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Drunk driving suspected in Virginia beltway crash

Anyone who has driven on the beltway in Virginia likely knows that it can be an intimidating and confusing undertaking, even for those who have experience doing so. As a result, it is understandable that someone driving during the early morning hours could become disoriented. Despite this, police believe that drunk driving was a factor when a driver headed the wrong way on the interstate. 

Facts about DUI laws in Virginia

For many people in Virginia, the holidays are an opportunity to spend time with friends and family. Often, these gatherings include the consumption of food and alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, the consequences for an accusation of driving under the influence, or DUI -- whether by drugs or alcohol -- can be serious.

Virginia woman faces DUI charge following accident

Most drivers in Virginia and across the country know of the importance of being fully vigilant so that they can respond to road conditions that could potentially change rapidly. Unfortunately, even the most vigilant of drivers are not always able to respond quickly enough to unexpected obstacles due to visibility issues, for example. Despite this, law enforcement officials may be quick to make assumptions about the cause of an accident. For example, a woman now faces DUI accusations following a recent collision.

Fatal Virginia accident leads to DUI, other criminal charges

Car accidents can happen at any time of the day or night and for a variety of different reasons. As such, drivers and passengers in Virginia often take certain action -- such as wearing a safety belt -- to protect themselves in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, one man now faces charges of DUI, among others, after a passenger in his vehicle reportedly died in a traffic accident.

Woman charged with DUI following late night crash in Virginia

Most people in Virginia are committed to protecting the safety of the law enforcement officers that they may encounter while driving. However, the flashing lights of a police car can become disorienting at night. Whether this was a contributing factor in the wreck, a woman who was reportedly involved in an accident involving a stopped police vehicle is now facing a DUI charge.

Should you pursue restricted driving privileges?

Virginia residents like you should understand that DUI cases are handled very seriously in the state. Even a first-time DUI-related conviction can result in you losing your license for a time. Robert F. Rider, PLC, is here to talk about the possibility of pursuing restricted driving privileges if your license has been suspended.

Woman seems caught by updating laws

People who live in Virginia and who are arrested for drunk driving know that they may face a myriad of penalties if they are convicted. The consequences associated with a conviction for driving under the influence have evolved over the years. One of the changes that has taken place is regarding the required use of ignition interlock devices, or IIDs as they are commonly known.

Reviewing the margin of error in breathalyzer devices

Those facing drunk driving charges in Roanoke may think that there options for challenging the charges against them are limited if authorities are using the results of a breathalyzer test against them. The common school of thought is that such results offer scientific proof of one’s intoxication, yet that may not necessarily be true. As is the case with almost every measuring device, there is a degree of error that should be taken into account when dealing with breathalyzer devices. Knowing what that may be requires that one also understand how a breathalyzer test generates a measurement. 

What areas of the brain does alcohol affect the most?

When you choose to challenge the drunk driving charges that have been filed against you, the common answer you are likely to receive is that the numbers do not lie. If you registered a blood-alcohol content measurement above .08 on a breath test in Roanoke, that may seem to be all that is needed to prove guilt. Yet the potential inaccuracies inherent in such devices have been detailed on this blog in the past. If you are going to challenge the accuracy of a breath test, then you may need to be able to counter by showing that your actions did not reflect one who was legally drunk. 

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