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Small Mistakes – Big Consequences – Don’t Give Hampton Roads Police Officers Reasons To Pull Your Over

A big part of my job involves defending my clients who have been charged with a crime or traffic violation. Oftentimes, however, this can be avoided. We get several calls from clients saying they were first pulled over for an expired registration, which then led to the officer, for example, finding a small amount of marijuana. A simple (and relatively …

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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 …