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Matthew R. Effner (Matt) is the managing partner of Effner Law Firm. In 1996, Matt joined his father, Robert O. Effner, in the practice of law as an associate with Effner Law Firm and became a partner in 2000. He took over as managing partner in 2...
Practice areas: DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Family
Christopher P. Shema is a 1980 graduate of the George Mason University School of Business Administration where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree. In 1988 he graduated from the College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in Wi...
Practice areas: DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.