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What should you do if you've been pulled over for DUI?

Drivers in Virginia may be subjected to randomized DUI checks when on the road. It's also possible to be pulled over for minor offenses, such as having expired stickers or a broken tail light. But what do you do if you've been pulled over because an officer suspects that you've been drinking?

Why is it important to contest underage DUI charges?

Kids under the age of 18 in Virginia often have a license and the ability to drive, but aren't yet legally able to drink. That doesn't stop it from happening, though. Unfortunately, underage drinking occurs quite often, and illegal situations such as drinking and driving can follow. Mark B. Arthur, P.C., is here to show you the potential far-reaching effects of a DUI conviction for someone who's underage like you.

What influences the severity of DUI penalties?

As a university student in Virginia, chances are high that you'll end up at a party or gathering with alcohol at some point. Unfortunately, DUI charges are still just as harsh for college kids as they are for anyone else. You can trust Mark B. Arthur, PC. to inform you of the penalties you may face if you're convicted of any DUI-related charge, therefore enabling you to take these charges as seriously as you should.

Extra DUI checkpoints across Virginia for holiday weekend

As people across Virginia prepare to have one last hurrah this summer, law enforcement officers are gearing up for a long weekend on the lookout for drunk drivers. According to WAVY, Virginia State Police, along with nearly 200 other state agencies, are ramping up their efforts to crack down on driving under the influence as a part of Checkpoint Strikeforce. The long holiday weekend will be marked by increased patrols and DUI checkpoints.

Intoxicated manslaughter laws in Virginia

Involuntary manslaughter is a complex topic on its own; when alcohol enters the picture, the situation becomes all the more complex. In Virginia, manslaughter is defined as the killing of one human being by another, but without intention or premeditation. It is important to know what is at stake in the case of an intoxicated manslaughter. 

Drunk driving and the law

Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol can not only be dangerous, but costly. In Virginia, law enforcement takes measures to prevent such dangers and educate drivers about the consequences of driving while impaired. While drunk driving is a serious matter, learning about the facts can raise awareness and potentially create safer driving practices. 

DUI concerns over Fourth of July

As the end of June gets nearer, many residents in Virginia are eagerly looking forward to the long holiday weekend over the Fourth of July. From backyard barbeques to fun on a favorite lake or a road trip, the celebrations may abound. Alcoholic beverages are commonly enjoyed during these celebrations but people should take caution to ensure that they avoid a potential drunk driving arrest.

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