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What does drunk driving look like in Virginia?

The drunk driving laws in Virginia are quite strict, making this state a bad place to get pulled over for a DUI in. If you have been arrested for crimes related to drunk driving, Mark B. Arthur, P.C., is here to walk you through the nuances of the law and understand where you stand with it.

College students who drink and drive may face consequences

When college students choose to drink alcohol on Virginia campuses, they may simply think they are engaging in a recreational college activity. However, alcohol can have serious consequences for students, especially if they choose to drink and then drive home.

Drunk driving death might result in a manslaughter charge

When you go out for drinks, the last thing on your mind is to cause an accident while driving home. However, after having a few drinks, your judgment might be clouded, or you might believe that the alcohol is out of your system. Despite your best intentions at the beginning of the night, you have decided to drive home. At the law office of Mark B. Arthur, PC, we have spoken to numerous people in the same situation, who meant no harm but were held responsible for alcohol-related accidents. It is important for you and other Virginia residents to understand the potential consequences of a drunk driving accident that resulted in someone’s death.

What choices can keep you from getting a DUI?

The holidays have come and gone, but there are still reasons to go out and celebrate with your friends or family. A special achievement, an anniversary, a birthday or just wanting to go out and have fun are all reasons you might go to a bar or a party. However, it is important for you and other Virginia residents to understand that when there is alcohol, there is also the chance of getting a DUI.

How do you reinstate your license?

As a driver in Virginia convicted of driving while under the influence, you may have had your license suspended. This can have a very damaging effect on your overall life and livelihood, especially if it interferes with your ability to get to work or school. But how do you go about reinstating your license?

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.

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