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How to Get Your Gun Rights Restored if You Are a Felon

The Second Amendment guarantees that "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” However, one of the serious consequences of being a convicted felon is that you lose your gun rights.

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Constitutional Violations and DUI Arrests in Virginia

Media has made it clear today that your constitutional rights can be violated during a traffic stop. These violations matter, especially because the police in Charlottesville and Virginia often use traffic stops to commence DUI investigations that lead to arrests.

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What's a SCRAM Bracelet?

When a person is charged or convicted of a Virginia DUI, he or she faces many different kinds of penalties, including jail time, high fines, and loss of his or her right to drive. That person may also be out on bond or put on probation and required to wear a device called a SCRAM bracelet.

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Can I Still Be Arrested Even if I Blow Below the Legal Limit?

DUI laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia are complex and confusing. They may not make a lot of sense, but a person can be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) even if he or she blows below 0.08% blood alcohol content (BAC) on the breathalyzer test.

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What Is the Legal Limit in Virginia?

The Commonwealth of Virginia has established that certain limits of alcohol or the presence of certain drugs in your bloodstream create an inference that you are intoxicated when behind the wheel. Knowing these limits and how different people are affected differently by the same amount of alcohol can help you be prepared and avoid a Virginia DUI conviction.

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Do I Have to Take the Breath Test at The Jail or Police Station?

Understanding your rights when it comes to breath and blood tests as related to a Virginia DUI is crucial to protecting yourself against unfounded criminal charges and penalties. Virginia law makes it clear when you must submit to a test, when you do not have to, and how you can be punished for refusing.

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What if Someone is Injured in the Crash?

A charge of DUI Maiming is a serious charge in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The charge can occur if you were driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs and caused the serious bodily injury of another person which is permanent and significant.

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Constitutional Rights & Felony Convictions in Virginia

When a person is convicted of a felony, he or she must complete the sentencing successfully. This is often referred to as paying a debt back to society for the crime committed.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Principal in The First Degree, Second Degree, or An Accessory?

Sometimes people are be charged with committing a crime, even if they do not actually perpetrate the actual crime. It sounds strange, but if you assist or encourage someone to commit a crime, you can be charged with the same crime as the person who actually commits the crime.

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What Are the Different Types of Pardons?

The Virginia Constitution, Art. V, Sec. 12, and the Virginia Code § 53.1-229, vest the Governor with the power to commute a death sentence and to grant pardons or reprieves, and this power is absolute. This means that once the court process is over, only the Governor has the power to alter your conviction.

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