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What constitutes probable cause during a DUI stop?

Law enforcement officers are trained and mandated to do just that: enforce the law and keep the public safe. And part of this involves looking out for drunk drivers.  However, the police cannot stop you and conduct a DUI investigation without justification. They must...

What is implied consent?

Everyone who has a driver’s license in this country is subjected to the implied consent law. Virginia Code § 18.2-268.2 states that anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public roads is subjected to implied consent laws, regardless of whether they have a driver’s...

Did we always know opioids were addictive?

Opioids are one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. A big part of the reason for this is that they are addictive. Some people will use them recreationally and others will use them in medical settings, but both of these people could be at risk of...

Should you agree to a field sobriety test?

Understanding your rights and obligations is crucial if the police stop you on suspicion of drunk driving. One area to know about is a set of physical tests collectively known as field sobriety tests. The police can ask you to perform one or more of these, and you...

3 lessons you’ll learn in DUI education courses

The severity of a DUI sentence depends on the BAC (blood alcohol content) in your system. According to Virginia DUI laws, if you possess at least a BAC level of 0.08 percent, you need to pay a fine of $250 to $2,500. Plus, you’ll have a suspended license for up to a...

How fast does your body process alcohol?

The police could give you a DUI based on the way you were driving alone. Yet more typically, they back themselves up with a breath or blood test for alcohol. While there are ways to challenge test results, empirical evidence is typically quite convincing. If you like...

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