Changes in DUI Restricted Licenses in Virginia

One of the worst parts of getting convicted of driving under the influence having your license suspended or restricted.  Historically, a DUI conviction meant a restricted license for twelve months … [Read more...]

Virginia DUI (DWI). Where to start?

Virginia this morning was kind enough to have our own Brandon Nexsen speak on three tips on DUI (DWI) charges.  You can view his tips here: Air date: July 27th, 2020 … [Read more...]

Change to Penalty for Refusal of BAC Test in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, a major change was implemented concerning the penalty for refusing to cooperate with a blood or breath test following arrest for a DUI charge. Virginia has an “implied consent” … [Read more...]

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop the Lawsuit Against You?

If you are in the midst of a lawsuit and experiencing financial hardship, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a quick fix that will prevent judgment against you. In some cases, that may be true, but … [Read more...]

How criminal defense counsel can help in Virginia: Recharacterizing felonies as misdemeanors.

In an earlier post on collateral consequences, we wrote about how felony convictions can result in life-altering events that forever change the course of how society treats you. Frequently clients … [Read more...]

DUI Under 21 in Virginia

Most people believe that if you have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) under 0.08, you are safe to drive and cannot be charged with DUI.  However, in Virginia, that is not the case. If you are under 21 … [Read more...]

Unlawful Search and Evidence Retrieved – What Might a Court Do?

For years, evidence that police find in violation of a person’s rights under the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution – the right against unlawful search and seizure- is commonly ruled inadmissible … [Read more...]

DUI (DWI) under .08 BAC in Virginia

Most people believe that if you have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) under 0.08, you are safe to drive and cannot be charged with DUI (DWI).  However, in Virginia, that is not the case. Consuming any … [Read more...]

Virginia DUIs: New Tougher Penalties for DUIs Involving Injuries

On February 23rd, 2019, the House of Delegates voted to approve tougher penalties for DUIs that involve injuries in Virginia.  The Senate had previously approved the bill unanimously by a vote of … [Read more...]

Virginia DWI Law: The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs while having a child in the vehicle with you

Virginia is a tough state when it comes to punishing drunk and drugged drivers.  Virginia is even less tolerant when a person is caught operating a vehicle under the influence with a child (someone 17 … [Read more...]