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Know Your Rights When You’re Pulled Over

By Matthew Pack |

Enjoying a few drinks with friends and family at a party or bar is certainly not against the law. However, the same cannot be said for hopping in the car and getting behind the wheel after having one too many. Unfortunately, many Virginia residents take their chances after imbibing, and attempt to drive themselves… Read More »

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DUI and Commercial Truck Drivers in Virginia

By Matthew Pack |

The act of driving any vehicle while intoxicated is extremely dangerous, as drinking while driving significantly increasing the risk of accident. When the intoxicated driver is the operator of a large truck, such as a semi-truck or other big rig, the risk of catastrophic damages increases dramatically. Because the dangers of operating a large… Read More »

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Driving an ATV/UTV While Intoxicated – What Is the Law in Virginia?

By Matthew Pack |

Driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or utility vehicle (UTV) is a favorite weekend activity for many. And while the laws for ATV/UTV operation may appear to be less strict than they are for motor vehicles (for example, it is not always required that an operator of an ATV hold a driver’s license, as found… Read More »

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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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