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Category Archives: DUI

WrongWay

Virginia Driver Charged With DUI/DWI After Wrong-Way Accident

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Five people received medical treatment after a man from Ashburn, Virginia allegedly committed DUI/DWI and caused a crash, according to an article by Loudoun Now. Law enforcement reported that this accident occurred on January 7 just before 9:30 p.m. At that point, the Virginia man was driving Loudoun County Parkway, heading in the wrong… Read More »

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Virginia Police Officer Charged With DUI/DWI On Christmas Eve

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A Virginia sheriff’s deputy faces criminal charges for alleged DUI/DWI during a shift on Christmas Eve, according to an article by CBS17. On December 24, at approximately 7:15 p.m., a local sheriff’s office contacted the Virginia State Police and requested assistance with reports of an intoxicated officer on duty. After responding to the request… Read More »

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Analyzing Three Different Penalties For Virginia DUI Convictions

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The Virginia Criminal Code makes driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs a serious criminal offense. Upon a first or second DUI conviction in Virginia, the applicable charge is typically a Class 1 misdemeanor, though the punishment does adjust up and down based on certain circumstances, such as a heightened blood-alcohol concentration… Read More »

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Does Virginia Have Separate Laws For Underage DUI?

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Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances is a serious criminal offense in Virginia. In addition to the standard charges that adults can face for drunk driving, Virginia has separate legal provisions for underage minors who commit DUI. As underage minors are not legally allowed to drink alcohol,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Tree

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A 35-year-old Virginia man faces criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) after crashing into a tree in Kenbridge, according to an article by The Gazette-Virginian. This incident occurred at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22. The Virginia man was driving on Cowford Road, just south of Flashback Street. After apparently losing… Read More »

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DUI8

What Happens When A Virginia DUI Results In A Fatality?

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Virginia Criminal Code features stringent laws against and penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). Any person who operates a motor vehicle while impaired in Virginia can face serious consequences, including jail or prison time and criminal fines. On top of the standard DUI laws and penalties in Virginia, there is also a… Read More »

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Virginia Police Boosted DUI Patrols Through Labor Day Weekend

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For the 20th straight year, Virginia law enforcement augmented patrols through Labor Day weekend in an attempt to minimize driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by NBC12. Officially referred to as “Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI,” this campaign attempted to increase awareness of the risks and dangers of drunk driving and decrease the… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty To DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter

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A Virginia woman recently pleaded guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) and involuntary manslaughter after causing a fatal accident in 2020, according to an article by WJHL. This incident occurred on September 23, 2020, at approximately 8 p.m. in Wise County. The Virginia woman was driving drunk on U.S. Highway 23 and crashed… Read More »

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

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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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