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What Is a SCRAM Bracelet in Virginia?

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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Craft Beer and DUIs in Virginia

For those who love beer, the significant expansion of the craft beer industry in the United States has brought many unexpected charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Craft beer is typically stronger than regular "off the shelf" or "light" beers.

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Can I Be Arrested in Virginia for A DUI Even if I Haven't Had Anything to Drink?

A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is a serious charge in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While most people think of the typical "drunk driver" when thinking about DUI charges, some drivers can be arrested for alleged drinking and driving when they never had a drink.

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What if I Can't Do the Field Sobriety Tests?

Field sobriety tests are used by Virginia law enforcement to determine if a person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, these "tests" are inaccurate and even at times completely deceptive of a person's true level of intoxication.

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DUI v. DUID: Knowing the Difference when Drugs Are Involved

A driver is not allowed to operate a vehicle under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. The Commonwealth of Virginia makes certain to include the limits for certain drugs in addition to the legal limit for alcohol.

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What Can I Expect with My Traffic Case in Greene?

If you're charged with speeding or reckless driving in Greene, your case will probably be heard by Judge Barkley. Judge Barkley has his own unique way of handling traffic cases.

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What Will Happen at My First Court Date?

If you're charged with a crime and there's even a small possibility that jail time could be involved, your first court appearance will be a chance for you to tell the court what kind of attorney you'd like to represent you. You'll be called in front of the judge and the judge will ask whether you'd like a court appointed attorney, whether you'd like to hire your own attorney, or whether you'd like to represent yourself.

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What Can I Expect with My Traffic Case in Fluvanna?

If you're charged with speeding or reckless driving in Fluvanna, your case will probably be heard by Judge Durrer. Judge Durrer has his own unique way of handling traffic cases.

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What Can I Expect with My Traffic Case in Charlottesville?

Traffic cases are heard in Charlottesville on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. There are no interstate highways running through the City of Charlottesville so most cases are simple speeding cases..

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What Can I Expect with My DUI Case in Charlottesville?

Most DUI cases are set for trial within one or two months from the time of your first appearance in Charlottesville General District Court. Your first appearance will usually be within a week of your arrest.

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