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This document covers all these topics: Ignition Interlock Program Stopped for a DUI or other Traffic Offense? 10 Things to Know I Wasn’t Read My Rights! How Miranda Applies in DUI Cases Why Should I Fight My DUI Charge? Virginia DUI: Refusal to Take a Blood or Breath Test Meet Defense Attorney Sherrise Powers, Esq....
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You are innocent until proven guilty, right? Not so fast. There are levels of “innocence” when it comes to DUI in Virginia. To understand this better, we can examine what a prosecutor needs to prove to convict you of a DUI in Virginia and explain some legal terms that you often see used in association...
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A Roanoke, Virginia woman was sentenced to five years in prison for her second DUI conviction on August 3rd, 2015. Tracie Nininger was arrested for DUI back in October of 2014 after police saw her swerve over the center-line several times. Once she was pulled over, dash cam footage showed her falling out of her...
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Typically, when most people think about DUI, they think about people going out to bars and having too much to drink and then driving drunk. While this has received much of the focus of the media and law enforcement, there is a push among law enforcement agencies to get tough on drivers who are under...
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Virginia’s DUI laws are considered among the harshest in the US. For example, a third DUI conviction is punished as a felony and even first offenses often result in jail time. Since the laws are perceived as being so aggressive, many people consider refusing to take a breath or blood test when they get pulled...
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Everyone knows the danger of drinking and driving. You can get pulled over by the police and get hit for severe fines, costs, and even potentially spend time in jail. What you might not know is that there are ramifications for you even if you would never consider driving after having a drink. Virginians face...
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You grow up hearing about your permanent record. Your parents or teachers probably told you that if you did something wrong, “It will go on your permanent record.” As you got older, you probably thought it was something they made up. Well, they were actually right. You do have a permanent record. What’s more, a...
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A Hanover County, Virginia man was sentenced to a 12-year prison sentence for a 2013 DUI crash that led to the death of a 74-year old woman. Donald Johnston had been drinking heavily and decided to leave his house to get Tylenol and Gatorade. While driving, he left the road and traveled 150 feet across...
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In the age of the Internet, urban myths are created and spread constantly. DUI is a very real social problem so it is naturally the subject of a number of these myths. Just like playing telephone, once these myths get started they spread like wildfire and misperceptions become part of our social knowledge. It dangerous...
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You have heard of the tragedies that can result from drinking and driving. Thousands of people every year are killed by drunk drivers and lives are torn apart. It is undoubtedly a tragedy when this occurs. Virginia has serious penalties for DUI and even more serious repercussions when someone is injured or killed in a...
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