Can you get a DUI for legal drugs?

Believe it or not, you could get a DUI charge in Florida — and possibly even a conviction — from driving on legal drugs. That includes strong prescription medication, but it could even potentially include over-the-counter drugs, such as sleep aids, cough medicine,...

Do I have to take a blood alcohol test?

If an officer stops you for a suspected DUI, he or she will probably request that you take a breath alcohol test. This test will provide a reading of your blood alcohol level.  According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, if you refuse to take a blood...

What college students need to know about DUI

College students in Virginia work hard at academics and employment but also like to have fun during their downtime. However, whether you are above or beneath the legal drinking age, you should know that there are serious penalties for people who are caught behind the...

What is the financial cost of a DUI?

A DUI conviction can have serious ramifications, including but not limited to fines, jail time, license suspension and mandatory alcohol treatment. However, upon conviction in Virginia, it is your bank account that will experience the most damage. According to...

Defending against drunk driving charges

Under Virginia law, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of 0.08 or above. There are different types of DUI charges accused people may face and different legal limits depending on the age of the driver that it is useful to be...

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