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Yes, you can challenge a Breathalyzer and win in court

If you've been accused of driving while intoxicated, one of the first things that you'll be asked to do is to submit to a breath test. Using a Breathalyzer, the officer will take a sample of your breath to determine your current level of intoxication. The breath test reports a percentage. Under law, any level that is .08 percent or higher makes it illegal for you to be behind the wheel of a vehicle.

A DUI leads to harsh penalties and lasting consquences

If you've been accused of driving a car after you've had too much to drink, then you know you're at risk of a DUI conviction. A DUI or DWI are essentially the same thing. They are either driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. Both may result in penalties that could end up costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars, your license and your freedom.

Virginia's drug courts handle cocaine cases

Virginia has specific laws pertaining to the use and distribution of cocaine, a Schedule II drug. This illegal drug may not be purchased or distributed in the state. If you possess it, you can face up to a year in jail and a financial penalty of $2,500. If you sell it, the penalty could include a sentence as long as life in prison.

How can you get through Thanksgiving custody issues?

Divorce can make holidays difficult for your family. You might want to have your children for Christmas, for example, but be unable to because of your custody arrangements. Fortunately, there are ways for you to handle the holidays, so you and your children get the most out of them.

Rose McGowan believes charges are meant to silence her

Imagine knowing something horrible about someone but being unable to say anything for fear of repercussions. When you finally do get the nerve to speak out, you coincidentally find yourself the center of a criminal case. That might be what's happening in this case.

Do the holidays promote more drunk driving?

It's no secret that the holidays bring out the booze. Family members that many people don't see often come into town for the holiday, and that makes it a time for celebration. With so many holidays coming up soon, it's important to understand how drinking could end up affecting you if you choose to get behind the wheel and drive. Since there is an increase in the number of people on the roads, drinking and driving is more likely to result in a crash and could lead to serious injuries or fatalities.

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