it!!!!!
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Posted by Louie | January 19, 2021
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Best attorney ever
Best attorney ever 5.0 stars Mr. Ehrenworth is the type of lawyer you dream of. He and his office were very professional and helpful. They were on top of the situation and answered every question I had. If you ever need a lawyer, this is the law firm to hire.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
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Got me out of a Reckless Driving Ticket
I received a reckless driving ticket for going 20+ over and over 80. It was labeled "Aggressive" Reckless driving. The probability of me NOT getting any sort of fine or ticket was likely in the 1%. He not only guided me to being prepared for court, but talked with the judge, explaining my situation. If you have a reckless, DUI, or DWI, I would recommend hiring Scott Ehrenworth. He understands that each case and situation is different and will make the judges aware of that as well.
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Posted by Frank | January 17, 2021
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Very knowledgeable of the law
I hired Mr. Ehrenworth through a referral that knew him personally, I am sure glad I did. Unfortunately in my life I have been in court more times than I would like to count. Most lawyers seem to not really care about you and are just looking for a quick plea deal. If your new to this plea deal still means your guilty but with a lesser charge. The other lawyers I am referring to are also paid attorney’s , but Scott always stayed in touch and actually cared. On the court date he got the charged dropped and I was able to go home a free man. Thanks Scott,
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Posted by Serena | January 11, 2021
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Highly recommendee
He is very responsive and professional. If it wasnt for Covid restrictions.(even in these times he fights as hard as he can given the restriction that are required by law).... I feel he would be an amazing attorney and worth your money. Highly recommend
Posted by Glynda | January 9, 2021
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Thanks again
My bondsman recommended.you... You and Heather promptly answered all my questions and explained my options. As you stated, the decision was mine. Fortunately, you were able to have my sentence reduced and prevent jail time.
Posted by Louie Marquez | December 14, 2020
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Best attorney ever
Scott is the type of attorney that you only see in movies hands down best lawyer you can get, i have talked to plenty of lawyers before my case and non show the confidence or the professionalism of scott
Posted by Tracy | October 29, 2020
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Amazing lawyer
I would highly recommend the services of Mr. Ehrenworth. I was extremely nervous about appearing in court due to a reckless driving offense. Mr. Ehrenworth walked me through the process, preparing me for my appearance. He was extremely thorough and knowledgeable which led to the ultimate dismissal of my ticket. Mr. Ehrenworth is the attorney you want by your side!
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Posted by Kyle | September 16, 2020
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Saved my butt
Scott did an excellent job with my case. I was pulled over doing 89 in a 55, which is a misdemeanor facing jail time. Did my research on lawyers as soon as I got home and decided to call Scott. He informed me of what the possible outcomes could be and gave me recommendations on what I needed to do to fight my case. My court date was set 5 months out and Scott kept in contact the entire time, always available to answer any questions. Court date came and Scott presented my case to the judge. He warned me prior that we didn’t have the best judge for my case, turned out to be true and that she was not a fan of motorcycles. Through Scott pleading my case he got my misdemeanor charges dropped to speeding, no jail time and I kept my license which was a huge win for me. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone that found themselves in a bad situation.
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Response from Scott Ehrenworth September 20, 2020
It was my pleasure sir!!!!
Posted by Helen | September 9, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer in Newport News
Scott was incredible throughout my case. During the consult, he was very attentive to detail and made sure to get the full story. While preparing for the trial, Scott was very communicative. He made sure to answer any questions my family and I had, which settled any anxieties we had about my case. A couple of days before the trial he sent me a courteous email about the court date, location, and time, to make sure I had all of the right information I needed. On the day of the trial, he asked me to show up 30 min early. He then took his time to explain his course of action. This made me feel more comfortable because he showed me how prepared he was. During the trial, he argued my case excellently, proving my innocence in the court. After the trial, he took his time to explain to me, in greater detail, what the judge ruled. This helped me fully understand what was happening in my case. I would 100% recommend Scott due to his excellence in the courtroom, and his excellent attourney-client interpersonal skills.
