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The consequences of a DUI extend far beyond the initial fines you pay and the time you may spend in jail. In fact, you may find that your DUI arrest or conviction will impact your career path and the jobs you’re able to take. Learn more about the ways a DUI may affect your… Read More »
My Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was above the Legal Limit (.08), so Why do I Need to Hire an Attorney?
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Virginia is a serious offense that no one should take lightly, even if it is your first offense. There are harsh consequences for a drunk driving conviction, which may include heavy fines, loss of driving privileges, and even jail time. If you are pulled over for suspicion of… Read More »
A police officer has just told you that you are under arrest for DUI. You are terrified and humiliated, and have no idea what to expect next. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of an extended legal ordeal. The good news is that an arrest for drunk driving is not the same as a… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »