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Researchers Say Device Can Measure Pot Intoxication in Drivers

By Matthew Pack |

Law enforcement agencies have long struggled with how to measure whether a driver is impaired by substances other than alcohol during a roadside stop. This process may soon become easier in regards to measuring the presence of marijuana in drivers’ systems. One team of researchers claims that they have created a portable device which… Read More »

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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Virginia: What You Need to Know

By Matthew Pack |

Virginia has some of the country’s toughest laws on driving under the influence of alcohol. Likewise, Virginia also has tough laws punishing those who drive under the influence of drugs like cocaine, marijuana, or MDMA. Convictions for driving under the influence of drugs, or DUID, can result from illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drug use,… Read More »

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How do Ignition Interlock Systems Work?

By Matthew Pack |

On our blog, we’ve discussed the stiff penalties faced by Virginia drivers who are found guilty of driving under the influence. One of the penalties imposed on all those convicted under Virginia’s DUI laws is the requirement that the convicted person only drive a vehicle that uses an ignition interlock system. Learn more below… Read More »

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Behaviors that Police Use as Proof of Drunken Driving

By Matthew Pack |

When out on patrol, especially in the later hours of the night, police officers in Virginia will look for certain indications that a driver is driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs. While law enforcement tend not to publish the criteria they use, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes a… Read More »

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Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI Arrest?

By Matthew Pack |

If you’ve recently been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Virginia, you may be wondering whether or not it’s worth the expense to hire an attorney to represent you. After all, aren’t these cases pretty straightforward? Considering how common DUIs are, how serious could the consequences of a conviction be? You… Read More »

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Driving Under the Influence with a Child in the Car

By Matthew Pack |

No matter the circumstances, a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Virginia brings serious consequences. Those consequences will become even more severe if you’re pulled over for driving drunk while transporting a person under age 18. Read on to learn more about the offense known as DUI child endangerment…. Read More »

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What to Do if You Are Stopped for DUI in Virginia

By Matthew Pack |

The state of Virginia is known for having some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation.  Being convicted of a DUI in Virginia can affect your family, career, and finances.  If found guilty, even for a first offense, you could be jailed, face heavy fines, or even suspension of your driver’s license.  If… Read More »

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Defendant Faces Serious Consequences for Alleged Drunk Driving Fatal Crash

By Matthew Pack |

A recent accident in Campbell County resulted in one woman’s death, and multiple other injuries. Law enforcement have now charged the at-fault driver with driving under the influence, among other charges. Accidents resulting in injuries or fatalities which were caused by intoxicated drivers can have serious legal consequences for the driver. On November 25,… Read More »

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What Are the Consequences of Being Found in Contempt in Virginia?

By Matthew Pack |

Once a Virginia family court issues an order granting child support, that order becomes legally binding on the parent ordered to pay support. If you have been ordered to make regular child support payments, but you fail to stay current on those payments, your co-parent has a number of tools at his or her… Read More »

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Understanding How Court Orders Work in a Virginia Family Court Issue

By Matthew Pack |

When you’re in court on a family law issue, there may have already been court orders issued in your case. While you don’t need to understand all the legal jargon that comes up in your court case, court orders issued in your divorce or child custody proceeding can have a huge impact on your… Read More »

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