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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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