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GERD/Acid Reflux Defense for Virginia DUI

By Matthew Pack |

When you violate a traffic law, a police officer can pull you over and cite you for the violation. During the stop, the officer may have probable cause to ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test. If the results of the breathalyzer test imply that you have been drinking alcohol, you can be… Read More »

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What Is the Definition of a DUI in Virginia? 

By Matthew Pack |

In every state in the nation, driving after consuming a certain amount of alcohol is illegal. While states have the autonomy to determine the limit that is illegal, all states maintain a .08 blood alcohol concentration limit. The following considers the definition of a DUI, or driving under the influence, offense in Virginia, how the offense… Read More »

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If I’m pulled over in Virginia for DUI, do I have to take a field sobriety test?

By Matthew Pack |

When you are pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving in Virginia, one of three things may happen. The officer may let you go if he or she can readily determine that you are sober or arrest you on the spot if you’re clearly intoxicated. The third possibility gets you more into the gray… Read More »

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I am arrested for DUI in another state, how does that affect my Virginia Driver’s License?

By Matthew Pack |

If you hold a driver’s license in Virginia and get arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in other state, that state will promptly inform Virginia of your transgression. That is because Virginia participates in the national Driver License Compact, a database for inter-state driving offenses. It also reports people who… Read More »

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What Happens in Virginia if I Get a Second or Third DUI

By Matthew Pack |

Virginia takes drunk driving very seriously, even when it’s a first offense. The consequences of being convicted of a second or third offense vary depending on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and how long it’s been since your first conviction. If you’re facing a repeat conviction, it’s essential to understand the penalties you’re up… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents in Virginia

By Matthew Pack |

In Virginia, you are under the influence of alcohol if your blood alcohol measures at a certain level or above. For drivers over age 21, anything over 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration is against the law. The amount decreases to 0.02 percent for drivers under 21 and 0.04 percent for commercial drivers. Virginia has… Read More »

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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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