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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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There are many factors that contribute to whether a person charged with DUI is convicted or acquitted. Some of them are well known such as the results of chemical tests, the testimony and observations of the arresting officer, and the physical condition of the accused at the time they were pulled over and arrested. There...
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You may have heard of a nolo contendre plea before, either on television or in real life. You may have even heard of an Alford Plea, though it is unlikely. The question is, then, are these pleas a legal strategy that is allowed in Virginia and, if so, are they something you should consider if...
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As a disclaimer, it is important to note that no two DUI cases are alike and the specific situation is determinative as to the proper defense in each individual case. Please bear this in mind as you read this. This is the second posting in a planned series that will examine potential general defenses in...
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It is an unfortunate fact that many teenagers drink and drive in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Even though drivers under the age of 21 account for only about 10% of drivers, they account for 14% of alcohol related traffic fatalities. Virginia lawmakers have recognized the seriousness of this problem and have passed laws that create...
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The answer is both yes and no. This is because reckless driving is based on how you are driving at a given time while DUI involves your condition while you are driving. Both charges are incredibly serious in Virginia and deserve discussion. Below, you will find examples of situations where both can be charged and...
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On May 11, 2015, a Bluefield, Virginia school bus driver who was arrested for DUI back in January 2015 was indicted for 22 counts of child endangerment and one count of operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated. According to police, Stephanie Ann Lowe was arrested in January after finishing her school bus route and was...
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All DUI cases are different and can involve radically different facts and situations. You must consult an experienced DUI defense attorney to determine if any of the defenses that are discussed below could apply to your situation. This is the first in a planned series of posts that will examine some of the various defenses...
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