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Tag Archives: DUI Defense Loudoun County

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What is an Ignition Interlock System in Virginia?

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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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Virginia National Guardsman Takes Armored Vehicle on Intoxicated Joy Ride

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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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Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI Offenders

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In Virginia, if you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, you must use a special ignition interlock device, used to measure your blood alcohol content before starting the engine, for a period of time afterwards. Unfortunately not all drunk drivers are stopped by this technology, and the length of time required… Read More »

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Alcohol and Minors in Virginia

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The drinking age in the United States is 21. There are many different kinds of crimes in the Virginia criminal code that relate to alcohol and minors, defined here as anyone under the age of 21. If you or your child is charged with an alcohol related offense, you should contact a skilled juvenile… Read More »

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Rising Blood Alcohol Content Defense to DUI

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The Commonwealth of Virginia, like all other states, has a legal blood (or breath) alcohol content (BAC) limit of .08 for drivers. If you are found to be driving over the limit or your driving is impaired, no matter your BAC, you can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). DUI is a… Read More »

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Six Common Defenses to DUI and DWI

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Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are common charges in Virginia. Many people think that if they are charged with either of these offenses there is no point in defending the charges, but that is not true. A knowledgeable DUI and DWI lawyer can help you craft a persuasive defense… Read More »

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Virginia DUI Basics

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Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, known as DUI, is a crime and can come with harsh penalties. While DUI is illegal in all states, each state has its own laws. This article looks at Virginia DUI laws and other important DUI-related information. Virginia Law For most drivers, it is illegal to… Read More »

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