Virginia DUI Laws, Breath Test Refusal Law, “do I have to blow?”

Virginia DUI Laws and Breath Test Refusal: Preliminary vs. Evidential Breath Tests, plus 3 Ways Virginia DUI Lawyers Attack BAC Evidence Virginia DUI Laws: visit the primary Virginia DWI law page for more generalized information. The Commonwealth (the prosecution) will try to use results from a breath test to prove the accused was intoxicated. If […]

Arlington and Fairfax County DWI Checkpoints on Saint Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day DWI Checkpoints in Fairfax and Arlington, Northern Virginia This Saint Patrick’s Day, the police will be patrolling Northern Virginia in suitable numbers to match the influx in expected drunk drivers on the roadways. One of the more controversial ways the local police in Northern Virginia catch drivers is through the use of […]

10 Virginia DWI Law Tips – Winter, January 2015

Top 10 DWI Law Tips for 2015 Plus, safe driving tips and suggested GPS app This post contains no legal advice. Virginia laws frequently change, and all cases should be discussed with a licensed Virginia criminal law attorney. The good news: many local Northern Virginia DWI and DUI attorneys offer free consultations. If charged with DUI or […]

7 Surprising Ways Police Could Search or Arrest You Right Now

7 Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement (Principles Police Rely on to Search or Arrest) What prevents the police from searching every young male with dreadlocks? The 4th Amendment and Supreme Court case law. The privacy interests of individuals in this country are embodied by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The case law […]

Virginia License Plate Display Laws: Legal Stop?

Northern Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney and Local Fairfax Criminal Lawyer: Know These License Plate Display Laws This article by our Fairfax criminal lawyer and Northern Virginia defense attorney focuses on Virginia license plate laws, but the purpose is larger. Why focus on a seemingly narrow and minor type of infraction? Simple: traffic stops often give […]

Arrest Trends: College Students Home in Virginia on Break

December – January: More DWI arrests, and others; More College Students at Risk says Fairfax Criminal Lawyer and Virginia Defense Attorney When you do something long enough, eventually you notice patterns. A pattern defies mere coincidence when it turns into a trend, at which point, experts can study the data and learn lessons. I am […]

Do Virginia DUI Lawyers Recommend a Dashcam?

Should I Buy a Dashcam? Northern Virginia Criminal Attorney and Fairfax DUI Lawyer Shares Thoughts Dash cams are nothing new. HD cameras meant to record through your windshield are too expensive for the average driver, right? Wrong. You would be surprised. Today, our Fairfax criminal attorney and DUI lawyer provides a realistic example of just […]

Misdemeanor Appeals in Virginia

Virginia Misdemeanor Appeal from District to Circuit Court One has a right to appeal the court’s ruling if found guilty of a Virginia misdemeanor in district court. The case is appealed to the circuit court, and heard de novo. This means that there is a new trial. It does not mean the original case result […]

Probable Cause: “What is probable cause?”

Our Virginia Defense Attorney‘s 4th Amendment Probable Cause Introduction: What is Probable Cause? “Probable Cause” (PC) is an intricate legal term that all criminal defense attorneys and regular citizens ought to be familiar with. Why should non-lawyers take a few moments to familiarize themselves with the 4th Amendment and PC? Simple. It has to do […]