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Marijuana breath testing is highly scrutinized

Police officers watch drivers for signs of impairment. While most people assume that impairment comes from alcohol, this isn’t always the case. Marijuana is another substance that can cause a driver to become too impaired to drive.  The issue with marijuana impairment...

Why do people drink so much during Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving will soon be here. For a lot of people that means parades, football, food and family. It probably also means a lot of beer, wine and liquor. The entire Thanksgiving weekend (starting with the Wednesday night before, which has been coined “Drunksgiving” by...

Medical conditions that can affect your breathalyzer test result

If you are pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the state of Virginia requires you to yield to a blood, urine or breath test if requested by law enforcement. By accepting a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in Virginia, the state’s...

You can get to 0.08% very quickly 

The legal Blood Alcohol Concentration limit that indicates a driver is impaired is 0.08%. You can get a DUI under this total, but the court can presume impairment if you are at or over this line, making it easier for them to convict on a drunk driving charge.  Many...

Could legal marijuana lead to a drugged driving charge?

Virginia's Governor Ralph Northam signed the state's recreational cannabis law on April 21st of this year. Virginians first started being able to possess small amounts of the once-regulated drug on July 1st.  The legalization bill passed through both of Virginia's...

How does society treat you after a DUI?

After you get a DUI, the truth is that some people may look at your differently. At work, you may lose your job or be on probation. You may have trouble at home because your spouse is angry at you for making such a serious mistake. You may be passed up for promotions...

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