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Virginia Ignition Interlock – The Basics

Virginia law now requires any individual who is convicted of a DUI to have an ignition interlock system installed in their vehicle in order to drive on a restricted license. But, what is an ignition interlock system? Interlock devices are installed directly in the ignition system of the car and determines the blood alcohol content (BAC) of an individual. In …

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Quick Tip of the Week: Being Prepared for a Consultation

We strive to ensure that our potential clients are as informed as possible. This is the why we aim to answer every question presented during the first consultation, but sometimes clients can forget to ask all of their questions during the consultation. In effort to assist our potential clients with this inevitability, we have a quick tip for preparing for …

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Wayne Holcomb, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI – Marijuana Cases

Wayne Holcomb of Yorktown/Newport News, Virginia recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on Blood Draw Tube Validation Issues on DUI – Marijuana Cases. Wayne received training that it has been discovered that the some blood test tube certifications were only for alcohol purposes and that some blood draw tubes, including the chemicals contained inside for …

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Second and Third Offense DUI

Welcome to Virginia – one of the toughest states in the nation on DUI’s.  The cost and hassle and shame and time involved after a DUI charge can be simply life-altering and debilitating in itself.  It seems like everyone is looking at you differently, doesn’t it? In Virginia, if you receive two DUIs within a five year period the punishment …

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Should I Refuse a Breath Test? If so, Which One?

If you are pulled over under suspicion of a DUI in Virginia, from the start, the officer will ask questions and make observations to begin to build his case against you.  Among his evidence building tools are the handheld PBT (Preliminary Breath Test).  After the officer requests that you submit to field sobriety tests (which you cannot be compelled to …