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Category Archives: DUI

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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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Repeat DUI Offender Arrested After Fleeing Virginia Police

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A Virginia man faces criminal charges after attempting to elude police officers while also driving drunk, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Official statements say this will be his fourth DUI offense. On Tuesday, July 14th, at approximately 3 a.m., police officers attempted to execute a traffic stop near Loudoun County Parkway… Read More »

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New Virginia Law Adjusts Ignition Interlock Rules for DUI Offenders

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A new Virginia law will relax the ignition interlock system requirements for first-time DUI offenders. Certain provisions of the new law took effect on July 1, 2020. Other provisions will not take effect until July 1, 2021. Officially referred to as Senate Bill 439, this new measure changed the conditions for a restricted driving… Read More »

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Does Virginia Require Driver’s License Suspension for DUIs?

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In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia has stringent laws against driving under the influence (DUI). Virginia law does not discriminate between intoxication or impairment from alcohol or drugs. If a driver loses the ability to operate their vehicle safely due to alcohol or drugs, it can qualify as… Read More »

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Virginia DUI Crash in Sterling Leads to Multiple Criminal Charges

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Law enforcement arrested and charged a Virginia man for driving under the influence (DUI) and several other crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to this incident on Friday, April 24th near the 100 block of Williamsburg Road in Sterling. Just before 10 p.m., the Virginia… Read More »

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What are the Virginia Penalties for Minors Who Commit DUI?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Even though the legal drinking age is 21 years old in Virginia, certain underage minors consume alcohol anyway and even drive under the influence (DUI) thereafter. Given that underage minors are prohibited from consuming alcohol, Virginia law features a zero tolerance approach to underage drinking and driving. Underage DUI Laws in Virginia Code of… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Law Deal with Repeat DUI Offenders?

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Any person who driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia places other people and property in serious risk of harm. This risk increases exponentially for repeat offenders who regularly engage in this type of dangerous driving behavior, including those with high levels of blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). To deter people from… Read More »

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Virginia Law Enforcement Arrests D.C. Woman For Third DUI Offense

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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Washington, D.C. woman for an alleged third offense of driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident occurred in Sterling, Virginia at approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 5th. The 57-year-old D.C. woman ran a red light at the intersection… Read More »

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What are the Consequences of Refusing a DUI Test in Virginia?

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In order to demonstrate that a person was actually driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in Virginia, the authorities must conduct a DUI test. These tests can measure levels of alcohol or drug consumption using the driver’s breath or blood. In certain cases, drivers refuse to submit to the DUI test,… Read More »

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