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DUI

Overcoming the temptation to drive after you drink

Drinking and driving can have lasting repercussions on your life that harm your relationships and jeopardize your freedom. However, there are things you can do to overcome your past and develop healthier habits. One drunk driving charge does not have to determine the...

Can you refuse to do a field sobriety test?

Understanding one's rights is essential in any police interaction. When it comes to DUI stops in Virginia, knowing whether a person can refuse to participate in a field sobriety test often tops the list of uncertainties. This article helps to explain whether or not a...

How does an ignition interlock device work?

When a Virginia traffic stop leads to a charge of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence, quite a bit depends on whether that charge leads to a conviction. If it does, you may have to spend up to a year behind bars and pay hefty fines, among other...

When is jail time mandatory after a Virginia DUI?

When a Virginia law enforcement officer stops your car and charges you with driving under the influence, you may have valid concerns about potential penalties if the charge ends with a conviction. Virginia takes drunk driving quite seriously, and you may face a wide...

What happens if a driver refuses a breath test?

Getting pulled to the side of the road by an officer can send the pulse rate of any driver sky-high. If that driver also happens to have consumed any amount of alcohol, that might escalate the fear. The request to take a breath test to measure the alcohol content is...

Important numbers related to DUIs in Virginia

Driving under the influence in Virginia remains a problem for individuals, families and society. This issue continues to take a toll on too many residents of the state. Looking at some of the numbers shows that both good news and disappointing news continue to fight...

How much does insurance rise after a Virginia DWI/DUI?

Virginia takes drinking and driving seriously, and the penalties drivers face after receiving a conviction for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence are considerable. In addition to possible time in jail or prison, you may face any number of other...

Information on drunk driving in Virginia

Though drunk driving trends in Virginia remain low by historical standards, the issue still disrupts lives in many different ways. Drivers charged with a DUI face significant penalties and accident victims suffer from serious injuries and even fatalities. A look at...

How do you safely avoid a DUI checkpoint?

DUI checkpoints are a relatively common occurrence throughout the nation. However, it still makes many people uncomfortable for a number of reasons. If you do not want to go through a DUI checkpoint, do you have to? The good news is, you do not. Defining DUI...