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Lesser known consequences of a conviction

Your first thought after you have been charged with a crime in Virginia may be the fear of spending time in prison, or coming up with money for bail, fines and other financial penalties. These are not the only things that you may have to deal with in the years after a conviction, or even for the rest of your life. We at the law office of Mark B. Arthur, P.C., have often counseled clients and advocated for them in court seeking to lessen the impact of the allegations against them.

What are some consequences of underage drinking?

If you are a minor in Virginia, you most likely know that you are not permitted to purchase or possess alcohol until the age of 21. While there are a range of legal consequences that can occur if you partake in alcohol before that time, underage kids who drink are also at risk of decreased academic success, serious injury and even death in some cases.

New technologies aim to reduce drunk driving

Being in an accident or being on the receiving end of a ticket in Lynchburg after drinking and getting behind the wheel can have a profound impact on a person’s life. The repercussions may be serious and a driving under the influence charge can stay on one’s record for a long time. That is why some innovative companies are looking to develop ways that could prevent people from driving if their blood alcohol content is over the legal limit.

Do breath test devices provide reliable results?

As a motorist in Virginia, you may run the risk of being asked to submit to a roadside breath test if a law enforcement officer suspects that you are drinking and driving. Although you face certain penalties if your refuse to participate in this test, studies show that the results of breath tests may not always accurately reflect your true blood alcohol content level. In fact, they may show inflated readings, which could lead to a wrongful arrest and charge of a DUI.

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