Category Archives: DUI
How To Hire A Leesburg DUI Lawyer
Mostly because Washington, D.C. is in the area, Northern Virginia has one of the highest number of lawyers per capita in the country. Almost all lawyers received some criminal law training in law school. So, almost all of these lawyers claim they can handle a DUI defense. In many cases, that’s true, at least… Read More »
DUI Charges Filed Against Virginia State Police Trooper
A Virginia State Police trooper faces criminal charges for DUI and other offenses, according to an article by NBC12. After allegedly committing DUI on June 23 on Interstate 64, the trooper in question faces criminal charges for DUI, refusing a DUI test, and reckless driving. While legal developments in this matter continue to unfold,… Read More »
Virginia Woman Pleads Guilty To DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter
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 »
Can I Refuse A DUI Test During A Virginia Traffic Stop?
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 »
Deadly Virginia Crash Leads to DUI & Involuntary Manslaughter Charges
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 »
Virginia Driver Faces DUI & Other Charges After High-Speed Chase
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 »
What Happens if I Refuse a DUI Test in Virginia?
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 »
Drunk Driver Crashes in Virginia After Trying to Elude Police
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 »
Is There a Difference Between DUI & DWI in Virginia?
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 »
What is Implied Consent to DUI Testing in Virginia?
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 »