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Consequences of A Plea Deal in A Virginia DUI Case

It's late. You had a few drinks. You feel fine. You say goodbye to your colleagues in Charlottesville and head home.

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Ecstasy and DUI in Virginia

Driving while under the influence of drugs in the Commonwealth of Virginia is illegal, and this includes the use of the drug commonly referred to as "ecstasy." When driving under the influence of this kind of drug, a person can be stopped and arrested for DUI.

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Plan on Sobriety Checkpoints in Virginia This Halloween

Halloween isn't just for kids. Many adults enjoy this time of year. While kids are going door to door for their treats, many adults enjoy getting dressed up as vampires and celebrities to attend adult parties.

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HB 1941 passed by Virginia General Assembly: What that Means For DUI Suspects

The Virginia General Assembly passed in early September 2019 House Bill (HB) 1941. This bill, named Driving while intoxicated or operating watercraft while intoxicated; maiming, etc., of another (DUI Maiming), will make penalties more severe for persons charged and convicted under it.

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Mistakes the Police Make when Investigating You for DUI in Virginia

Like all of us, police make mistakes, and these mistakes are especially common to DUI investigations in Virginia. The police have already made up their minds at first glance that you are driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs.

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Virginia Ignition Interlock Device Laws

When you are convicted of certain crimes, you may have your driving license suspended. One specific crime is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI). This type of crime can result in an administrative license suspension, which takes effect regardless of the criminal case against you, and then – if convicted of a DUI – license suspension is part of the penalty of the criminal conviction.

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Understanding the Implications of Virginia's Restricted Driver's License

So, you were pulled over for a DUI in Charlottesville. Maybe you didn't hire an attorney or didn't vet an attorney thoroughly enough, and now you have been convicted of your first, second, or subsequent Virginia DUI.

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What Do Police Look for When Investigating a Possible DUI in Virginia?

When a police officer pulls you over in Virginia, whether it's day or night, it's often for a violation of a traffic offense. Sometimes this simple traffic stop can turn into something much worse, like an arrest for a DUI.

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When Sleeping in A Vehicle Can Get You Arrested for A Virginia DUI

It's summer. It's hot outside. Inside, you had one too many alcoholic beverages. Upon getting in your vehicle in the parking lot, you decide to close your eyes for a minute – to wait out the alcohol.

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Virginia's Old "Habitual Drunkard" Law Brought to The Forefront Again

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled (vote 8 to 7) that a lawsuit challenging Virginia's interdiction law can move forward. This isn't a law that would affect a large number of people, but those who are affected face serious consequences.

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