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How can you tell if your blood alcohol concentration is over .08?

As someone who loves to go out and have a good time but also wants to be responsible, it's important to understand how alcohol affects the body. If you are planning to drive home, you need to know that you're going to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.07 or lower to prevent being stopped and charged with a DUI.

Man faces several charges after hit-and-run crash in Virginia

When a driver commits a hit-and-run, he or she leaves potentially severely injured victims at a scene to fend for themselves. He or she takes the risk of fleeing without considering the damage it could cause. Delaying treatment to someone injured in a crash could be the difference between life and death.

Implied consent applies to highways, Virginia Supreme Court rules

Imagine falling asleep in your parked car in a parking lot. You had too much to drink, so instead of driving, you decided to sleep it off in your vehicle where you could be safe and also not put others at risk. Then, a police officer comes upon you, and he attempts to give you a breath test. Is there any reason you should give a sample to the officer?

Learn the options for dealing with your drunk driving charges

Drunk driving charges can impact your life from costing you money on increased insurance premiums to having to deal with not having a driver's license. We know that this can be a troubling thing for you to face, but it is important that you face it head-on. You shouldn't try to just ignore what is going on because this can lead to you not being able to present a defense. We want you to know that you do have options in a drunk driving case. We can help you to learn about what choices you have.

This is how fast your blood alcohol concentration could rise

When you go out to drink with friends, colleagues or on your own, you need to understand how alcohol affects your body. Failing to understand the rate at which your blood alcohol concentration increases puts you at risk of getting drunk. If you decide to drive in that state, then you could be pulled over and arrested for drunk driving.

Teens can avoid drunk driving charges

Drunk driving charges are serious for anyone of any age, and the resulting consequences of a conviction can range from loss of a driver's license to time spent in jail. For teens, drunk driving charges can derail a lot of plans; convictions could result in losing school standing, loss of freedom or even loss of opportunities when it comes to future jobs or college. As a teen, there are ways to avoid drunk driving charges.

Yes, you can defend yourself against a DUI charge

Defending yourself against a DUI is possible with the right strategy. There is no single strategy that works for all people, so it's important to look at your case with your attorney to devise the best way to move forward. For example, you may discover that you were arrested improperly or that you were stopped and given a breath test that was not warranted.

Driver faces felony after hitting pedestrians

A drunk driving collision can lead to serious charges; in Virginia, you could face a felony if you injure another person while you're intoxicated. The seriousness of a charge is why it's wise to seek out a defense the moment you're in an accident; there may be ways to reduce a charge or to have the criminal charges against you dismissed.

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