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Timothy J. Quick

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The son of an FBI agent, attorney Timothy J. Quick defends individuals in the Tidewater area who have been charged with a crime and are in need of justice.

One of his strengths as a lawyer is that he has worked both sides of his two primary practice areas:

As a criminal defense attorney, Timothy J. Quick benefits from his experience as former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach.

As a personal injury lawyer, Timothy J. Quick understands the "tricks of the trade" learned from doing insurance defense work for major insurance companies. "There is no greater advantage in any kind of dispute," Timothy J. Quick says, "than knowing what the other side wants, and how it thinks!"

Timothy J. Quick today runs Timothy J. Quick, P.C., a law firm for people who want quick and economical solutions to their legal problems. The online entity for the firm is Our firm specializes in personal injury, criminal defense and serious traffic offenses, representing the full spectrum of clients and serving in both federal and state courts.

Let's face it: Relationships count when it comes to successfully negotiating with prosecutors and judges on behalf of a client. Timothy J. Quick has earned a reputation among Hampton Roads judges and attorneys over the past 20 years as an ethical and competent advocate.

Not long ago, Timothy J. Quick was selected to serve as the Deputy Capital Defender for Southeastern Virginia, representing clients against whom the commonwealth sought the death penalty. Active as a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, Timothy J. Quick served as its president in 2011. He has been admitted to the bars of the state of Virginia, U.S. District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
Activities: Articles Editor, Journal of Environmental law
George Mason University
B.A. (1990) | Government & Politics
Activities: Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity
Professional Experience
Timothy J. Quick, PC
- Current
Swartz, Taliaferro, Swartz & Goodove, PC
Deputy Capital Defender
Capital Defender's Office for Southeast Virginia
Timothy J. Quick, PC
Kalbaugh, Pfund & Messersmith, PC
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney III
Commonwealth's Attorney's Office - Virginia Beach
Articles & Publications
Man Sentenced to Life for Killings in Virginia Beach
Virginian Pilot
Speaking Engagements
Ethics, American Inns of Court
James Kent American Inn of Court
Super Lawyer 2014-2018
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
James Kent American Inn of Court
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Virginia Beach Judicial Recommendation Panel
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Board of Directors
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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    We offer free consultations on all Personal Injury cases and all traffic and criminal defense matters. Civil Litigation handled on an hourly basis may involve a nominal consultation fee.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Reckless Driving
  • Drug Possession & Distribution
  • English
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DUI Attorney - Virginia Beach & Hampton, Virginia - 757-453-7674

DUI Attorney Virginia Beach - 757-453-7674 Timothy J. Quick is a DWI lawyer who has successfully defended numerous drivers charged with DUI's in the Chesapeake Bay/Tidewater part of Eastern Virginia, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News & Hampton. With over 20 years of experience, former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Timothy J. Quick can guide you through every DUI circumstance. Visit today. Timothy J. Quick can answer any questions you might have regarding a DUI in Virginia. Call 757-453-7674 if you need assistance with or have questions about blood tests, breath tests, suspended license, expunging a DUI, general Virginia penalties for DUI, the difference between misdemeanor and felony DUI, field sobriety tests, consequences associated with first time and multiple DUI's, ignition interlock devices, sobriety checkpoints or getting a DUI if underage. COMMON VIRGINIA DUI QUESTIONS & ANSWERS 1) WHAT IS THE LEGAL BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT (BAC) IN VIRGINIA? The threshold BAC in Virginia is .08. It creates a presumption that you are driving under the influence. A .15 BAC requires mandatory jail time of 5 days on a first offense DUI. .21 and above calls for a mandatory 10 days in jail on a first offense DUI. 2) ARE FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS (FST) ACCURATE? Field sobriety tests are entirely subjective, that is whether you passed or failed is entirely dependent on the officer's opinion of how well or how poorly you performed on the FST's. 3) DO I HAVE TO TAKE A POLICE OFFICER'S TESTS? Under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, you have a right against self-incrimination. You do not have to answer any questions of the officer. You do not have to submit to any field sobriety tests, including the preliminary breath test on the side of the road. These help the officer build probable cause for your arrest. 4) DO I HAVE TO TAKE A BREATHALYZER TEST WHERE I'M BEING BOOKED? If you are lawfully arrested with probable cause, Virginia's implied consent law does require you to submit to either a breath test at the station or a blood draw at a hospital. If you refuse, you may be charged with Refusal. Most officers generally charge this as an additional offense on top of the DUI charge. For a first offense Refusal, it is civil in nature and carries a 12 month suspension of your operator's license with no chance of restricted driving privileges, but no possibility of jail. 5) ARE SECONDARY BREATHALYZER MACHINES ACCURATE? Breathalyzer machines at the station are required to be calibrated and tested and are generally accurate. Preliminary breath tests on the side of the road (which may legally be refused) are notoriously inaccurate. 6) CAN I, OR SHOULD I REQUEST A BLOOD ALCOHOL TEST? Only if you know that you have not been drinking alcohol and have not used any drugs; then you may want to decline all questions and field sobriety tests other than the side of the road preliminary breath tests (PBT). Keep in mind that an officer may then suspect you of driving under the influence of drugs, arrest you, and take you to a hospital for a blood draw. 7) WOULDN'T I BETTER OFF JUST PLEADING GUILTY AND MOVE ON? Absolutely not. There are often technical defenses to DUI charges and the existence of videotapes of the arrest of which you may not be aware. Consult a knowledgeable DUI attorney in Virginia Beach. 8) CAN I STILL DRIVE AFTER A DUI ARREST? That depends. Restricted driving privileges to and from work, child and elder care, school, ASAP, an ignition interlock facility, and church may be available to you, depending on whether you are found guilty of a first, second, or third offense. 9) CAN I GET A WORK PERMIT TO DRIVE TO/FROM WORK? Restricted driving privileges to, from and during work may be available to you, depending on whether you are found guilty of a first, second, or third offense. An operating ignition interlock (breathalyzer) in your car is now required under Virginia law if you are granted restricted driving privileges. 10) WILL I GO TO JAIL IF I'M CONVICTED OF DUI IN VIRGINIA? Whether you will go to jail or not depends on the circumstances of the case, including but not limited to your blood alcohol content, your level of cooperation with the officer, whether the driving involved an accident, whether it is a first, second or third offense, and the judge hearing the case. It is wise to hire an experienced DUI attorney to discuss the likelihood of a jail sentence. Call Timothy J. Quick in Virginia Beach @ 757-453-7674 or visit

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Timothy J. Quick, PC
1244 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 441
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Telephone: (757) 716-3700
101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA, USA
Telephone: (757) 716-3700
Fax: (757) 301-9625