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Response from Scott Ehrenworth September 10, 2020
Thank You!!! It was my pleasure!!!!
Posted by Robert | July 28, 2020
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Reckless to dismissed
“I don’t like to lose.” Those were the first words Scott Ehrenworth said to me when I brought him my case, and true to form he was able to get my reckless driving charge, (which can carry some steep penalties!) dismissed completely. He talked me through a plan to go about the case and made sure that I was prepared at every step of the way so that I was in the best position possible when my court date came. And when it came to court he tenaciously fought the case, always working towards the best outcome. He chipped away at the charge against me until his actions and plans laid out both before and in court left the judge to agree to dismiss my case entirely. I was very pleased with his representation and would happily hire him again
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
I received a reckless driving ticket. I was concerned on the outcome and the possibility of facing jail time and how this could affect my job search. I decided to hire Mr. Ehrenworth, after looking for a lawyer that could help me in my situation and after reading all of the excellent reviews of his former clients. I decided to hired him and the outcome could not have been better. After, following his advice the judge reduced my sentence to vehicle malfunction. I could not recommend enough.
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Response from Scott Ehrenworth July 25, 2020
Thank you very much!!!! It was a pleasure to get you that incredible outcome!!!
Posted by Ben | July 7, 2020
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Great experience. Great result.
I was pulled over for reckless driving due to excessive speed. I was very worried about facing possible jail time and how this could impact my job. Luckily I hired Scott after getting a recommendation from another attorney my family knows. Scott was a terrific lawyer. He was calm, reassuring, and offered a clear game plan on how we could get a good outcome. After following his advice to take some proactive steps prior to our court date (speedometer calibration, driving improvement program, etc.) we pleaded my case and the judge ended up reducing my sentence to improper driving. I could not be happier with the result. Scott was quick to respond to any questions I had and informative. I always felt like I knew what was going on and what to expect and that was a huge relief for me when I was going through a particularly hectic time at home. Could not recommend enough.
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Response from Scott Ehrenworth July 25, 2020
Thanks Ben!!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2019
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Reckless driving defense, was brought to walking away with no points, no fees and a clean record.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ehrenworth Law PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2006

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • George Mason University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Associations

  • Newport News Bar Association, Community Service Board
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Office
  • Criminal Law Discussion
  • 2014
  • Regent University
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Given (20)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott has significant experience as a local Prosecutor, making him a significant asset to you if you are looking for criminal defense! Another important data point is that he actually cares about his clients! Scott gets my highest endorsement. He has earned it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for many years. He is one of the most diligent, and capable attorneys I've met. He as a keen intellect and compassion for his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family alike. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a zealous advocate for his clients in all areas of criminal, traffic, and DUI defense. His background as a former prosecutor is a great asset to his representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has the right experience and energy to get the job done for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an outstanding litigator. I have worked with him for years in the courtroom and have always been impressed with his level of preparation, confidence and finesse. His wealth of experience will undoubtedly benefit each and every one of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Scott at the Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Office. He is fearless in a courtroom and always ready to put forth a strong legal argument. I certainly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an extremely passionate attorney who puts his whole heart into his cases. He was a well respected prosecutor but now serves as a zealous advocate for his criminal clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a passionate and compelling advocate. After years of having cases against Scott when he was a prosecutor, I can easily say that he is dedicated, persuasive and effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Ehrenworth. I had the pleasure of working alongside Scott as a fellow prosecutor. Scott's experience and knowledge of criminal law is unparalleled. Moreover, Scott has a passion for criminal law and gives 100% effort to anything and everything he handles. He will be a true asset to anyone that is fortunate enough to have him as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Scott. I have been working with him my entire legal career and he constantly produces extraordinary results for his clients. He is a relentless advocate and a great individual!"
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Newport News DUI and DWI Lawyer Scott Michael Ehrenworth
Scott Michael Ehrenworth
DUI and DWI Attorney
Newport News, VA
Licensed for 24 years
Virtual consultation available