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Types of Chemical Tests for DUI

By Matthew Pack |

Under Virginia law, chemical tests are to be used at the time of a DUI arrest to confirm the amount of alcohol in a person’s system. This test takes place after the arrest, and the results can be used as evidence to prove that you were driving under the influence. In most cases for… Read More »

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How Do Breathalyzers Work?

By Matthew Pack |

If you’ve ever been pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Virginia, there’s a good chance that you were asked to submit to a breathalyzer test. These devices may seem as if they magically measure the amount of alcohol content in your body, but there is some science inside those boxes. The result that… Read More »

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Can I Refuse a Breathalyzer in Virginia?

By Matthew Pack |

Being pulled over for a DUI in Virginia can be a terrifying experience. Although a driver can refuse a breathalyzer test in this state, there can be dire consequences when making this choice. Virginia is an implied consent state, which gives the Commonwealth the right to punish you if you don’t agree to their… Read More »

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What Happens If I Get Pulled Over for DUI and I Have a Loaded Gun in My Car in Virginia?

By Matthew Pack |

In Virginia, you run the risk of additional firearms charges if you are pulled over for DUI and have a loaded firearm. Even worse, having a loaded weapon during a DUI stop could lead to a dangerous misunderstanding with law enforcement. As a disclaimer, firearms laws may apply at the federal, state, and even… Read More »

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How To Choose The Right DUI Attorney

By Matthew Pack |

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) in Virginia can have consequences that follow you for years. This is true even when it’s your first conviction for DUI. Some of the potential legal penalties that you face include jail time, fines, suspension of your driver’s license, mandatory drug and alcohol education classes, and… Read More »

DUI Laws in Virginia

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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