Driving Under the Influence - Frequently Asked Questions
Most people who are charged with DUI have a lot of questions. That's a good thing. DUI is one of the most complicated areas of criminal law. It's actually more complicated than a lot of much more serious crimes. You'll have questions about your driver's license. You'll want to know whether you'll have to do jail time or if the charge can be reduced. You'll need to know whether the preliminary breath test is admissible in court and whether you can fight the way the field sobriety tests were conducted.
I can help answer your questions. I've put together a list of common questions that I hear from my clients.
Please click on the questions below for more information on Virginia DUI law:
Hiring an Attorney
Field Sobriety Tests
- Do I have to do Field Sobriety Tests and the Five Reasons You Should Refuse to Take Them
- The three most common field sobriety tests
- What if I can't do the field sobriety tests?
Preliminary Breath Test
- What is a preliminary breath test?
- Do I have to submit a preliminary breath test?
- Can the results of the preliminary breath test be used against me in court?
- What evidence does a police officer have to have before he can arrest me?
- Can I be charged with a DUI even though I'm not driving my car?
- Can I be arrested if I blow below the legal limit?
- Can I be arrested even if I haven't had anything to drink?
- What if the police don't read me my rights?
- Do I have to take the breath test at the jail or police station?
- What is the legal limit in Virginia?
- Can I still be arrested even if I blow below the legal limit?