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Category Archives: DWI

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Virginia Drunk Driver Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

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A Virginia drunk driver smashed into another vehicle on Interstate 64, leading to the death of one person and injuries to several others, reported the Associated Press. The drunk driver faces criminal charges for involuntary manslaughter as a result of this incident. This automotive accident occurred in the evening of November 9th in Hampton,… Read More »

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Repeat DUI Offenders and the Virginia Trauma Center Fund

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Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs can result in property damages, serious injury, and even death. When one person decides to drive under the influence, they put other people and property at risk. And if there is an accident, first responders spend valuable time and resources… Read More »

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What is an Ignition Interlock System in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a dangerous and often deadly practice. Even though Virginia employs strict laws and harsh penalties against such behaviors, drunk drivers continue to cause injuries, deaths and property damage every year. In order to reduce the potential harm from repeat offenders, Virginia requires certain criminal… Read More »

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Analysis of 6 Alcohol-Related Laws in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

While driving under the influence (DUI) charges may be common, they are certainly nothing to face without the help of a skilled attorney. And, of course, more than one type of DUI charge exists in Virginia; in fact, the following outlines six common DUI and alcohol-related laws enforced in the state. Open Containers Under… Read More »

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7 Costs of a DUI Conviction in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Commonwealth of Virginia treats driving under the influence (DUI) offenses with the utmost seriousness. To deter drunk driving, Virginia imposes many fines and requirements on DUI offenders. After adding everything up, the entire process can be extremely costly. To gain a clear understanding of this topic, the following sections will explore seven different… Read More »

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Federal Court Reviews Interdiction of Habitual Drunkards in Virginia

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The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing a challenge to a criminal law in Virginia that targets habitual drunkards, reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch. On a larger level, this law allows the Virginia courts to label a person as a habitual drunkard. Then the court can issue a ruling — referred to legally… Read More »

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Virginia National Guardsman Takes Armored Vehicle on Intoxicated Joy Ride

By Simms Showers LLP |

A National Guardsman was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) after taking an armored vehicle on a 65-mile joy ride into downtown Richmond, reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The 29-year-old lieutenant in the Virginia Army National Guard stole M577 vehicle from a training exercise. This vehicle resembles a tank, but there are no weapons… Read More »

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What is the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program?

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) arose in the 1970s to address driving under the influence (DUI) and general highway safety. At that time, the Virginia General Assembly approved legislation to expand VASAPs across the state. The General Assembly also approved a cost-efficient manner to fund VASAPs. Essentially, each local VASAP is allowed… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Drunk Driving on Personal Property

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Virginia Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that will adjust existing prohibitions on driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by USA Today. Officially referred to as SB 308, this slight adjustment will allow drunk driving at a person’s home or other personal property. Senator Richard Stuart, a Republican from King George,… Read More »

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Survey of Virginia Penalties for Driving Under the Influence

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In the interest of public safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia employs strict guidelines and harsh penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). Virginia prohibits any person from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legal limit for alcohol consumption in Virginia is a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08. Any… Read More »

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