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False Positives with a Breathalyzer

Are False Positives Possible with DUI Tests?

By Matthew Pack |

Failing a Breathalyzer or other type of test that measures blood alcohol concentration can produce a great deal of anxiety. Since several situations could produce a false positive result, you’re within your legal rights to seek an attorney who will argue the results of your DUI testing. Below are some of the most common… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between a Field Sobriety Test and a Test at a Police Station?

By Matthew Pack |

Getting pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Virginia can be a terrifying experience. Maybe you’ve received speeding or parking tickets in the past, but these don’t come close in comparison to being arrested for drunk driving. The experience may be so unsettling that you end up agreeing to some tests that you aren’t… Read More »

DUI Laws in Virginia

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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