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Tag Archives: Leesburg DUI Defense Attorney

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What are the Penalties in Virginia for Driving Under the Influence?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is the source of numerous automotive accidents, physical injuries, and fatalities every year in Virginia. That is why there are strict laws and penalties against intoxicated or impaired driving. The punishment for DUI can include time behind bars and criminal fines, especially for repeat offenders…. Read More »

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What Happens if Someone Refuses a DUI Test in Virginia?

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is illegal to drive under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. If law enforcement suspects drunk or intoxicated driving, they will pull over the driver. Within a short time thereafter, law enforcement will administer a test of the driver’s breath, blood, or both…. Read More »

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What is the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program?

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The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) arose in the 1970s to address driving under the influence (DUI) and general highway safety. At that time, the Virginia General Assembly approved legislation to expand VASAPs across the state. The General Assembly also approved a cost-efficient manner to fund VASAPs. Essentially, each local VASAP is allowed… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between DUI and DUID in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

The subject for exploration today centers on the differences between two intoxicated driving charges in Virginia — DUI and DUID. The following sections will cover important definitions of and penalties for both offenses. What is the Definition of DUI in Virginia? Code of Virginia 18.2-266 makes it unlawful to drive under the influence (DUI)…. Read More »

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Can a DUI Affect Employment Status in Virginia?

By Simms Showers LLP |

The subject of today’s blog post centers on the relationship between an arrest or conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) and future employment opportunities. For the purposes of this discussion, it is important to note that a DUI arrest or conviction can result in a criminal record. In certain employment settings, the presence… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Drunk Driving on Personal Property

By Simms Showers LLP |

The Virginia Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that will adjust existing prohibitions on driving under the influence (DUI), according to an article by USA Today. Officially referred to as SB 308, this slight adjustment will allow drunk driving at a person’s home or other personal property. Senator Richard Stuart, a Republican from King George,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Charges for DUI, Hit and Run & Obstruction of Justice

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An Eastville, Virginia, man is on trial for DUI as well as hit and run after a car accident that left one passenger injured, according to an article by U.S. News & World Report. The Eastville man’s father and sister also face charges for obstruction of justice after lying to police. Police arrived at… Read More »

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Survey of Virginia Penalties for Driving Under the Influence

By Simms Showers LLP |

In the interest of public safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia employs strict guidelines and harsh penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). Virginia prohibits any person from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legal limit for alcohol consumption in Virginia is a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08. Any… Read More »

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One Dead After Virginia Woman Drives Wrong Way While Drunk

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A 25-year-old Virginia woman faces criminal charges for DUI and DUI maiming after killing a man while driving against traffic, according to an article by WTOP. This horrific car accident occurred on November 4, 2017, at approximately 2:07 a.m. At that time, the woman was driving drunk on the wrong side of I-264, heading… 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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