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Category Archives: DUI

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Can I Refuse A DUI Test During A Virginia Traffic Stop?

By Simms Showers LLP |

When executing a traffic stop on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), a Virginia police officer has lawful authority to request a chemical test to measure the driver’s level of intoxication. Given the severe penalties in Virginia for DUI offenses, certain drivers have attempted to refuse the DUI test. Any person who refuses… Read More »

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Deadly Virginia Crash Leads to DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

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A Virginia man faces criminal charges for DUI and involuntary manslaughter after allegedly causing a fatal crash in Roanoke, according to an article by NBC affiliate WSIS. On January 14, local law enforcement responded to reports of a hit-and-run incident at approximately 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the intersection of Orange Avenue and… Read More »

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Virginia Driver Faces DUI & Other Charges After High-Speed Chase

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A Virginia woman faces criminal charges for DUI and multiple other offenses after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase, according to an article by ABC-affiliate WRIC. Allegedly, law enforcement officers attempted to pull over this driver at approximately 7 p.m. on January 5. But the driver sped off and led them on a… Read More »

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What Happens if I Refuse a DUI Test in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Under Virginia law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or other substances and, thus, incapable of driving safely. Referred to legally as driving under the influence (DUI), any person who commits this offense in Virginia will face criminal charges and severe penalties. Upon the first or second offense,… Read More »

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Drunk Driver Crashes in Virginia After Trying to Elude Police

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Local authorities arrested a 23-year-old Virginia man for driving under the influence (DUI) and several other charges, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This arrest occurred on October 4th, at approximately 11 p.m., when deputies of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office tried to execute a traffic stop in Ashburn around the 21000… Read More »

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Is There a Difference Between DUI & DWI in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) or drive while impaired (DWI) as a result of alcohol, drugs, or any combination of substances. Even though Virginia law includes references to DUI and DWI, both offenses feature the same punishments. Any person who commits DUI or DWI will… Read More »

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What is Implied Consent to DUI Testing in Virginia?

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has a duty to maintain safety and security on all highways and roadways within its borders. In keeping with this duty, Virginia prohibits drivers from driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Furthermore, Virginia law stipulates implied consent to DUI testing for all drivers who operate a vehicle… Read More »

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Drunk Driver Arrested in Sterling After Causing Car Crash

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old woman for drunk driving after an alleged automotive collision, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a vehicle crash on July 27th at approximately 9 p.m. Near the intersection of West Church Street and North York Road, the deputies… Read More »

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4 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Virginia

By Simms Showers LLP |

Drunk driving in Virginia is a leading cause of automobile deaths each year. That is why Virginia law features stringent rules against intoxicated or impaired driving. It does not matter if a person consumes alcohol, drugs, or some combination of substances. If consumption causes a person to drive unsafely, it likely qualifies as a… Read More »

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Loudoun County Authorities Charge Virginia Woman with Child Endangerment & DUI

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Local authorities in Loudoun County arrested a Virginia woman and charged her with child endangerment and DUI, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to an automotive accident on August 1st at approximately 10 p.m. When deputies arrived at the scene near City Center Boulevard and Harry… Read More »

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