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Boating Under the Influence

The weather has turned nice, the water is warm, and it is time to slip the boat off the dock. Whether you are out water skiing, to catch the big fish, or just for a leisurely float off the coast, do not forget that you are operating a motor vehicle. Drinking and driving do not mix and neither do drinking and boating.

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Dress for Success at Your DUI Hearing

So the inevitable happened. You went out for the evening and had a few tasty adult beverages, you figured enough time had lapsed and that you were ok to drive. Then on the way home you were stopped for a DUI, and sufficient evidence was found to give you a court date. It can happen to anyone from elected officials to the town drunk, but that night it happened to you. It’s not the end of the world though, you’ve hired an outstanding DUI attorney, and you’re being as helpful as you can be. Aside from being truthful to your lawyer, the next best thing you can do for him to help your case is to show impeccable courtroom etiquette. Courtroom attire has been proven to have subliminal effects on court cases. The respect you show the courtroom can affect the decisions made by your judge.

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Underage Drinking in Virginia Incurs Stiff Penalties

Many kids come to Virginia from out of state to go to college in addition to all of the locals who stay in their home state for college. For this reason, it is important that we educate young Virginians about the dangers of underage drinking and everything associated with it. Virginia law does not take underage drinking lightly, and some of the penalties are harsh. The common alcohol-related crimes Virginia youth are charged with:

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

What You Need to Know About DUI Laws in Virginia

Virginia does not take driving under the influence lightly; our laws are among the most stringent in the nation. Whether driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs, you are committing the same offense. Virginia law criminalizes driving a car under any of the following circumstances:

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

Reckless Driving in Virginia: The Long-Term Ramifications

Reckless driving is a very serious charge in Virginia. According to Virginia Code § 46.2-862, you can be convicted of a misdemeanor criminal traffic offense if you are found guilty of either driving more than twenty miles per hour over the speed limit; or if you are caught driving faster than 80 miles an hour, regardless of the speed limit. This casts a wide net, as 

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI

     

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