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Explaining Virginia Refusal Statute – § 18.2-268.3

By Matthew Pack |

Virginia statute § 18.2-266 prohibits residents and visitors to the state from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, both illicit drugs and those legally prescribed by a doctor. You are guilty of driving while intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration measures at .08 percent or greater. These statutes… Read More »

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You’ve Been Arrested for DUI in Lynchburg – What’s Next?

By Matthew Pack |

You see the lights from the police squad car in your rearview mirror and realize that the officer is pulling you over. Even worse, he or she suspects you of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Whether you feel impaired or not, cooperating with the police officer is always in your best… Read More »

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Drinking and Driving During the Holidays

By Matthew Pack |

With the holiday season comes family gatherings, social time with friends, and even office parties. These are all joyous occasions, but they can have a dark side as well. The year-end holiday season is the deadliest part of the year in terms of drunk driving accidents and their catastrophic results. Of the top ten… Read More »

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DUI Arrests and Government Employees

By Matthew Pack |

There are currently 65 million Americans with some form of criminal record, which works out to one in four working-age adults in this country. In 2016, there were 19,925 DUI convictions in Virginia, with an average blood alcohol content of 0.1452. There’s a good chance that many of those convicted of DUI’s also had other consequences… Read More »

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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 »

Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test in Virginia - Contact Bedford, VA DUI firm Pack Law Group

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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