Alcohol and Driving
Alcohol affects virtually every part of your body; however, the
affect on your brain and central nervous system are what make you
deadly behind the wheel of a car if you are intoxicated. Read more...
Drugs and Driving
Alcohol use is not the only thing that will impair a driver.
Drugs, whether they are illegal or prescription, will put the impaired
driver and other drivers on the road in extreme detriment. If you
are under the influence of drugs while operating a motor vehicle, you
may face the same penalties as those imposed for driving under the
influence of alcohol. Read more...
Differences between DUI and DWI
DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI stands for
Driving While Intoxicated. As a general rule of thumb, any
alcohol-related traffic incident is referred to as a DUI in the State
of Virginia. No distinction is made between a DUI and a DWI in
Virginia and the terms are often used interchangeably. Read more...
Virginia is tough on drinking and driving, and the penalties you
will face if convicted of a DUI are strict. Alcohol affects every
part of your brain in varying ways at varying times, so the combination
of drinking and driving is potentially a deadly one, most definitely a
dangerous one. This is not a mere traffic violation; it is a
criminal offense and you will be arrested. Refusing the Breath
Test is not an option; in fact, this is a misdemeanor and will be added
to your list of citations. Read more...
DWI Attorney Directory
Need the services of a DWI Attorney? Find one in your area. Read more...
You have only a short amount of time to request a hearing with the
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, and you want to do this before
your license is automatically suspended or revoked. If an
Attorney does this on your behalf immediately following the arrest, you
may retain your driving privileges until the hearing. Read
Monetarily speaking, the cost of a Virginia DUI is high. As
mentioned earlier, you will pay fines associated with the degree and
frequency of your arrest and conviction, but the costs do not end
A BAC Level stands for Blood Alcohol Concentration level. When
you are tested for your BAC level, you are being tested to determine
the amount of alcohol in your blood. In Virginia, a BAC of 0.08
will earn you a trip to the police station because you are considered
legally drunk and driving under the influence. While the most
significant and consistent impairments are seen at approximately a 0.05
BAC level, a BAC level as low as 0.02 can spur visual impairment in
some people. Read more...
Make no mistake about it! The penalties for DUI in Virginia are
quick and harsh whether you are a teen or adult driver, because this is
a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read more...
It is estimated that every 30-minutes, someone in the United States
is killed in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident, and every hour
in the United States, approximately 67 people are injured in an
alcohol-related motor vehicle accident. Read more...
When you were issued a driver’s license by the Virginia DMV, you
understood that this license came with responsibility. Therefore,
you gave ‘implied consent’ to the State to test you for DUI and to
suspend or revoke your Virginia driver’s license in light of an offense
that broke your unwritten contract to drive. Read more...
Reduce California DWI Charges and Fines
Court ordered enrollment in a VASAP (Virginia Alcohol Safety Action
Program) is guaranteed if you are convicted of a Virginia DUI.
Similar to Virginia Defensive Driving/Traffic School, this program is
designed to help remediate offenders and even has preventative programs
in place for the youth of Virginia; the difference, however, is that
VASAP specializes in alcohol-related driving remediation, whereas
Virginia Defensive Driving/Traffic Schools, such as Driving University,
deal with a larger spectrum of traffic violations. Read more...
If you are pulled over for the suspicion of DUI or for another
traffic violation, you do not have the option of choosing the type of
test you will take. You will take a Breath Test on-the-spot or at
the police station, or you will be cited with a misdemeanor and face
other Virginia DMV suspensions and penalties. Furthermore, your
refusal can incriminate you in the eyes of a Judge. Read