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Drunk Driving (DUI) Archives

St. Patrick's Day expected to kick off a weekend of DUIs

Virginians should be especially careful over St. Patrick's Day weekend this year. Since St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday, experts expect there to be a surge in drunk driving cases as people head out to celebrate the holiday after work.

NFL star facing assault and DUI charges

Football fans in Virginia and around the country might be familiar with Indianapolis Colts player David Parry. The nose tackle has become a consistent starter for the Colts after being selected by the team in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. However, the 24-year-old athlete is now facing charges of assault and driving under the influence in Arizona after a night out with friends allegedly ended on a violent note.

NFL player faces lengthy suspension after DUI guilty plea

Football fans in Virginia and around the country may be familiar with the former Arizona Cardinal wide receiver Michael Floyd. The 27-year-old first-round draft pick caught only 37 passes during a disappointing 2016 campaign, and he faces an uncertain future after pleading guilty to a charge of extreme DUI on Feb. 16. Floyd will spend 96 days confined to his home after completing a 24 day jail sentence, and he also faces a league suspension that could dash his hopes of playing in 2017.

Drunk driving fatalities show decline

Virginia drivers may be interested to learn that the number of drunk driving fatalities in the District of Columbia area dropped approximately 15 percent between 2014 and 2015. This decrease followed drunk driving death increases that occurred in 2013 and 2014.

In case you hadn't heard, warrantless DUI blood tests are out

The law enforcement landscape regarding drunk driving is not fixed. Like any area of law, it can change. All it takes is a decision by a court or action by the Virginia legislature. Back in May of last year, we reported on how the U.S. Supreme Court would be looking at whether laws criminalizing the refusal to submit to breath and blood tests without a warrant are constitutional. This post offers an update for those who might not have heard the outcome.

Man charged with DUI, hit and run in Virginia

Many legal proceedings may seem like a hassle to individuals, but such processes could be beneficial. Individuals who have been accused of DUI or related offenses have the opportunity during criminal proceedings to defend themselves against the allegations. They may find themselves working toward agreeable outcomes due to this opportunity if they utilize the legal options that they feel are their best options for success.

Virginia man facing DUI charge after accident

Charges are filed for driving under the influence on a fairly regular basis. However, individuals accused of DUI face a case that is unique to the particular details of their predicament. As a result, there is no single way to handle such allegations, and individuals who have had charges brought against them may wish to determine how they feel most comfortable moving forward.

DUI charge brought against Virginia man after alleged hit-and-run

Injury-causing accidents can be nerve-wracking for all parties involved. In some cases, an individual may face criminal charges if authorities believe that certain factors contributed to the accident. Driving under the influence is unfortunately a common charge that stems from such events, and if drivers have been accused of DUI, they may wish to find out how they could potentially combat the charges.

SCOTUS To Review Drunk Driving Breath Tests

Drunk driving laws and related penalties vary from state to state. This year, the Supreme Court of the United States will review Minnesota's implied consent DUI/DWI laws to determine if it is legal to charge a person with a crime if he or she refuses to submit to a warrantless breath, blood or urine test.

Woman charged with DUI after fatal Virginia crash

Accusations of criminal activity can be damaging to a person in many different ways. Their reputation, finances, emotions and other aspects could be negatively affected by criminal charges, especially if they are falsely accused. Nonetheless, individuals facing charges for DUI or other allegations have legal options that they may wish to explore in order to potentially defend against such charges.

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